Girls happily reading their books - at Orchard Place Des Moines

Orchard Place Announces Annual 'Rise & Shine' Campaign


Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, announces its annual “Rise & Shine” campaign, a toiletry drive for the children served by Orchard Place is now underway.  Each year, Orchard Place spends about $50,000 on products for the children in our care at our residential campus. 

Items that meet basic needs include: toothpaste, deodorant, Q-tips, Germ-X, shampoos, soap, hair products and general bathroom supplies.  Individuals, business, church and civic groups are welcome to participate in the “Rise & Shine” campaign at any time during the coming months. 

“Our Rise and Shine Campaign is essential to help our residents feel at home,” said Vice President of Development Nancy Bobo.  “The children we serve often do not have even the basic toiletry items. This is an easy way for people in our community to have an immediate impact on the thousands of children we serve.” 

Items may be dropped off at any of the Orchard Place locations in Des Moines:

  • Orchard Place Campus - 925 S.W. Porter Avenue
  • Orchard Place Child Guidance Center -  808 Fifth Avenue
  • Orchard Place PACE Juvenile Center - 620 Eighth Street
  • Orchard Place Administrative Office  - 2116 Grand Avenue

Monetary donations can be made and designated for the “Rise & Shine Campaign” via the Orchard Place Website Donation Page.

More information is available by contacting Barbara Pottorff at 515-287-9645 or for more information.

About Orchard Place:

Orchard Place is the oldest locally-based charity in Des Moines providing mental health treatment and expertise for Iowa’s kids.  Our inpatient, outpatient and community program serves nearly 10,000 children from birth to age 22 annually.  Four operating divisions work under the Orchard Place umbrella of services:  Child Guidance Center, Orchard Place Campus, PACE Juvenile Center and the Integrated Health Program.  More information can be found at