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Your donations transform the lives of vulnerable older adults and veterans in our communities.
Impact the lives of older adults in our community in one of the following ways:
Good Samaritan and Shepherd
Help us fulfill the WesleyLife Promise, ensuring vulnerable older adults can remain in their homes if they run out of resources through no fault of their own.
Area of Greatest Need
Donate to this flexible fund to impact the most urgent and immediate needs of older adults in the community.
Meals on Wheels
Help us deliver thousands of daily meals to military veterans and older adults throughout central Iowa.
Augment the person-directed services and care provided by WesleyLife Hospice with music therapy, pet therapy, and the fulfillment of Wesley Wishes.
Help fund enriching programming that enhances the lives of adults and provides relief and support to caregivers.
Help uninsured or underinsured clients receive the personalized nursing and home aide services they need to remain independent at home.
Donate to help augment WesleyLife's award-winning, compassionate programming for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Contribute to WesleyLife Meals on Wheels to help provide hot, nutritious meals to area military veterans who are often reluctant to ask for help and to whom we owe so much.
Honoring a Caregiver
Help support team members who care for residents and clients through educational scholarships or emergency funds.
Generous support from donors makes our mission to support the independence, health, and well-being of older adults possible.
Why give to WesleyLife?
Your gift to WesleyLife directly impacts the lives of those in need whom we serve throughout our communities. Partner with us as we address the critical needs of older adults, including food insecurity, social isolation, health and well-being, and more.
Your support is critical to our mission.
Donors like you help us make an even greater impact on the communities we serve. Together, we not only fund programming critical to supporting older adults in need, but also steward philanthropic resources to anticipate community and social needs that will impact older adults in the future.
Join us today.
Every donation is an opportunity for a better, brighter future for all. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, WesleyLife counts on support from generous donors like you to combat food insecurity in older adults, provide services to help individuals remain independent at home, meet the healthcare needs of uninsured clients, and so much more.
Donor Spotlight: Jim Collier
For Jim Collier, philanthropy is about honoring the past, impacting the present, and creating a bright future for older adults in the Des Moines community.
Jim's mother and stepfather were residents of Wesley Acres, where they enjoyed a high quality of life in a beautiful setting. Jim wanted to commemorate their memory and continue their legacy of donating to WesleyLife. Over the past 19 years, he has donated more than $1.3 million to enhance the quality of life for older adults and honor our community's rich history.
In Jim's own words:
“I’m not focused on money, I’m focused on improving quality of life. My parents donated quite handsomely to Wesley Acres, and I felt I should carry on the tradition. They loved the care they received, and they were very happy there.”
Collier is also passionate about preserving history. His latest donation was for the Chamberlain project, which focused on restoring the birthplace of WesleyLife more than 75 years ago.
“I was inspired by the history and the story of the Chamberlain family. I want to help keep history alive in the Des Moines community and Iowa, and keeping the Chamberlain House up to snuff is part of that.”