Giving at ChildServe

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Giving at ChildServe

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We help thousands of children and young adults with special healthcare needs each year, and all of our good work begins with support from our generous donors. Make a gift today!

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Whether you’re enjoying a night of bubble wrap creations or a day on the golf course, our events unite fun with an amazing cause: helping Iowa’s children live a great life.

Planned Giving

Looking for a way to make a lasting impact through a future gift? As a Legacy Society member, you can make a difference beyond your lifetime.


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Make a difference for the kids we serve by purchasing an item from one of our Amazon Wish Lists.


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Making an Impact

ChildServe‘s Autism Program Grows with Families

Learn how our Autism Program makes a transforming impact for kids of all ages – from 5-year-old Jenna to 20-year-old Landen.

Improving Access to Care

Thanks to the support of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa, more families have access to ChildServe’s life-changing behavioral health services.

Brian's Story

Not every nine-year-old will pick “steak dinner” as their special birthday meal, but anyone who’s met Brian knows to expect the unexpected from this bright, technology-loving boy.

Small, But Mighty

Ruby was born early at 25 weeks, weighing just 1 pound, 6 ounces. Like many babies born prematurely, Ruby’s road home was suddenly more complicated.

Ruby fought her way through two heart procedures, pneumonia, eye surgery and many complications with her lungs. Despite these challenges, Ruby quickly proved that though she is small, she is mighty.

What’s New at ChildServe?

Get the inside scoop from ChildServe‘s donor communication: The Great Life Newsletter. For more ways to stay connected with our mission, follow ChildServe on social media.

Supporting the Mission 

Meet Our Team

The ChildServe Foundation team is passionate about helping children with special healthcare needs live a great life, and we’d love to help you connect with our mission. Meet our team.

Change Lives at ChildServe

 See how our donors make a difference.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

As the largest rehabilitation provider of our kind in the Midwest, amazing moments happen every day at ChildServe: from kids and teens regaining independence after an accident or surgery, to children reaching developmental milestones like feeding themselves and speaking. We make these great life moments happen in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Your Impact: ChildServe‘s cutting-edge rehabilitation technology and therapy spaces are funded by our generous donors. Your support enables us to expand programs or start services in new communities to reach more kids.

Complex Medical

We believe kids with complex medical needs deserve to live meaningful, fun-filled lives – either at home with their families with support from our Homecare nursing team, or at ChildServe‘s uniquely designed residential programs. We offer the only pediatric long-term care program in the state of Iowa, as well as an outpatient Complex Care Clinic.

Your Impact: Donations recently funded new technology and facility enhancements in our residential group homes – enabling us to create the only group home in the state designed for individuals with complex medical needs. 

Autism & Behavioral Health

Our Behavioral Health & Autism experts help make amazing moments possible each day… The first time a child with autism tells their parent, “I love you;” the first time a child asks to play with a friend as they build social skills; children meeting emotional and behavioral milestones that once felt like insurmountable barriers. These moments inspire us to make our mission accessible to more children and families across Iowa.

Your Impact: With your help, we recently expanded our programs to meet the needs of our community, taking nearly 700 kids off the waiting list for services since 2020.

Community Services

We design our community services to meet kids and teens where they’re at: from helping children in Supported Community Living develop daily skills like getting ready for school on their own, to providing teens in Day Habilitation a safe place to gain life and social skills while engaging with friends.

Your Impact:  Along with remodeling our Respite Center (one of only two overnight respite options in the state of Iowa), donations have funded fun-filled local day trips, new wheelchair-accessible vans, and so much more!


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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