Support Tanager Place

Your Child: Our Focus.

When you give your time and financial resources to Tanager Place, you provide care for a child in need.

Your generous donations impact thousands of children and families across the region. Through a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, including Expressive Arts Therapy and Camp Tanager, your gifts help in tangible ways.
The Opportunity To Create

  • $30,000: Adopts a cottage for our Home Away From Home Campaign providing new furnishings and carpet.
  • $25,000: Sponsors a full week of camp for 72 at-risk children at Camp Tanager
  • $10,000: Provides year-long scholarships for half of the children in the Tanager Place inpatient program for Expressive Arts
  • $3,000: Shares money for 8 weeks of intensive Autism treatment for a child in need
  • $1,500: Provides funds to establish a social skills group for children with Autism
  • $500: Provides the nursing department with necessary medical supplies for one month
  • $250: Supplies therapy materials and supplies for one child who resides in our cottage for a year
  • $125: Provides toiletries and personal items for one child for a year

Create a long-lasting impact on our community’s children and families when you consider a planned gift. Our staff will work with you to reduce or eliminate potential federal estate taxes while creating a realistic way to substantially contribute to the children of Tanager Place. For information, contact Lorrie Erusha, Director of Philanthropy at 319-365-9164 ext. 310 or at

Volk Society

Louise and Raymond Volk, a caring couple, from Cedar Rapids who worked at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, named Tanager Place as the principal beneficiary in their will. To honor their remarkable generosity, we created the Volk Society, an association to recognize donors who make a planned gift to the Tanager Place Foundation.

Volk Society member names appear in the Tanager Place Annual Report and in a permanent display on the Tanager Place campus. We also will honor your request to remain anonymous.

Honor or remember a loved one with your general support gift or planned gift. Memorials and honorary gifts receive recognition in our Annual Report Honor Roll of Donors.

Your in-kind gifts provide many basic necessities for children ages 5-17 at Tanager Place. Throughout the year, we rely on your tax deductible contributions of:

  • New or gently used toys
  • Books
  • Craft materials
  • Community gift certificates
  • Activity items
  • Recreational gifts

Download a copy of our Wish List and choose items to donate:


In-Kind Donation Drop-Off

Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2309 C Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

For questions or to schedule a drop-off, call 319-365-9164.

  • “I kept doing and managing more and more until I was in so deep that I couldn't get myself back out. That's when I came to Tanager Place. It wasn't really that Tanager Place saved me. Don't get me wrong - this, all of it, was a struggle. I felt like I was wandering around, lost in some dark cave. But no one reached in and simply plucked me out. The people I worked with at Tanager Place gave me a map and a flashlight so I could find my own way.” Read more about Courtney's story

    Courtney, age 14
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