MFLCares is proud to support March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of all moms and babies. For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. The national nonprofit with a local Iowa chapter is committed to leveling the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. March of Dimes fights for the health of all moms and babies.
From MarchofDimes.com, “We’re advocating for policies to protect them. We’re working to radically improve the health care they receive. We’re pioneering research to find solutions. We’re empowering families with the knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, we’re building a brighter future for us all.”
Support Iowa’s March of Dimes chapter by purchasing tickets to its upcoming Signature Chefs Auction – the annual gathering of the area’s finest culinary talent in support of the March of Dimes. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Ron Pearson Center, located at 5820 Westown Pkwy in West Des Moines, IA. Taste the chef’s creations before taking your seats for the Live Auction and Fund the Mission. Enjoy dessert while you bid on one of our unique packages, and raise your paddle to give generously to save babies.
In the month of August MFLCares charity is Iowa COPS. Iowa Concerns of Police Survivors, C.O.P.S. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Iowa C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to provide ongoing support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.
All donations made to Iowa C.O.P.S. stays in Iowa to support Iowa survivors. Monies are used to support such activities as sending families to National Police Week in Washington, DC, the funeral response team, cost of training, and other related activities
HDSA is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.
The HDSA mission: • To help individuals affected by Huntington’s Disease and their families through support and services • To educate both the public and health care professionals about Huntington’s Disease • To promote and support research directed at discovering a treatment and ultimately a cure for Huntington’s disease.
While there is still no cure for HD, today there is more hope than ever that we can beat this disease. Until then, they will strive to provide support and sustenance to our HD families, knowing that while research provides hope for the future. They have become an active community, educating ourselves, sharing information, and advocating for others and there loved ones.
A future event to attend is the Ankeny Team Hope Walk, Saturday August 24th. Please watch our page for further registration information.
Puppy Jake Foundation is dedicated to helping military veterans through the assistance of well bred, socialized and professionally trained service dogs. They are proud to select, train and place only the best-performing dogs with these deserving men and women.
They assist children and families experiencing some of life’s biggest challenges:
Aggression or ongoing family conflict
Problems at school or in peer relationships
Mental health challenges (depression, anxiety, sensory disorders, adjustment concerns, and more)
Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse
Poverty, homelessness, and family instability
If you or someone you know needs support to navigate life’s challenges, call 515-282-YESS (9377) any time to speak with a caring member of our team. Our 24-hour access line can provide resources, guidance, and connection to YESS’ entire network of services.
“March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. They are changing that.
For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now they are building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. They support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. They advocate for policies that prioritize their health. They support radical improvements to the care they receive. And they pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies.
What began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, better known as March of Dimes. They pioneered the vaccine research leading to the eradication of polio in the U.S., and then they shifted focus to address some of the biggest health threats to moms and babies with innovations like folic acid, newborn screening and surfactant therapy.
Today they educate medical professionals and the public about best practices; they support lifesaving research; they provided comfort and support to families in NICUs; and they advocate for those who need them most, moms and babies. They are stronger and more committed than ever to guiding moms through every stage of the pregnancy journey. They are fighting for the smallest among us and advocating for their health each and every day. And they do so with the tools, technology and knowledge needed to build a brighter future for us all.”
MFLCares May 2019 Charity is Puppy Jake Foundation. A little about Puppy Jake.. Four pillars of character about the Puppy Jake Foundation:
Friendly -Everybody loves dogs! There is a special warmth and joy that comes from having a four-pawed best friend by your side, and this should be embodied in all communications.
Fun- Dogs are energetic & spirited. Messaging should reflect the light-hearted nature and playfulness of our canine friends.
Compassionate- Our heroes need our help. While each experience of an American veteran is different, we are doing our best to ease the transition to their life back home and need to demonstrate unity and understanding.
Respectful- We owe our freedom to the brave men & women of the U.S. Armed Forces. It’s important to express our appreciation of the brave men & women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Puppy Jake Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on making our American heroes’ lives easier and more fulfilling. The Puppy Jake Foundation provides well bred, socialized and professionally trained service dogs for wounded military veterans. These high-functioning dogs help veterans who may be living with PTSD, amputations, physical disabilities or other related challenges. Puppy Jake Foundation provides service dogs at no cost to qualifying veterans. Puppy Jake Foundation’s mission starts with the support of people like you. There are three ways you can contribute: volunteer to be a trainer or sitter, attend a fundraiser and donate directly. Donations go to pay for the training, health care and food supply of service dogs. You can make donations online at Puppy Jake Foundation.
Every 34 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories.
A great way to support Make A Wish Foundation of Iowa is at their upcoming Des Moines Gala on Saturday, May 4th, at the Ron Pearson Center for an evening of entertainment featuring our area wish kids as well as live and silent auctions. Be sure to purchase your tickets early as this was a sold out event last year. Click here to purchase a ticket.
MFLCares April charity is YESS ~ Youth Emergency Services & Shelter is a Des Moines Metro based mission providing a safety net of programs to help kids when they need it most! They offer emergency shelter, crisis nursery care, counseling & care coordination.
YESS strives to be ready to help kids when issues arise so they can have a safe haven & support system to allow them to be safe and healthy in their own homes. YESS is a nationally-accredited nonprofit organization that uniquely serves our community’s most vulnerable children.