Prayers! Without them none of the rest matters (REALLY!)

Van! Our mini-van gets a lot of use and is in the shop more than itís out. If you have a mini-van in good condition to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.


Our community is in need of a mini-van. Ours is in the shop more than itís out! We donít care what it looks like as long as it runs well! If you have one youíd like to donate, please give us a call at 515-243-0765.

Money! Maintaining our three old houses is a constant challenge and since weíre not a non-profit organization, we donít get a break on property taxes. Cash donations large and small are always welcome and needed.

Renovation Needs! If you have not visited us in the last couple of years, you will be surprised at all the work thatís been done on our houses. Still, there is a lot more that needs to be done. Ligutti House needs exterior painting and windows. Lazarus House needs a new roof, basement renovation. Dingman House needs basement shelving and an updated kitchen. All three houses need fire escapes and have electrical and plumbing needs. So good carpenters, plumbers and electricians are always needed. We need folks who can take on a specific project whether they do it themselves or pay to have it done.

Food and Stuff! We can always use canned and dry goods as well as toiletries. Especially needed are coffee, 100% fruit juice, breakfast cereal, canned fruit, vegetables, beans, soup and stews, disposable razors and shaving cream, shampoo, hand soap, toilet paper, tissue, paper towels, maxi-pads and tampons.

Finally, we are always looking for individuals or work crews to help with maintenance and general cleaning. There is a lot of yard and garden work to be done. Plus people are always welcome to come and help us out with the hospitality. Just give a call or drop by.

Thanks for your continued support.
The Des Moines Catholic Worker Community,
1310 7th St., Des Moines, IA 515-243-0765
Please send contributions to: PO Box 4551, Des Moines IA 50306