Support the community during the holiday

Meals from the Heartland sends the meals packaged by volunteers to children in 37 countries around the world. Photo: Meals from the Heartland
Spread holiday cheer by volunteering, including opportunities this week:

  • Meals from the Heartland has open shifts to pack meals on Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 27-29. Pick a day that works for you and sign up online.
  • The After School Arts Program (ASAP) is asking for donations of holiday art supplies to provide enriching art activities to schools, libraries and community centers. Order from their Amazon wish list linked online.
  • The YMCA is accepting donations of Holiday Kindness Cards to residents of its Supportive Housing Campus through Jan. 1. Learn more about the opportunity online, and contact brooke.heldt@dmymca.org if you’re interested in participating.
  • Children & Families of Iowa is seeking donations of household items, including face masks, hand sanitizer, thermometers and Clorox wipes. Donations can be made on-site with an appointment or be mailed. View a full list of items and find more information about donating online.

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