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“Planned Parenthood will ensure that sexuality is understood as an essential, lifelong aspect of being human, and that it is celebrated with respect, openness and mutuality.”

Goal One, Vision 2025, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

At Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, we are proud to represent Iowa and Nebraska in our national organization’s position as the largest, most trusted provider of sex education in the U.S. In 2015, Planned Parenthood affiliates provided education programs and outreach services to 1.5 million people.  

We are dedicated to delivering content and programs in reproductive health, human growth and development, and sex education. This programming provides comprehensive, medically accurate and age-appropriate information for diverse audiences in a variety of settings. 

The Planned Parenthood Book Sale: A Fundraiser for Education

PPHeartland education and outreach efforts are supported in part by two book sales held in the spring and fall of each year. Now in their sixth decade, the sales feature hundreds of thousands of books and other items, are run by hundreds of loyal volunteers, and raise nearly $500,000 annually to support educational programming and outreach. 

These educational programs empower people to make safe, proactive reproductive and other health care decisions, and serve people of all ages – from young people all the way to seniors. Our educational programming reached more than 52,000 people last year. 

Books and other items for the sales can be donated to PPHeartland at the Jacqueline N. Blank Book Drop, located at 123 Clark Street in Des Moines. Read more about the book sale.