Sponsored Businesses and Featured Programs

Volunteer Services provided $20,000 in funding to the Department of Behavioral Health in 2017 to have the A Bright New Morning mural painted on an outdoor patio area.

Volunteer Services sponsors businesses and has programs to add the to the patient and family experience at UI Health Care. Your patronage at Volunteer Services businesses helps raise funds for many programs and projects that benefit our patients and their families. Our featured programs provide unique amenities for patients during their inpatient stay.

Our sponsored businesses

Wild Rose Gifts

Wild Rose Gifts provides a much-needed service for our patients, visitors, and staff by offering an assortment of gifts, flowers, accessories, treat, and much more. The gift shop is staffed by volunteers who are ready to help you select the perfect gift!

Kaleidoscope Gift Shop

This unique and fun space is located on the first floor of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and offers a retail experience specifically designed to welcome, engage, and comfort children and their families.

Online Gift Shop

Show a loved one you’re thinking about them with a gift! Our online gift shop offers a selection of gifts from Wild Rose Gifts and Kaleidoscope Gift Shop. Available items range from newborn gifts to books for toddlers to Hawkeye apparel. Orders placed before 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday will be delivered the same day. You can also call 1-319-356-1999 to work with our dedicated staff to place an order for your loved one.

Rooftop Café and Terrace

In partnership with local businesses like The Java House, Heirloom Salad Company, Bread Garden Market, Oasis Falafel, Molly’s Cupcakes, and Cookies & More, the Rooftop Café offers beverages, snacks, soups, and sandwiches to patients, visitors, and staff in a comfortable lounge atmosphere. The adjacent Rooftop Terrace is open seasonally for all to enjoy.

Fourth Floor Salon

Our licensed cosmetologists at the Fourth Floor Salon are here to help patients, visitors, and staff look their best so they can be their best! They specialize in a variety of services for hair, skin, and nails, and offer programs to support clients undergoing physical changes due to treatment or illness. The salon also carries a wide range of salon styling products available for purchase.

Our featured programs

Email a Patient

Do you have a loved one in the hospital who could use a cheerful message? Use our Email a Patient program to send a personalized email. Each email is printed out and delivered straight to the patient by our hospital volunteers, Monday through Friday.

Furry Friends

Research shows relationships with animals have a positive influence on health. Our Furry Friends program in partnership with Rehabilitation Therapies allows patients to experience the joy of a visiting dog, either their own or one certified for hospital visits.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Furry Friends program is temporarily suspended. Only service dogs are allowed into our hospitals and clinics. If you need to be accompanied by a service dog during your visit, please call 1-800-777-8442 in advance to request approval.