spread some holiday cheer

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Make the holiday season extra bright for a family in need! Waypoint Wonderland is a celebration that provides holiday gifts to families served at Waypoint who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, or violence.

Last year, Waypoint provided gifts to over 400 children in need. In addition, each parent also received a gift.

Community members are asked to contribute by donating brand new toys, books, games, and household items for parents along with gift wrapping supplies for the gift distribution. Monetary gifts are also accepted. See below for a list of needed items.


320545751_462030525902396_7012878568123058711_n.jpgWays You Can Donate

Donations will be accepted through December 11, 2023 and can be delivered to Waypoint's 5th St SE entrance 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays.

  • Go shopping to pick out:
    - Gifts for kids ages newborn-12 years old
    - Gift cards (Target, Walmart) for kids ages 9-12 years old
    - Gifts for parents
  • Purchasing items off our Amazon wish list and having them directly sent here
  • Hosting a Giving Tree with our wish list ornaments
    - Contact Jade at 319.731.6118 to pick up printed ornaments at Waypoint
    - Download our ornaments and labels (for back of ornament) here, put on your tree for customers or staff to take, and drop gifts off by December 11

318524042_516647040496415_5958896319324483986_n.jpgLooking to volunteer?

Sign-up to support Waypoint Wonderland with event preparations, distribution, and clean-up. Many volunteer roles are available, including:

  • Event set-up
  • Donation sorting
  • Personal shoppers
  • Gift wrappers
  • Gift runners
  • Client check-in/greeters

At this time, all volunteer roles are filled for Waypoint Wonderland 2023. Please stay tuned for more opportunities in 2024!

Questions? Contact Jade Riley, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator, at 319.731.6118.

Waypoint Wonderland Wishlist

Waypoint Wonderland provides holiday gifts to children 0-12 years old. Below are examples of items we are requesting:

  • Riding toys
  • Activity center/gym
  • Puzzles
  • Soft blocks/toys
  • Educational toys
  • Dolls and doll accessories
  • Blocks
  • Legos
  • Trucks/cars
  • Dress up clothes
  • Food and kitchen play
  • Craft kits
  • Action figures
  • Barbies and Barbie accessories
  • Books
  • Board games
  • Hair accessories
  • Make-up for pre-teens
  • Children's jewelry
  • Dish sets
  • Pot and pan sets
  • Silverware sets
  • Bedding (Queen or Twin)
  • Gift cards

We're Here for you

For over 125 years, Waypoint has existed as a vital community resource for individuals in need.

Domestic Violence Resource & Support Line


Housing Services

319.366.7999 -or- 1.833.739.0065

KidsPoint Child Care


Survivors' Program


Contact Waypoint

318 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


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