Holiday Giving Campaign: Willis Dady

The Willis Dady Emergency Shelter provides services to prevent homelessness and to care for those experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless. 

You can help support the shelter's vital mission. Participate in this year's Kirkwood Holiday Giving Campaign by donating money and/or items. For monetary donations, please make checks out to "Willis Dady." 

Most Needed Items

  • Adult sized backpacks
  • Men’s XL & XXL sweatpants
  • Men’s XL & XXL hooded sweatshirts
  • Men’s L—XXL T-shirts
  • Men’s hats/gloves
  • Thermal socks
  • Toys for girls/boys (any age)
  • Walmart gift cards ($10 – $20)
  • AA/AAA batteries
  • Laundry soap
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Bodywash/soap
  • Travel-sized shampoo
  • Travel-sized conditioner
  • Sharpies


Check out Willis Dady’s Amazon wish list.

Drop-Off Donations

If you have any questions about this year's Holiday Giving Campaign or are ready to drop off your donations, stop by the Student Life office, temporarily located at the Rec Center, or call 319-398-5578.


Kirkwood Student Life

Temporarily located at the Rec Center

Please note, the doors to the Rec Center may be locked during normal business hours to allow for frequent cleaning. You can see their hours here. If you arrive and the doors are locked, please call the number below or email us at

Phone: 319-398-5578

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