In honor of Women's History Month, the Library will be taking supply donations for the Young Women's Resource Center (YWRC) this March.

YWRC serves girls and young women ages 10-24 throughout Greater Des Moines, offering two branches of services – Empowerment and Young Moms – to better serve the members of our community throughout various stages of life.The YWRC'S goal is to help girls and young women become strong, self-confident and successful – utilizing education and support to create a safe place where they experience acceptance, compassion, knowledge, and commitment. You can learn more about the YWRC and their services here:

Needed items include:

  • Unscented baby wipes
  • Full-size deodorant
  • Size 7 diapers and pull-ups
  • Full-size shampoo and conditioner for curly, kinky, coiled hair
  • Full-size body wash
  • Full-size toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Lip balm/chapstick
  • Menstrual (unscented) pads and discs 
  • New teethers for babies 

Please note: Travel-size personal care items and items that are not on this list will NOT be accepted.

All donations can be dropped off at the Library's front desk.