“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Have you received services from us in the past year? If so, please take our Fiscal Year 2022 Client Satisfaction Survey. Information will be used by Community Action for planning and delivery of agency programs and services.


Volunteers are appreciated in many of our programs. Opportunities may include reading to children, serving on an advisory board, helping in the local food pantry, receptionist duties, cleaning, internships, or a variety of other openings. We sometimes have one time projects that need completed or longer term volunteer openings.

Give Financially

Community Action of Southeast Iowa is a 501(c)3 private non-profit. Gifts may be tax deductible.

Donate online

By mail

  1. Complete our Donation Form or provide a cover letter including name, address, amount and designation.
  2. Make checks payable to Community Action of Southeast Iowa.
  3. Mail checks to

Community Action of Southeast Iowa (Central Office)

2850 Mt. Pleasant St., Suite 108
Burlington IA 52601

Give Things

Common items welcomed in our pantries include:

  • Canned meats
  • Canned fruits
  • Peanut butter
  • Dry goods
  • Child friendly foods
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hygiene products (soaps, cleaning supplies, feminine hygiene, bathroom supplies)

Donations of goods and services must be evaluated for suitability prior to acceptance.

Legacy Giving

Some programs such as the food pantry, emergency rental assistance and emergency utility assistance are funded by private local donations. Your endowment can assist people in your community for years to come. Contact central office for details: 319-753-0193.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — William Shakespeare

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