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You can help us provide support, stability & opportunity.

Use the form below to make a general donation to Willis Dady

Want to donate through PayPal? Click here

All donations unless specified are general donation gifts to Willis Dady Homeless Services. Unrestricted gifts allow us to meet the most urgent needs of our operations throughout the years, like keeping the lights on. Thank you for your support of  our agency! Reach out to Aaron Amundson at 319-362-7555 or with any questions. 

If you have a recurring donation set up through Givebutter that you would like to cancel, or modify, please create a Givebutter account (linked in your last payment email) and contact their support team. If you have questions, or concerns about this process contact Aaron Amundson, our Development Director at 319-362-7555 or

Current Campaigns

Check out our current campaigns and make a gift towards any of these efforts using the links below!

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Register today for the Dady Dash, our annual 5k/10k run and walk! $30 gets you into the timed competitive race, and a Dady Dash t-shirt. 

Get registered, start your team, or support a friend or family member's run online at

Housing is THE Solution Campaign

This fall Willis Dady is fundraising $50,000 to fill a critical budgetary gap to benefit our entire organization. The goal of all Willis Dady services is to empower our clients to gain stability in housing, whether that be through our housing, employment, shelter, prevention, or Veteran Services programs. Please consider joining our campaign today by making a financial gift using the donate form above! 

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Employer Matching

Employer Matching

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Your gift could be doubled through an employer matching gift.

Contact your human resources department to learn more about your company's matching gift program today!

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Does your employer match gifts made to local nonprofits? 

Below are a just a few of the many local and national companies that match donations made by their employees. Don't see your employer? Contact your HR department to see if your donation is eligible for a company match!


Alliant Energy



Bank of America

Bank of the West


Collins Aerospace


General Mills


H&R Block

Home Depot



International Paper

John Deere


Office Depot




Ruffalo Noel Levitz



State Farm




Toys R Us

US Bank


Wells Fargo


and more!

Endowment Fund

We have two Endowment Funds at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation:

  • Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Fund

  • Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Friends Fund

To learn more about the endowments, to discuss the Endow Iowa Tax Credit, or to make a donation to the endowment, please contact the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation at (319) 366-2862.

The Welborn Society

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Would you like to support our community well into the future?

Perhaps you, a family member, or a friend has experienced homelessness. Maybe you're a Veteran who wants to provide lasting support for future Veterans. Maybe your heart longs for ending homelessness and supporting those in need. Whatever drives your passion for helping those experiencing homelessness, estate planning is a wonderful way to help ensure we continue to provide our services will into the future.

Whether you're interested in naming Willis Dady in your will or bequest, setting up a Charitable Remainder trust or Charitable Gift annuity, or giving a gift of life insurance or appreciated stock, we'd love to talk with you about planned giving options. Please contact Aaron A. at to learn more about planned giving to Willis Dady.

Current Needs

In addition to monetary donations, donating goods is a great way to support our clients and programs! 

Please call ahead or inquire below before bringing a donation to the shelter in order to ensure we have the space and current need for your donation.

To download our Wishlist in a pdf format for sharing, click here!

Goods Donations

Don't have anything to donate from our needs list?


Have no fear! Our Amazon Wishlist & Target Registry are full of items that can be shipped straight to Wilis Dady, saving you time and money. 


Kit Making

Consider assembling any of our kits to address a variety of our client's needs: Food Bags, Hygiene Kits, and Laundry Kits help our team provide needed supplies to individuals experiencing homelessness.


Click here to download our kit pdf to see what each kit includes, and how to assemble them!

“Our pro tip is also to use quart-sized zipper top storage bags!”

-a volunteer group assembling hygiene kits

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Endowment Fund
Planned Giving
Goods Donations
Financial Support

Want your gift to make the most impact?

Make a financial gift to Willis Dady Homeless Services.

25% of our operational costs are covered from private donations.

General, operational contributions from individuals, churches, groups, and businesses make up the second largest segment of our annual income. Unless designated otherwise, all donations we receive go towards operations, which includes client needs (e.g. food, hygiene items, cleaning items, etc.), client transportation (bus tickets), building utilities, building maintenance, administrative costs, staff salaries, and other operational expenses.


Donate Online

Mail or Delivery 

Donate online via PayPal or Givebutter in the form at the top of the page.

Send or hand deliver cash, check, or money order. 

Make checks payable to Willis Dady Homeless Services.

Willis Dady Homeless Services

1247 4th Ave SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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