The road to “Creative Giving” at Hope Ministries

It's a surprising reality: An estimated 90% of Americans' wealth is in non-cash assets. That means things like: Property ~ Cars ~ Homes ~ Boats ~ Fine Jewelry and much more.

Donations of non-cash assets are tax-deductible and will help us provide food, clothing, shetler and long-term life-recovery programs for those who are homeless, hungry and hurting. One of Hope Ministries' core values is stewardship of resources--so you can be certain your donation will help fund our life-changing programs and services.

VEHICLES+ also provides you an opportunity to steward your assets to benefit those who are homeless, while still receiving a personal financial benefit. 

Other assets may include:

  • Farm equipment
  • Cell phones
  • Furs
  • Business/store inventory
  • Office furniture
  • Motorcycles
  • Collectibles
  • Artwork
  • Recreational vehicles

Click here for the full list.

Interested in donating through VEHICLES+

If you're interested in learning more about how can donate your non-cash assets to Hope Ministries, please fill out our Information Request Form and check the VEHICLES+ box. Or, contact us at (515) 265-7272 or

ENCORE Thrift Store

Hope Ministries also receives in-kind (non-cash) donations at our ENCORE Thrift Store. Donations of clothing, shoes, household goods and furniture are accepted there, whereas the VEHICLES+ program is for larger and/or higher-cost items.

How will Hope Ministries coordinate my non-cash donations?

In an effort to be good stewards of our resources, Hope Ministries partners with a company called iDonate to ultimately liquidiate many of these donations. Learn more about iDonate here.

Verse of the Month

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

-Isaiah 9:6




Hope Ministries
PO Box 862, Des Moines, IA 50304
Phone:  515.265.7272 | Fax: 515.262.0471