Your Donation Means Everything to Local Families

Every day, Tanager Place gives hope to children and teens struggling with tough mental health challenges, and support to the families, friends and communities who love them. Each family that walks through our doors has a different story, and a different set of challenges, but they all share one thing in common—they need your support too.

Build a brighter future for children in your community and help thousands of families with a donation to Tanager Place.

Home Away From Home

Children on the Tanager Place campus live in six different cottages—all designed to provide the comforts of home in a safe and therapeutic setting. Over time, the furniture in these cottages has started to show wear and tear after hundreds of children have shared their time and lived with us on campus.

This spring, Tanager Place hopes to raise $46,000 for our Home Away from Home project.

The Home Away from Home project gives you the chance to help kids feel safe and welcomed while they call Tanager Place their home. This year, we’re upgrading old furniture in the Tanager Place cottage living areas. Your gift will help purchase new living room furniture, desks and lighting.

By making a gift to the Home Away from Home project, you do so much more than provide us with new furniture—you help improve the healing environment and bring comfort and hope to our residents.

Will you help our inpatient space feel like a Home Away from Home? Donate today!

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The Difference You Make

$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 eight 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

In-Kind Donations

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
In-Kind Donations 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

View our Wish List and choose items to donate.

Honor & Memorial Giving

Honor or remember a loved one with a gift to Tanager Place. Memorials and honorary gifts receive recognition in our Annual Report Honor Roll of Donors.

For more information, contact Joan Hackbarth, Director Department of Advancement 319-365-9164 ext. 309.

Planned Giving

Create a long-lasting impact on our community’s children and families with a planned gift.

When thinking about sharing your end of the year stock gift further information can be found here.

For information, contact Lorrie Erusha, Director of Philanthropy at 319-365-9164 ext. 310 or at

Learn more about Planned Giving.

Payroll Deduction

If your company participates in payroll deduction for charitable giving, please encourage them to consider Tanager Place as a recipient of your contribution.

Donor Bill of Rights