How You Can Help Old

Get Involved with Horizons

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, provides a variety of ways for community members to get involved. Horizons depends on its volunteers and donors to help fulfill the agency’s mission to serve the Cedar Rapids community. However you choose to help, we thank you.

Donate

Every Dollar Makes a Difference

We rely on the generous financial support of the community to help us serve the individuals and families who are in need of our help.

Your gift to Horizons provides resources that make an immediate impact to:

  • ensure that seniors in our community continue to receive nutritious meals which allows them to stay in their homes through our Meals on Wheels department.
  • those who are struggling to make ends meet have the education and debt management assistance available to make solid financial decisions with the help of our Financial Health and Wellness department.
  • provide affordable night and weekend transportation to work, school, or life skills classes during times when the fixed route city buses do not operate through NTS.

Charitable Deductions

Give to get! Even if you don’t plan to itemize deductions on your next tax return, the CARES Act allows you to make a $300 charitable gift and then deduct that $300 on your 2020 taxes.

To make a donation by mail:

Horizons, A Family Services Alliance
819 5th Street SE
PO Box 667
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Donations may be made in honor or in memory of someone. An acknowledgement will be sent to the individual or family notifying them of your generous contribution.

Horizons is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Horizons are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Care Package Requests

In response to COVID-19, we’ve developed a program where we help seniors acquire cleaning supplies and personal care items in an effort to reduce their trips to the grocery stores and exposure to COVID during this time of uncertainty.

For contactless donation, click the Amazon links below and ship directly to 819 5th St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. Make sure you send a donation gift receipt so we know who to acknowledge the in-kind donation to.

Help us gather these items so that we can continue this service to the best of our abilities:

Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Dish Soap
Laundry Detergent
Bathroom Cleaner
Hand Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Bleach
Body Soap
Shampoo
Conditioner
Kleenex
Tooth Paste
Tooth Brushes
Mouth Wash
All Purpose Cleaner
Joy Drive Fundraiser

Provide help, hope, and joy to at-risk seniors during the 2021 holiday season! Seniors will receive a hot holiday meal with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry relish, a dinner roll, and pumpkin pie along with a holiday joy bag!

Help us collect joy bag donation items any time through out the year.

For contactless donation, click the Amazon links below and ship directly to 819 5th St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. Make sure you send a donation gift receipt so we know who to acknowledge the in-kind donation to.

VISA Gift Cards

Help provide resources for a home-bound senior no matter where they are.

USPS Stamps

Help our clients stay in touch with those who matter most. Stamps can be the most expensive part of sending mail.

Word Searches

An important part of growing old is exercising your brain. Provide hours of entertainment and health.

Crossword Puzzles
BIC Pens
BIC Mechanical Pencils
Note Pads

Our clients have many valuable stories – give them a space to share!

Envelopes
Playing Cards
iTouch Slim Heart Rate Tracker and Pedometer
Gift Bags
Decorative Ribbon

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Give at Work

Other Giving Options