You Can Help!

We are called by Jesus Christ to act with compassion towards our brothers and sisters.
You can help us respond to our calling and the needs in our community by getting involved.

Here are some of the ways you can make a difference:


Community of Christ Caring Ministries needs dependable volunteers each workday to help in the store as cashiers, or by helping to unload and store donations of food, clothing, and furniture. This is an opportunity for you to meet the people we serve personally, and to see first-hand the needs that challenge their lives.


Your donations to Community of Christ Caring Ministries are helping your brothers and sisters in your community live with dignity. Donated clothing, household goods, and furniture are either given to members of our community free of charge, or sold in our store. Proceeds of our sales are used to purchase non-perishable food for the food pantry.


Community of Christ Caring Ministries provides food to over 1,000 families each year. Additionally, we help prepare and distribute food to over 350 families through the annual Holiday Care program. To adapt to the changing needs of the community throughout the year we rely on our contributors to donate food and cash offerings to support our food pantry.


When families lose their homes to fire or storm they are left with only the clothes on their backs. Others, because of the loss of employment, cannot afford to buy the clothes they need to look for a new job, or for their children to wear to school. Your generous offering of clothes in good condition  are literally a God-send to these families and individuals.


Community of Christ Caring Ministries appreciates donations of used furniture and appliances. We ask that the furniture be clean, and free of smoke odor and pet hair. Appliances must be in working condition upon donation. Pick up service can be arranged in advance by calling the store at 712-328-8122.

For More information

Donations may be made at the Vine Street entrance between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, 9:00 am and 3:30 pm Saturday. For more information about how to donate food, clothing, or furniture to the Community of Christ Caring Ministries, please contact us at by phone at 712-328-8122. All donations are tax deductible.

If you would like someone from the Community of Christ Thrift Store and Food Pantry to speak to your group or organization, please contact Shari Poffenbarger by phone at 712-328-8122 or by email.