EveryStep Giving Tree helps carry out the mission of the organization by directing all proceeds from thrift store sales toward programs & services which benefit EveryStep Care & Support Services Patients and Clients.
Taking a cue from other hospice providers across the nation, EveryStep opened EveryStep Giving Tree thrift store in October 2010. All proceeds support EveryStep’s programs including hospice care, grief support and services for children and families. EveryStep Giving Tree stores are operated by a small group of staff and a strong corps of dedicated volunteers.
“I visit the EveryStep Giving Tree often - what a great space for such a great cause! I love that all proceeds get donated back to hospice care. Thank you so much for making a difference!”
- Facebook Reviewer
3330 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
EveryStep Giving Tree gratefully accepts your donations of gently used furniture, clothing and accessories, home décor and household items. We prefer donations be dropped off at the back of our Urbandale Store, 3330 100th Street. If you have a large donation and are unable to arrange for a drop-off, please call us at 515-270-2414. Our driver and donation truck may be able to come to you!
WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Mattresses or sofa sleepers
Televisions and stereos
Outdated baby and kids’ items
Encyclopedias or textbooks
At our Urbandale store, we gladly accept:
Furniture (please no ripped, stained or smoke-permeated items)
Antiques and collectibles
Women’s clothing: current season and stylish jackets, suits, slacks, tops, dresses and formal wear
Men’s clothing: suits, slacks, jeans, shirts and shoes
Juniors and young men’s clothing
Women’s accessories including shoes, scarves, belts and handbags
Baby, infant, and kids clothing and toys
Baby gates, swings, walkers and car seats
Housewares including china, porcelain and glassware
Home décor including lamps, vases and framed art
Domestics including linens, rugs, quilts and comforters
Books, audiobooks, music CDs and DVD videos
Patio furniture and yard décor
EveryStep Giving Tree is always looking for enthusiastic, energetic volunteers who are able to share at least four hours per week supporting our non-profit mission. To learn about the different ways you can volunteer your time, please email us or contact our volunteer coordinator at 515-270-2414.
Volunteer Roles Include:
Fitting room attendant
Baker for our fun events (or for our daily customers)
Back door greeter (to accept donations)
Washing donated dishes
Interested in Volunteering? Complete the form below!
One of Iowa’s oldest and most trusted non-profit organizations has a new name. HCI Care Services & Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa is now called EveryStep.
HCI Care Services & Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa is now called EveryStep.
Our people and our programs remain the same. Only our name has changed.
EveryStep is a name that has been six years in the making. During that time, HCI Hospice Care Services, Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, Amanda the Panda and our more than 30 programs and services have come together under one umbrella, as part of one non-profit organization and a shared mission.
EveryStep is the same independent, non-profit organization with the people and programs Iowans have trusted for decades. Our family of community-based health care and support services offer compassion and guidance during life’s most challenging moments.
Today, our organization serves more than 60,000 people annually across 47 counties and dozens of programs. We have grown in our ability to offer care and support to people during vulnerable moments and difficult times. We have truly become stronger together.
However, our programs have been known under many different names – programs like HCI Hospice Care Services, Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, Amanda the Panda, HCI Giving Tree, VNS Home Care, Community Voices, Hospice With Heart, VNS of Iowa Wellness, Stork's Nest, Storybook Project – and many more.
With so many different names for our organization's many programs, it’s been challenging to share a common story about our great outcomes and our growing impact.
Our people and programs provide support and education to young moms; assistance to immigrants and refugees; wellness services to communities; in-home care to people who are ill, injured or facing the end of life; and compassionate support to families during times of grief and loss.
Every program is important. Every program contributes to our mission. However, to the people we serve, our programs haven’t appeared connected to each other because they haven’t shared a common name. Until now.
Going forward, all our core programs are renamed under the “EveryStep” name, demonstrating our unity as an organization and a clear connection between our many services. We believe “EveryStep” not only envelops the wide range of services our organization provides but also conveys the comfort, care and reassurance we offer at every stage of life.
We empower individuals, support families and strengthen communities. When people face life’s most difficult moments, we are with them, at EveryStep.