Giving Tuesday 2022

This year for our #GivingTuesday campaign we are focusing on the scholarship program for our Stowe Heights Course. For a limited time only, you will be able to purchase Stowe Heights Merchandise! Although Giving Tuesday is November 29th we want to give you plenty of time to purchase some Stowe Heights Gear. The store will be open from November 22 until December 2. All proceeds from your purchase will go to support the Stowe Heights Scholarship Fund. Click here to access the Merchandise Store.
Click the blue button below if you’d rather donate directly to CYC and the Stowe Heights Scholarship Fund rather than purchase merchandise.


Do you want to help further the impact of CYC’s youth programs  Your tax-deductible donation helps us connect with and support over 3,000 students across Iowa.

You can now donate through the button below or through Venmo: @Community-YouthConcepts

One-Time/Recurring Donation

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Ready to support the long-term success of CYC?  Our endowment exists to ensure CYC’s mission exists for many years to come.  Our endowment is held at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.


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On your next Amazon order be sure to select “Community Youth Concepts” as your charity of choice through AmazonSmile.

With AmazonSmile, you can just use your existing account and get access to the same prices and selection as the standard Amazon, just with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to CYC!

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Our Wish List

Canned Fruit & Vegetables
Canned Soup
Cereal (bags & single-serving boxes)
Jams & Jellies
Macaroni & Cheese
Peanut Butter

Kum & Go

All-Purpose Cleaner
Batteries (AA & AAA)
Dishwasher Detergent
Garbage Bags (13 gal. & 23 gal.)
Hand Soap
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper

Bus Passes
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Feminine Products
Hand Sanitizer
Science Center Tickets
Sports Tickets
Zoo Tickets

Card Stock
Paper (construction & printer)
Pencils & Pens
Postage Stamps
Post-It Notes

Bulbs & Seeds
Gardening Tools
Heavy-Duty Garbage Bags
Ice Melt
Live Plants

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Granola Bars
Paper Bowls & Plates
Plastic Forks, Knives, & Spoons
Resealable Plastic Bags

In 2020 Congress enacted a Universal Charitable Deduction through the CARES Act. For more information about this deduction and to see if you qualify, you can view more information in this article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

I give to Community Youth Concepts because I am paying a personal debt to the elders in my life who supported my dreams by opening doors of opportunity for me.  Our future as a community, as a state, and as a nation is all about our young people’s aspirations and hopes for tomorrow.  Community Youth Concepts embraces the joy of working with young people and talking about their interests and their exciting future plans.

Bob Bush

Donor & Friend