Cedar Rapids-based Hopeful Mama Foundation has a mission to provide financial resources, emotional support and education on fertility options that can help fulfill the dreams of those wishing to become mothers.
It’s that time of the year again! Make a difference locally by contributing to these Iowa toy drives this holiday season.
The holiday season is a time for giving, and what better way to spread the joy than by supporting those in need? Whether you’re looking to donate or volunteer, the following are five food drives in Iowa that could use your support.
Murals & More inspires locals with its public arts projects, decorating Cedar Rapids with endless color and beauty.
Dream Catchers Foundation Inc. comprises a group of volunteer, licensed beauty professionals in Des Moines, all using their talents to support women, men and children with chronic or terminal illnesses, along with their caregivers.
A favorite of sewists and visual arts aficionados, the Iowa Quilt Museum, based in Winterset, sets out to promote appreciation of the art of quilting. Here, Carissa Heckathorn, director, discusses the museum’s first-ever Iowa Quilt Festival, a three-day event with nationally known instructors taking place this summer.
Winterset-based The Iowa Theater is a historic, multi-use nonprofit movie theater and performance space, inviting visitors and locals alike to gather and be entertained. Marianne Fons discusses what the theater means to its community and the nonprofit’s upcoming Valentine’s Day gala.
Standing behind the belief that all animals deserve a second chance, Des Moines-based Animal Rescue League of Iowa works to promote animal welfare, strengthen the human/animal bond and prevent the overpopulation of pets.
Iowa Farm Sanctuary, located in Oxford, provides a safe haven to rescued farm animals in need of love and compassion. Here, Shawn Camp, executive director and co-founder, discusses Iowa Farm Sanctuary’s first-ever 5k, the challenge of aiding farm animals in an agricultural state and how the rescue positively affects humans just as much as its cows and goats.
With a commitment to saving the lives of hard-to-place and homeless dogs, Cedar Rapids-based Dogs Forever is an Adoption Guarantee shelter. Here, Lisa Carrara, secretary, and Joyce Thompson, president, discuss how the pandemic has altered Dogs Forever’s day-to-day, the nonprofit’s goals for 2021 and various fundraising events that locals can enjoy this month.