May 2022 Change for Community: NAMI of Central Iowa

By |2022-05-03T16:34:24-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Central Iowa supports, educates and advocates for individuals living with mental illness and their family members at no charge to the participants. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization has expanded to serve Ames, ISU students, and residents throughout 14 central Iowa counties through their educational classes, support groups, public presentations [...]

April Change for Community, Ukrainian Disaster Recovery Fund

By |2022-03-31T17:33:34-05:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ukrainian Disaster Recovery Fund In a show of solidarity, the National Co+op Grocers (NCG), an organization of 148 food co-ops across the U.S., has partnered with the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) and NCBA CLUSA to launch a fundraising drive to support the Ukrainian cooperative community’s immediate and ongoing needs during this time. COOP Ukraine, which includes 15,000 enterprises, [...]

March 2022 Change for Community

By |2022-03-01T12:09:05-06:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ames Community Preschool Center ACPC’s Mission is to provide consistent, reliable, safe, affordable childcare to Ames area children that engages each child and encourages his or her best personal growth and development. Ames Community Preschool Center has been serving central Iowa and Ames for nearly 50 years. They are dedicated to providing a high-quality [...]

February 2022 Change for Community

By |2022-02-01T16:33:10-06:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Black'D Out Books Our February recipient is Black'D Out Books, a project being brought to fruition by local artist Cameron Gray. This program will provide Free Black Libraries to the Ames area, offering a space where Black voices are being heard and felt, and to provide texts that are speaking about the Black experience. [...]

January Change for Community, Iowa Wildlife Center

By |2021-12-21T17:20:33-06:00January 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The Iowa Wildlife Center Change for Community Recipient, January 2022 The Iowa Wildlife Center provides professional wildlife rescue, medical treatment and rehabilitation of native wildlife in central Iowa; teaches about wildlife and habitat stewardship; and provides wildlife assistance skills training. Most dogs and cats have responsible owners who provide safe homes, veterinarians who watch [...]

Dec. 2021 Change for Community: The Bridge Home

By |2021-11-30T17:29:35-06:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The Bridge Home is an organization that provides shelter and food to the homeless, and whenever possible, help to prevent individuals from becoming or remaining homeless. We seek to do so in a welcoming, nonjudgmental atmosphere that respects their human dignity. It is our goal to involve the community in the [...]

Nov. Change for Community: Habitat for Humanity

By |2021-11-01T11:27:21-05:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa helps families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. Central Iowa Families partner with Habitat to build a place they can call home and, in turn, they help build stronger neighborhoods and communities. With every dollar you donate, every hour you [...]

October Change for Community: ACCESS

By |2021-09-29T13:20:45-05:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support) Their fundraising campaign called Pennies 4 Change is taking place during the month of October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence happens every day and touches every corner of our community. Most of us know someone who has been impacted by violence. By participating in [...]

September Change for Community Recipient: Prairie Rivers of Iowa

By |2021-08-31T17:55:56-05:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Prairie Rivers of Iowa MISSION: TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION OF IOWA’S CULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that plays a unique role in Iowa. As one of the only nonprofit organizations focusing on both conserving our natural and cultural resources and building stronger businesses and communities, they [...]

August Change for Community Recipient: Food at First

By |2021-08-03T15:26:50-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|Tags: , , , |

Food at First is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals to anyone who is hungry, everyone welcome, no questions asked. Food at First serves a hot meal every day of the year and hasn’t missed a meal in a decade! All meals are served outside as carry out at First Christian Church in [...]


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