Support Cyclone students who have experienced foster care, homelessness

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Iowa State students in the STORIES program have experienced foster care, homelesssness or similar situations, and you can support them this holiday season by providing a gift from their Amazon wish list.

As these students work hard to earn their degrees, they often lack extra funds to purchase items that we take for granted–such as a warm coat, shampoo, bed pillows or an electric toothbrush. These items, and many others, are featured on an Amazon wish list that has been put together by the students.

The gifts you purchase will directly support these students in the STORIES program. When gifts arrive, they’ll be anonymously given to the student who wished for them.

Giving is easy!

Amazon wish list donation process

  • Visit the STORIES 2021 Winter Wish List link.
  • Log into your Amazon account, if necessary.
  • Proceed to checkout.
  • Select Gift Registry Address so the gifts will be delivered to the STORIES office.
  • Please purchase gifts by December 31, 2021. However, any gifts received after that date will be given to students.

Optional: Click “Email the recipient a copy of their gift receipt after the gift is delivered” to give the option for the student to exchange the gift, for example, if the size is not quite right. Recipient’s email address is:

Questions and additional information

For questions or other volunteer opportunities, please contact Laura Kilbride, STORIES Coordinator at 515-294-8436 or You’re also welcome to contact Laura is you’d like to make a donation that is not from the Amazon Wish List. Gift cards of any kind are always useful to students in the STORIES program.