Midwest Family Lending Corp has chosen to support MS Moments in the month of November and we encourage you to as well.
MS Moments is an Iowa nonprofit assisting Iowa families afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis founded by Karrie Anderson after being diagnosed with MS in 2010. MS is an expensive disease and our goal is to relieve some of the financial burden for them. Nearly $.94 of every dollar donated to MS Moments is provided back to these Iowa families to provide grants for medical massage, health club memberships and acupuncture. MS Moments assists the entire family and our mission is to keep families moving! MS Moments was founded in 2015 and is helping over 50 Iowa families.
You can get involved by volunteering, participating or donating at www.msmomentsiowa.org. Join us December 12th at 6:00 at the Hyperion Field Club for our Annual Dinner and Keynote where you can meet and/or learn about the families we are helping and hear our plans for 2019!
In September at the Bryce’s Warriors 6th annual golf outing $15,000 was raised. The foundation donates money to Bryce Draisey Memorial Dollars for Scholars scholarship fund, families of children waiting for and who have had heart transplants, Children’s Miracle Network, and Iowa Donor Network. The scholarships go to students in the SE Polk School District where Bryce was a student. They also provide Thanksgiving meals to those children and families in the PICU at University if IA Hospitals. Bryce’s Warriors Foundation provides food and gas cards to those families in need while a child is living at the hospital as families must buy their own food and pay for their own gas.
The Ronald McDonald House here in Des Moines has served as a beacon of family togetherness since 1981. Our mission of enriching the quality of life for children and their families is what we have done for over 10,000 families since we opened our doors 36 years ago. We serve families that have critically ill children being treated in our local hospitals. We provide housing, meals and all amenities during this trying time so that families can focus their attention on the treatment of their children.
In the month of September MFLCares charity is Bryce’s Warriors. You are invited to support Bryce’s Draisey Memorial 2018 Golf Tournament on Saturday September 29th, 2019 at Terrace Hills Golf Course. Bryce Warriors Golf form 2018 registration form.
Bryce Draisey was a happy and presumably healthy 11-year-old boy when he was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy in February of 2008. Over the next 2+ years, he endured several surgeries, including a heart transplant, rejection of his new heart, many hospital stays and many other health complications that arose during that time. He endured all of this believing that each day is a new one and the trials, sadness, or anger that may have happened yesterday no longer matter today. He took his health problems seriously and complied with all of his doctors’ instructions, but he also took all of it in stride most of the time. He just wanted to be a normal teenager who went to school and had fun with friends.
Bryce was proud to spread his story to as many people as he could to create awareness for organ donation. In doing this, he also spread a story of love, courage, and forgiveness that all who knew him will remember.
Bryce’s Warriors has four missions:
To tell Bryce Draisey’s story in hopes of raising awareness for organ donation and encouraging people to sign up to be organ donors.
To provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Southeast Polk High School in memory of Bryce Draisey who died of complications after a heart transplant while awaiting his second heart transplant.
To provide financial and emotional support to families of pediatric patients who are waiting for or have received a heart transplant.
To give back to other organizations who made a large impact in the life of Bryce Draisey and his family during his battle with his health and who continue to help children in need.
Today’s libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people. Libraries of all kinds add value in fives key areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment, engagement.
The Van Meter Public Library Foundation is a volunteer group of citizens dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the Van Meter Public Library program for all members of the community. Their strategic plan is to construct a new library building, replacing the 1,100 square foot of space in use since 1980.
With the critical role libraries play in communities, it is essential to increase public awareness and support of the value, impact, and services that are provided by investing in the future of our library.
The Foundation’s fund-raising efforts are supported through contributions from individuals and businesses in the community.
Because transformation is essential to the community we serve.
The Van Meter Public Library Foundation spearheads major fund-raising campaigns to bridge the gap caused by the growing needs of Van Meter’s aging library and shrinking municipal budgets. The Van Meter Library’s strategic plan is to construct a new library building, replacing the 1,100 square foot of space in use since 1980. We secured a grant for a library planning consultant to help us assess the needs of our growing community and determine our needs for a future space. With the critical role libraries play in communities, it is essential to increase public awareness and support of the value, impact, and services that are provided by investing in the future of our library.
The Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, volunteer group of local citizens dedicated to soliciting and managing funds for charitable purposes for the growth and enhancement of the Van Meter Public Library program for all members of the community.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Its stated purpose is to raise money to enhance the Van Meter Library and programming it has to offer all children, teens and adults of our community. The Foundation’s fund-raising efforts are supported through contributions from individuals and businesses in the community.
Because transformation is essential to the community we serve.
Barb Phillips, President
Marianne Colsch, Vice President
Megan Alexander, Treasurer
Suzanne Lindaman, Secretary and Library Director
The Van Meter Public Library Foundation welcomes gifts from individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations who wish to demonstrate their love for literacy, our Library and our community. The Van Meter Public Library Foundation’s exclusive mission is to support the library, its programs and resources, and this donation process allows for greater flexibility and use of funds by the library. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, your donations are tax deductible.
On June 9th, 2018 at the 7th annual Pink Tractor carnival over $60,000 was raised to continue the support with there mission. From the support of the community members Pink Tractor is enable to continue to support families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.