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Each day, we get asked, "What can I do to help the kids?"

The easy answer is to provide financial support. Many of the Jane Boyd programs rely solely on donated dollars, so as the needs of children and families continue to grow, so does our dependence on additional resources.

We believe your financial support is your commitment to the mission to which Jane Boyd is follow: to enhance the academic, emotional and social well-being of children and families in our community.

More information on options for making a donation can be found below.

At Jane Boyd Achievement Academy, specific in-kind donations can help keep programs supplied with necessary items.

Year-round needs

Lined paper, wide-ruled notebooks, folders, pencils, markers, erasers, sketch paper, construction paper, glue, glue sticks, scissors, brown paper bags, stickers, calculators, masking tape, clear tape, Clorox wipes, large bottles hand sanitizer, paper towels and facial tissues.

Summer-only needs

New or gently-used youth swim suits sizes 4 through 14/16, gently used or new towels, new flip flops, sunscreen SPF 100, Bug Soother brand bug spray, non-perishable pre-packaged snacks, fans for classrooms, backpacks, heavy-duty binders (at least 2-inches thick), PG-rated DVDs, permanent markers, gift cards for project and craft supplies.

At the Harambee House, specific in-kind donations can help provide children and families with basic necessities.

Year-round needs

New or gently-used clothing and shoes, large conference-style meeting table

All in-kind donations are accepted at the Harambee House, 404 17th St. SE in Cedar Rapids.

There are many ways that you can make a financial contribution. Here are a few options.

Donate Online

Whether a one-time or an ongoing monthly, quarterly or yearly gift; online giving is the easiest way to support Jane Boyd. We take your financial safety seriously, and our online giving is powered by a secure online system.

To make an online donation, visit:

Many companies offer a match for employees’ charitable contributions. This is an easy way for you to double or even triple your gift to Four Oaks. Please contact your Human Resources department for more information.

Donate by Mail

Donations by check can be mailed to

Jane Boyd Community House
Development Office
943 14th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Many companies offer a match for employees' charitable contributions. This is an easy way for you to double or even triple your gift to Jane Boyd. Please contact your Human Resources department for more information.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by Jane Boyd, we would consider it to be a privilege to be your choice when considering where to give a gift in honor of that person. Memoriam and honorarium gifts can be made online or by mail.

In-Kind Gifts

Many of the children and families we serve come to us with very little. Whether it is a donation of clothing that your children have outgrown or an interview suit that helps a parent working toward financial stability, in kind gifts have a big impact on those we serve.

We are grateful to all of our donors who give items to Jane Boyd in hopes that we can find a child or family that can use them. Please keep the following in mind when making in-kind donations to Jane Boyd.

Jane Boyd will accept the following items:

  • Clothing (all sizes for men, women, children and infants) in good condition
  • Tickets to Special Events: Roughrider hockey games, Kernels baseball games, U.S. Cellular Center events/shows, etc.

Small items can be dropped off Monday – Friday during regular business hours at the Harrambee House, 404 17th St SE. If you have larger, gently used items that you would like to donate or would like to drop off your donation at another location, please call Brenda Myers in Four Oaks Community Engagement at 319-784-2137 or to make arrangements.

You Can Help

Our mission is to enhance the academic, emotional and social wellbeing of children and families in our diverse community with programs focused on developing successful and productive adults.

You can make a difference by partnering with Jane Boyd. Contact us to find out how.

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