Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge—
Iowa City, IA

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750 Hawkins Drive , Iowa City, IA 52246 Phone: 319-248-5400 or 800-227-2345Fax: 319-248-5401

Support Us

Russell and Ann Gerdin

Russell and Ann Gerdin donated a total of $4 million dollars to the Hope Lodge. This $4 million dollar gift helps make possible the building of the Iowa City Hope Lodge named, "The Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge". Other businesses, groups, and individuals also made generous donations to help the Hope Lodge become a reality in Iowa City.


The Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Iowa City always appreciates the generosity of our community.

If you would like to help, please consider the following:

  • Donating supplies or services
  • Making a donation from our wish list
  • Plan a dinner or event for Hope Lodge Guests and Caregivers
  • Bringing your service group to the Hope Lodge for a "Work Day"
  • Volunteering

Contact Lynn Johnson, Hope Lodge Administrative Assistant – or call 319-248-5400.

Our Wish List

Recreation Items
Bingo Prizes
Magazine/Newspaper Subscriptions
Arts & crafts supplies
Wii Games
Sports & Entertainment tickets
Portable DVD players
Ethernet cords

Gift Cards
Gas Cards
Hobby Lobby
Black and Gold Cab ($5 Taxi Cash Cards)
Verizon Wireless pre-paid cell phone card
Pre-paid long distance phone cards

Laundry Room Supplies
Dryer Sheets

Office Supplies
Postage stamps
AA and AAA batteries
Small notepads

General Supplies
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Shower chair

Cleaning Supplies
Toilet bowl cleaner
Toilet bowl brushes
Shower cleaner
All-purpose cleaner
Disinfecting wipes

Cleaning Supplies Cont.
Liquid dish soap
Swiffer Products - Wet Jet & Vac (cleaning pads and liquid cleaner)
New toilet plungers
Liquid hand soap
Hand sanitizer

Guest Room Supplies
Bath towels (thick/white)
Hand towels (white)
Wash clothes (white)
Humidifiers - portable

Ziploc bags - variety of sizes
Aluminum foil
Paper plates
Plastic silverware
Saran Wrap
Scrub brushes for dishes
Dish cloths and towels
Sweetener/sugar packets
Spices, salt, and pepper
Lemonade/Gatorade Mix
Wrapped candy (including sugar-free)
Individual cereal boxes
Cup of noodles
Canned soups
Canned pasta (Spaghettio's, Ravioli)
Individual servings of fruit and applesauce
Baking mixes and supplies
Disposable to go coffee cups
Boost, Ensure or Glucerna

Residency at a Hope Lodge facility is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet the Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, physical disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation. For admissions information, please select a Hope Lodge location.