Check Off Child Abuse
Children who are raised in safe, nurturing environments are more likely to grow into responsible, productive citizens. However, some families may be experiencing high levels of stress, a sense of isolation and a lack of resources that make caring for their children difficult. As a community, it is our responsibility to ensure all families receive the support and resources they need, before stress reaches the point of child abuse.
Help make Iowa's families stronger and children safer.
When you file your state income tax return, donate a portion of your refund or an additional amount owed to Child Abuse Prevention. All contributions go to the Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program, which benefits local services that educate and support families. Under the direction of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, these services served 12,000 families in 83 Iowa counties last year.
Iowa taxpayers have generously donated $250,000 over four years to the Child Abuse Prevention Check Off. With your help, we can do even more to help ensure all Iowa's children are raised in safe, nurturing environments.
To donate to Child Abuse Prevention, look for line 58d on Iowa Tax Form 1040 or line 16 on Iowa Tax Form 1040A. An online tax program, such as TurboTax, asks whether to make a contribution after the filer has reviewed the tax form and is ready to submit.
Iowa's Children are our Future
So, on your Iowa tax return, be sure to check off a few dollars to prevent
Help Us Spread the Word
The tools below can be used to help educate others in your community about the Check Off Child Abuse campaign.
Make a Donation
Support our work by giving to the Prevent Child Abuse Iowa fund at the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation.