Simply Essential

Simply Essential


Simply Essential is a ministry begun in response to the pandemic. Once a month we will distribute (by drive-up), basic household needs like soap and toilet paper for free. Anyone who is struggling during this time of crisis and might benefit from such help is welcome.


Thus far, we distributed 64 packages on June 28. We will be sharing again on July 9 from 2-4 pm.


On the other hand, if you would like to help with this ministry, here's how: To make a donation to help purchase supplies, click the word GIVE at the top of the page. To make a donation of merchandise, check the list below, then contact Virginia Bryant (515-491-6871) or Ellen Burrell (515-360-1552). You may also contact Virginia or Ellen if you would like to volunteer as a shopper or help hand out supplies: we would love your help. .

4-packs of toilet paper

9 to 12-ounce bottles of dishwashing soap

bar soap wrapped in individual or two packs

8-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer

Individually wrapped paper towels

Toothpaste and individually wrapped toothbrushes