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Thanksgiving 2013

posted Nov 3, 2013, 5:37 PM by Thomas Prescott   [ updated Nov 24, 2013, 1:34 PM ]
Update!
Thank you everyone for your generous donations.  We were able to raise a total of $761.92!  We will be able to provide catered meals to 5 families and provide a $75 gift card to Dahl's for these families as well.

We are no longer accepting donations for this event.  If you wish to donate, please consider donating money to our Toys for Tots effort.


It's the holiday season and that means IAF has another opportunity to provide community outreach. Over the next few weeks we will be collecting monetary donations to fund Thanksgiving Day meals for a few Des Moines metro families in need. We will be taking donations at the weekly meet up (every Sunday at The Tavern II in West Des Moines) and at any other IAF event.

Every donation is greatly appreciated.  

To donate, you may either use the Paypal Donate link to the right side or you may donate cash at the Sunday meetup.

Family 1
Sharassa has three children and recently moved to Des Moines.   She has a set of preemie twins, Lance and Lauren, age 12, with medical conditions.  She also has a 15 year old son named Dwight.  Lance needs a surgery to have a shunt put in for his liver and enlarged spleen.  Lauren has cerebral palsy.  Sharassa is on her own and has no family in town for help or support.  Her food stamps have been cut due to the recent changes to the food program.

Family 2
Shierley has two boys, Elijah (5 yrs. old) and Demarieus (11 yrs. old).  She is currently working temp jobs and going through a divorce.  

Family 3
Arbriena cares for her Grandson, Davonte (6 yrs. old).  She doesn't have a job and her food stamps have been cut due to the recent changes to the food program.

Family 4
Mary Lee cares for her Grandson, Raleigh (1 yr. old), and for her 15 yr. old daughter.  She doesn't have a job and her food stamps have been cut due to the recent changes to the food program.

Family 5
Catherine is a single mom with a dependent adult child, John (22 yrs. old).  John has autism.   Her food stamps have been cut due to the recent changes to the food program.

Please contact John F. or Chris J. with any questions.




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