How to Support On With Life During the COVID Pandemic
We’re grateful for the many individuals who are asking what they can do to support On With Life during this time. Below are a few ideas on how you can say thank you, provide a moral boost for our persons served and staff, and help with needed equipment to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your support!

Donate Supplies

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): gloves, masks, goggles/eye protection, gowns, shoe covers and/or scrubs

Make Supplies

Due to the limited supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), we are currently in need of gowns for our staff. We are looking for volunteers to sew these gowns, as well as fabric donations.

  • Homemade gowns
    • Instructions and measurements
    • Need to close in the back (ties)
    • Cuffed sleeves are ideal
    • Gowns can be made using the volunteer’s own fabric, or donated fabric that we have received
    • Medium – XL sizes needed
  • Needed donations
    • Tightly woven material (preferably a solid color and waterproof)
    • Paint/drywall suits

Say Thank You

  • Send a thank you card to our staff.
  • Send a greeting card to a person served.
  • Purchase and send a gift card from a local restaurant/gas station/grocery store for us to purchase food/snacks for staff working long hours.
  • Send an email to to say thanks or offer words of encouragement to our persons served and staff.

Make a Donation

Where to Send Donations

Here’s where to send or drop-off completed masks, materials to make them, gift cards or greeting cards for persons served or staff:

  • Mail to:
    • On With Life, Attn. Amy deBuhr, 715 SW Ankeny Road, Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Drop it off at the front desk (main entrance) at On With Life’s main building during normal business hours:
    • 715 SW Ankeny Road, Ankeny, IA
  • We will take all donations and disperse them to our campuses as needed.

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