Midwest Family Lending has chosen to support Special Olympics Iowain the month of July and we encourage you to as well.
Special Olympics Iowa is a statewide movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports. Using sports as the catalyst, and including programming on health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. As a result, people with intellectual disabilities become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.
Please click here to learn more about support Special Olympics Iowa.
Midwest Family Lending has chosen to support Camp High Hopes in the month of June and we encourage you to as well.
Camp High Hopes offers year-round therapeutic recreation programs and respites in Sioux City, IA designed to enrich the lives of youth and adults with diagnosed disabilities. Our high quality programs include experiences in archery, canoeing, and outdoor education, amongst others, for individuals and groups with disabilities. Coming from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, campers arrive with anticipation and excitement, leaving with smiles, new friends, and fond memories for years to come. Thanks to the support from our community, donors, parents, volunteers, and partners, we are able to continue to offer life-changing therapeutic recreation activities to the individuals who need them the most. Camp High Hopes is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of youth and adults who have special needs. Camp High Hopes is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Bringing Families Together to Fight Cancer. Each year, the amount raised at the Country Carnival has grown and in June, 2016 – at the fifth annual event – over $60,000 was raised. In one attendee’s words, the Country Carnival is nearly a “national holiday” in the community. Although the tractor is pink, the Brommel family wants to make it clear that the Foundation’s support is not limited to individuals facing breast cancer. Funds have been given to survivors of all types of cancer, including, but not limited to, breast cancer, brain cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, leukemia, melanoma and many others.
The sixth annual Country Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017 and is located at 3845-G50 Highway, St. Charles, which is at the home of Tom and Marilyn Brommel (and is also referred to as the “Brommel Party Shed”). Auction items are accepted at any time. The Foundation can be reached through its Facebook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be mailed to 3845-G50 Highway, St. Charles, Iowa 50240.
In the month of April Midwest Family Lending has chosen to support The Ronald McDonald House. Please click the logo to learn more.
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.
Midwest Family Lending has chosen to support Freedom for Youthin the month of March and we encourage you to as well.
Freedom for Youth Ministries, founded in Des Moines in 2003, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit on a mission to reach Iowa’s youth. Our role is to unite and empower Christian communities to reach young people from kindergarten through 22-years-old with programs that help them stay in school, learn life skills, prepare for the workplace, and develop healthy relationships. These free programs include tutoring, after-school activities, meals, skills classes, and job training — all centered on the message of saving grace.
Currently, there are Freedom centers in Des Moines, Johnston, Knoxville, Winterset, Mitchellville, Stuart, Perry, Huxley, and Carlisle. Freedom for Youth’s goal is to one day be sharing the Gospel in each of Iowa’s 99 counties!
Freedom Blend Coffee, an enterprise of Freedom for Youth, will be opening later this spring. The full-service coffee shop (just west of the Des Moines campus) will serve as an employment training program for 16 – 22 year olds.
In the month of February Midwest Family Lending donated $1500 to the Children’s Charity of Iowa. If you would like to get more information about Variety- the Children’s Charity of Iowa please click here.