Be the Light (IA) community is full of like minded Iowans who want to help. We are organized exclusively for the purpose of charitable giving to underserved individuals and families, as well as assisting with mental health, home and school necessities, holiday giving, educational needs and similar charitable activities.
We never pay directly to the person(s), only to the business, utility company or with specific products needed.
We are truly run by volunteers only.
-Toys and clothes for robbery victim's child
-Utility assistance for elderly woman
-Bed & bedding for child
-Coats, hats & gloves
-Shoes for children
-Cleaning supplies for newly housed individuals
-Diapers & wipes for homeless
-Disposable masks & sanitizer for mobile crisis unit
-Bedding/bath supplies for house fire family
-COVID 19 art & craft supplies for shelter kids
-COVID 19 educational supplies for shelter kids
-Emergency items for Derecho victims
Be the Light (IA) brings friends, co-workers, neighbors and the community together by the sharing of stories, food & drinks and gifting of goods and/or monies through friendship and fellowship. Come connect with people in new ways.
* Meet ups
*Shop direct sales events
Do you own a business or know a business willing to donate?
Be the Light (IA) is interested in connecting with businesses and personnel that can help make our dream a reality for those we will serve.
There are many ways to donate directly to us. Whether at meetings, meet ups, annual or monthly giving. Every dollar is appreciated and used for our mission. We donate 100% of all personal monies and products directly to East central Iowa individuals and/or families.
Love to shop? Local direct sales representatives donate their commissions & products to Be the Light (IA) to help fund our donations. Or would you be willing to host your own online fundraising event? Please let us know!
Set up your Smile Amazon account to donate a percentage of your purchases directly to us.
Instead of shopping Amazon.com, use smile.Amazon.com and pick Be the Light IA as your charity. Thank you!
Do you have things that you are donating to Goodwill, Salvation Army or other local agencies? Drop off at Stuff Etc. instead and mention Be the Light (IA) as your account.
Or one of our friends would be willing to do it for you. Contact us and let us know!
Host your own event of any kind and invite your friends. Events are whatever a person would like to do-coffee, potluck, art & crafts event, etc. There are many supportive businesses that would also donate a portion to us. Let us know your thoughts!
Be the Light (IA) consists of a board of directors that vote and distribute monies appropriately. We welcome anyone and everyone to help be part of our community by attending events, hosting your own and/or sharing our mission. We believe the more friends we have supporting and sharing, the more we are able to be a Light for the community.