Cheer Boxes

For those that have lost a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult. Cheer Boxes are a holiday box of twelve, family-friendly gifts that go out to all families that have felt the pain of losing a loved one; during the holiday season, we want to remind them that they have our support and care. EveryStep Grief & Loss Services hopes to provide Cheer Boxes to hundreds of families each holiday season.

Help Provide Cheer Box Gifts
We collect gifts for Cheer Boxes year-round. If you would prefer to shop in person, you can view a list of gifts we are looking for below. If you or your company would like to provide financial support to provide gifts for families please contact Megan Mondt at

  • Blankets
  • Picture Frames
  • Candles
  • Puzzles
  • Board Games
  • Journals
  • Floating Sky Lanterns
  • Amaryllis Bulbs

Purchase Items from our Wish List

Check out our Wish List on Amazon, and help us stock needed items for Cheer Boxes and our grief support programs!

Host a Donation Drive

You can host a donation drive at your home or workplace to help fill our Cheer Boxes! Email Megan Mondt for more information.

Wrap and Deliver Gifts
A lot of love and hard work goes into our holiday cheer boxes, and that’s why we need your help! Volunteers can help wrap gifts, assist with the inventory process and deliver boxes to families. No skills necessary and we’ll provide all the materials and instructions. This project begins in mid-November and ends in early December. Email Megan Mondt for more information.

Nominate A Family to Receive a Cheer Box

Do you know of a family or individual who has lost a loved one this year? Nominate them today to receive a Cheer Box from EveryStep! Simply fill out this form, and mail it to 1821 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265, or email us.

Submit names for Cheer Boxes.

Create Your Own Fundraiser! 
Help us continue to offer EveryStep's grief and loss support services at no cost to participants. You can create your own personal fundraising campaign to benefit our mission! Using our easy online tools, you can invite your friends and family to:

  • Honor a loved one with a gift to EveryStep.
  • Use an upcoming celebration or event as an opportunity to donate to EveryStep.
  • Create a customized fundraiser to benefit EveryStep.
  • Support EveryStep Grief & Loss Services' Amanda the Panda program.

Click here to start a fundraiser for EveryStep Grief & Loss Services


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