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Volunteer/Donation Opportunites


Hello donors and friends to CRISP,

We are running low on a few sizes of winter boots and need your help!  CRISP accepts gently used and new winter boots, so please check your closet and see it you might have a size we are in need of!

Our drop off box is located just outside our office:  110 West Washington, Winterset, IA  2nd floor!  Stop by anytime between 8:00 am- 4:30 pm Monday - Friday and drop off those boots your kids may have outgrown.

Girls snow boots sizes needed:

  • Toddler:  5, 6, 8, 12
  • Kids: 4, 5
  • Teens/Womens: 9, 10, 11, 12

Boys snow boots sizes needed:

  • Toddler:  11
  • Kids: 3, 4, 5
  • Teens/Mens: 6, 7, 9, 12, 13

Thank you for helping us to keep kids feet warm!

Naomi Hupton

Executive Director

Community Resources in Service to People

110 W Washington St.

Winterset, IA  50273



A family has been awarded the opportunity to occupy the Hope Home (http://hopehomewinterset.org/).

  They are in need of a bunk bed and toddler bed. Contact Darla Millhollin at dmillhollin@winterset.k12.ia.us to make arrangements for delivery/pick up. Thank you!

Madison, Marion and Warren County Coordinator
Community Partnerships for Protecting Children
(515) 468-8181

CFI (Children & Families of Iowa is looking for donation!)

Urgent: Help us reach our goal of 130 new monthly/recurring donors in celebration of  CFI's 130th anniversary.

Help Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) - by becoming a monthly/recurring donor today! By giving on a monthly basis, your support helps CFI restore hope, build futures, and change lives throughout Iowa.

CFI's programs and services focus on enhancing the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to build, support and strengthen families like Jayden's* in your community. 

Within a of couple years of methamphetamine use introduced by her boyfriend, Jayden lost her job, developed low self-esteem, struggled with co-dependency, lost custody of her son, lost her nursing license, and became homeless.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) intervened in Jayden's case due to drug use and domestic violence between Jayden and her boyfriend. He was controlling and didn't allow Jayden any freedom or privacy. He searched all of her personal possessions, phone, and social media. When she did find a chance to be on her own, he stalked her and kept track of her every move. He quickly learned Jayden's mental health was her trigger and used it as a way of controlling her.

Jayden started inpatient treatment to address her substance abuse, and was able to work with a therapist and treatment counselor on a regular basis. She decided to take the Domestic Violence Awareness class provided by CFI to appease DHS, even though she did not feel she was a victim of domestic violence. Jayden learned about emotional abuse, power and control, financial abuse, stalking, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. She realized that she was indeed a victim of domestic abuse. The class taught her how to recognize potentially abusive relationships by learning the warning signs of abuse, indicators of an increased likelihood of murder, and how to tell if an abuser is really making healthy relationship changes. Through CFI's Domestic Violence Services she came to realize how much she was impacted by her boyfriend's controlling behavior, stalking, and manipulation. She made a commitment to no longer accept this type behavior.
To join our monthly donor program visitb http://cfiowa.org/give-cfi/

  • Click: Give Now.
  • Select: I would like to make this gift a recurring gift.

*Name has been changed to protect client confidentiality.

cfum: Children & Family Urban Movement

Become a part of the CFUM community supporting the potential of over 200 children and youth daily through academic success, healthy living, and community engagement. Learn more here.

EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy Resource Center)

"Ready to embark in a meaningful relationship? Be a mentor. Befriend a refugee.

EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy Resource Center) has two outstanding mentoring programs that we are seeking mentors for to guide refugees from Burma with various life skills such as learning English, job hunting, and study skills. Must be 18 or older and be able to pass a background check.

Contact EMBARC to learn more about our mentoring opportunities: http://www.embarciowa.org/get-involved/volunteer/"

Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa

World Refugee Day is here!! This year we are celebrating on June 23rd at Valley Community Center (4444 Fuller Rd WDM). You have always supported in making the event a special one! The World Refugee Day planning team is reaching out to you to make it a special event again in 2018!!

You can see the volunteer opportunities and sign up on the Volunteer Local page here.

 If you use Facebook, you can RSVP here for updates as the day approaches and share to let your friends and family know about this great event.

 If you have any questions, please email Meghan Smith at worldrefugeedaydm@gmail.com.

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