Melissa's Hope Chest

Giving Flight to All in Need

A store with treasured items for sale: new or gently used furnishings, and household items, clothing, quilts, jewelry, and miscellaneous articles.

Proceeds are used to offer hope and security
to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing resources for Family Crisis Centers of Northwest Iowa.

Free Services for victims of violence.
Clients of the Family Crisis Centers of NW Iowa will have the opportunity to receive needed items at no charge.  Client service areas: Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, and Sioux Counties


Melissa's Story

On the eve of Thanksgiving, Melissa was abducted, brutally beaten, molested, and left to die in an abandoned car.  Thanksgiving morning Melissa's family awoke in a trauma center where Melissa was fighting for her life.  The smell of turkey roasting in the cafeteria lingered down the hallways; it was their only sense of reality during this tragedy.  Four days later, Melissa was released from the trauma center.


Today Melissa is a well-adjusted, wonderful young lady who strives to make the lives of others more enjoyable and pleasurable. 


Please join Melissa in the mission of providing needed services and aid to children and adults suffering from child molestation, sexual abuse, or domestic violence.


Melissa's Hope Chest donates 100% of all profits to serve victims living in our communities.  Help prevent children from enduring pain and suffering.  Together we can make a difference.


A Pay-It-Forward
Local Ministry

South Ridge Plaza

(Former Wal-Mart Building)

Sioux Center, Iowa


Your Assistance is Vital!


◘ Financial support to help with operating expenes

◘ Financial Donations are tax deductible

◘ Donations of new and nearly- new household items, clothing, jewelry, small appliances, etc.

◘ Volunteers to help in the store

◘ Community investment, involvement, commitmnt, ownership, compassion, and prayers


Please send your kind gifts to:

The Family Crisis Centers

of NW Iowa

% Melissa's Hope Chest

PO Box 295

Sioux Center, IA 51250


For more information please call 712.722.4483