Throughout the year, IOCP volunteers coordinate special programs for people in the IOCP service area. The generosity of community members through financial and in-kind support has made these efforts successful year after year.
A once-a-week e-mail request for immediate, specific needs of IOCP families. Needs include household items, gift cards for groceries, gas, and other basic needs, or a particular request. The Weekly Needs list is being updated. Check back soon.
Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift Program
Links about 500 families requesting holiday gift assistance with sponsors who anonymously provide gifts for every family member.
Holiday New Client Program
Provides gifts to families who are new to IOCP during the holiday season.
Back to School
Provides the required supplies to help about 600 kids K through 12 have a strong start to the school year.
Available to IOCP families expecting a newborn. Include blankets, infant clothes, diapers, and other nursery necessities. Donations welcome year-round
Gifts for children ages 1 to 18 are available for families served by IOCP. In addition, birthday bags contain party favors, cake mix, presents, and all the trimmings for a child’s birthday party. Donations welcome year-round.
Most needed items include: Teen gifts (basketballs, footballs, guys toiletry gift packs, hair dryer, curling irons, etc.), large gift bags, frosing, birthday cake mix, gift cards for teens (Target, Ridgedale Mall, etc), Legos, Barbie dolls.