How You Can Give

Garden for Good Donation

Starting in 2019, WCI is partnering with the Food Bank of Iowa to help food-insecure Iowans. WCI will grow and donate at least 10,000 pounds of sweet potatoes from its “Garden for Good” at the Country Life Center. Through its network in 55 Iowa counties, the Food Bank will distribute the produce to Iowans who really need it. 1 out of every 8 Iowans is food insecure, and the amount of fresh produce available to this group is limited. With our long history of producing sustainably-grown produce, WCI is in a unique position to help meet this critical need.

Why sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes grow especially well at the Country Life Center. They store well, are easy to prepare and are a relatively nutrient dense food–all important traits for food-insecure people and a good choice for our first effort.
Our “Garden for Good” will help food-insecure Iowans access more locally-grown produce and eat more healthfully. Because our new customers have limited income, we’re seeking contributions to cover the expenses of seed, equipment, and labor.

Annual or One-Time Donation

Suggested Donation: $25.00

Annual gifts or one-time donations are used for expenses such as staff salaries, utilities, insurance, and facility maintenance and improvements. Gifts can be at one of these suggested levels or in any amount that you choose:

  • Learner ($25)
  • Grower ($50)
  • Believer ($100)
  • Thinker ($250)
  • Innovator ($500)
  • Dreamer ($1,000)

You can also give in remembrance of a loved one or in honor of someone special. Please be sure to include the honoree’s name for listing in our annual report.

All donors receive a monthly e-newsletter or quarterly newsletter, special event notices, and annual report recognition.

In-Kind Donations

Examples of IN-KIND donations include porch furniture, a food processor, garden equipment, office supplies and a working freezer. ARTIFACTS relating to the Wallace family such as photos, books, or other memorabilia might be of interest. Please contact us with a description of the item to insure that your contribution is a good fit for our needs.

A Planned Gift

A planned gift can continue the generosity that you’ve demonstrated throughout your life. WCI accepts unrestricted gifts and gifts for specific programs and purposes. Accepted gifts include cash, securities, real estate, bequests, life insurance beneficiary designations, and several other kinds. A charitable bequest offers these benefits:

Simplicity. Just a few sentences are all that is needed. Share the official bequest language below with your estate planning attorney.
Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific items or amount of money, make the gift contingent upon a certain event, or leave a percentage of your estate.
Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.

Official Bequest Language for Your Attorney
“I, [name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise and bequeath to The Wallace Centers of Iowa [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Our Legal Name & Tax ID
The Wallace Centers of Iowa
756 16th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
Federal Tax ID: 42-1322071

If you’d like to discuss any kind of gift or have included WCI in your estate plan, please contact Ann Taylor, Vice President, Marketing and Resource Development or call 515-243-7063.

All inquiries are confidential and without any obligation. You should also consult your trusted professionals for legal, financial, insurance, or estate planning advice. WCI staff are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice.