MFLCares about Mosaic of Central Iowa

Our January charity is Mosaic which is a faith-based nonprofit serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across 10 states.

They partner with the people they serve to provide a meaningful life in a caring community, and they help give a voice to their needs.

Mosaic tagline is “A life of possibilities” and this is what they do. They see people with disabilities as unique and gifted and want to make sure they have the chance to live the best life possible.

Their services are highly personalized and focused on community integration and relationship building. They also participate in international outreach and advocacy and partner with churches and civic organizations to fulfill our mission.

Ultimately, they work at the forefront to drive change for the people they serve.

We believe the work they do is life-giving and life-changing.

Every month they host two Discover the Possibilities lunch & learns at their office located at 11141 Aurora Avenue in Urbandale from 11:30-12:30.  They provide lunch and share the stories of who they are, what they do and who they serve. Only one hour – they are short, sweet and to the point!

Up and coming dates are:  Tuesday, January 29th, Tuesday, February 12th, Tuesday, February 26th, & Thursday, March 7th. RSVP to katie.flippen@mosaicinfo.org or 515-868-0602.

They are also happy to bring there stories to share with your group, business, or an organization.
Click here to learn more about Mosaic.

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MFLCares gives back to MS Moments


In the month of November MFLCares donated $1500 to MS Moments.

MS Moments mission is to provide financial assistance to individuals with MS (and their immediate family members) in Central Iowa to allow them to become members of a fitness organization to promote health, exercise, and mental and physical well-being.

Upcoming events for MS Moments:

  • Trivia Night – Sat March 16th @ Johnston Lions Club
  • 5k fun run/walk – Sat April 27th @ Walker Johnston Park
  • Adult Prom – Fri May 17th @ TBD
  • Bags Tournament – Sat June 8th @ Grimes Waterworks Park
  • MARS Foundation Golf outing – Mon August 12th @ Briarwood (Ankeny)
  • Heid Ride / Annie’s Ride – Sept TBD

For further information or questions please email msmoments@inittocureit.org

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MFLCares gives back to Ronald McDonald House

In the month of October, Midwest Family Lending Corp donated $1500 to Ronald McDonald House.

Please continue to HELP US HELP OTHERS by supporting the local charities.

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MFLCares gives back to HDSA Iowa Chapter

Midwest Family Lending recently received the Best in Business Award
at the HDSA GALA 2018.

In the month of August, MFLCares donated $1800 to HDSA of Iowa Chapter.  

Midwest Family Lending participated at the Ankeny Team Hope Walk at the DMACC campus in August.

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MFLCares about MS Moments Iowa

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!

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MFLCares gives back to Bryce’s Warriors Foundation

In the month of September, Midwest Family Lending Corp donated $1850 to Bryce’s Warriors Foundation.

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.

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MFLCares about Ronald McDonald House

Midwest Family Lending has chosen to support Ronald McDonald House in the month of October and we encourage you to as well.

Click Here to Learn more about Ronald McDonald House

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.

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MFLCares about Bryce’s Warriors Foundation

In the month of September MFLCares charity is Bryce’s WarriorsYou 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.

 

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MFLCares gives back to Van Meter Public Library Foundation

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.

In the month of July, Midwest Family Lending Corp donated $1650 to Van Meter Public Library Foundation.

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.

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MFLCares about HDSA of Iowa

Midwest Family Lending has chosen to support HDSA of Iowa in the month of August and we encourage you to as well.  Please watch the video below to learn more about HDSA.

You can join Midwest Family Lending as Team Smith at the Team Hope Walk hosted on Saturday September 29, 2018 at 4pm in Ankeny at DMAAC

HDSA WALK Registration

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