Stuff the Bus

Lower income families and those in need can register to have their children receive backpacks stuffed with school supplies from donations collected at businesses and other drop off points around Marshalltown and surrounding towns. House of Compassion distributed more than 1,000 backpacks in 2020.


House of Compassion's Adopt-a-Family program provides Christmas gifts and food for holiday meals to families and individuals who otherwise would be hard pressed to have a Merry Christmas. Income requirements must be met and pre-registration is required. Typical years see over 900 families served.