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Big News: We will be opening our temporary location in Valley West Mall in November! Click here to visit our Gofundme campaign and invest in creating a space in Des Moines for children to play and explore.

Wanted

Here is a list of items we are currently looking for

Fundraising for “Civic Heroes and Leaders, ” “Amazing Forts,” and “Every Child, An Artist” exhibits are underway, but any of these items would be delightful…

General

  • 4×4 folding table
  • child size folding table
  • child size folding chairs
  • bags of sand
  • artificial grass rug
  • scrap wood
  • paint

“Civic Heroes and Leaders”

  • mini world items police, fire postal trucks or buildings
  • hose
  • tires
  • rain boots
  • walkie-talkies
  • dispatch radio equipment
  • police or ambulance lights
  • mini garbage cans
  • building blocks
  • cones
  • lamination service
  • fire hydrant
  • stamp ink
  • postal bins
  • bar code scanner
  • mailboxes
  • podium

“Amazing Blanket Forts”

  • knobs
  • flat sheets
  • railing posts
  • doors
  • tables
  • chairs
  • wide ribbon

“Every Child an Artist”

  • Decorative fruit and vegetables, cheese (all sorts of food)
  • fake flowers
  • skulls
  • fake bugs, insects
  • frames-large or medium
  • vases
  • prints of still life
  • display stands or pillars
  • pictures of sculptures
  • busts
  • small sculptures
  • clipboards
  • plates
  • fabric
  • bowls
  • plates