Get Involved


Your one-time or reoccurring contribution to Beacon of Life will help us expand programming, update facilities and maintain community partnerships for our residents. Because of your generosity, we can create an environment that empowers women in crisis to achieve positive long-term change.


Your large gift can ensure that the Beacon of Life will maintain its presence in central Iowa for years to come by contributing to our endowment fund through the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.




Event Sponsor

By sponsoring our annual or Cake Gala, you can invest in our community, receive free tickets and other perks, AND gain exposure for your business with an audience that will appreciate your generosity.





We are always in need of house and office staples:

  • rolls of quarters
  • white copy paper
  • toilet paper
  • cleaning supplies
  • dish/laundry soap
  • new underwear and bras
  • Amazon Wish List items



Board of Directors

Help to steer us toward a sustainable future in an advisory role on the Board of Directors.  If interested, email

Direct Service

We have a team of volunteer Resident Assistants who work directly with our clients and staff.  If interested, read "Becoming Ms. Burton" by Susan Burton then email to set up a time to shadow one of our staff Resident Assistants.


Join a committee: Cake Gala (meets March - October), volunteer management committee, a landscaping committee, or others as needed.  If interested, email

Special thanks to our annual donors!

charles gabus ford
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Northwest Bank