May Change For Community: Cultivating Hope Farms

By |2021-04-30T16:36:19-05:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Creating meaningful opportunities for inclusion and acceptance for those with autism and all disabilities. OUR MISSION Is to grow and support the health and well-being of persons with different abilities through care farming practices. We will cultivate growth through the planting of knowledge and skills [...]

April Change for Community: Outdoor Alliance of Story County

By |2021-03-31T18:03:33-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Clean Water, Heathy Food The Outdoor Alliance of Story County (Outdoor Alliance) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 at the request of Mike Cox, the Director of Story County Conservation. Since then, the Outdoor Alliance has raised funds for land acquisitions, trails, adult outdoor education, county park improvements, reconnecting the South Skunk River [...]

March Change for Community: Ames Romero House

By |2021-03-01T14:54:17-05:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ames Romero House Mission We invite those transitioning from homelessness, incarceration, or inadequate/unstable housing to stay with us and be part of a safe, stable home. There is no rent, judgement, and no expectations; only love, acceptance, and peace. Our mission stems from the encounter with the human person [...]

February Change for Community: Youth and Shelter Services

By |2021-02-01T18:00:23-05:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Youth and Shelter Services At YSS, we provide mental & behavioral health services for youth & their families in central Iowa. We give children, teens and young adults the opportunity to find their voice, make healthy choices, feel safe and secure, learn life skills, heal with compassion, grow their confidence and, ultimately—stand strong. Since [...]

January Change for Community: Ames Animal Shelter

By |2020-12-24T12:50:30-05:00January 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The Ames Animal Shelter exists as a safe place where animals without a human voice to speak for them can find comfort and safety. They believe every life that comes through their doors matters—be it wild, domestic, or somewhere in-between. Through their services, education, and advocacy, they work to build a humane community [...]

Dec. Change for Community Recipient: Food at First

By |2020-12-07T15:55:46-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

For each hungry person who walks through the FAF doors costs $1.35. This means $100 could help feed 75 people, WOW! Food at First The Food At First program, in Ames, Iowa, currently consists of two parts: a daily free meal program, plus a perishable food pantry known [...]

Nov. Change for Community: Habitat for Humanity

By |2020-11-02T13:04:39-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

"This should be a world where we recognize that we are all connected, where we act in solidarity in times of crisis." - HABITAT CEO JONATHAN RECKFORD Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa has been diligently working throughout this chaotic year. COVID-19 has brought so much [...]

Oct. Change for Community: The Bridge Home

By |2020-10-07T11:12:36-05:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Mission We walk with those who have fallen on hard times to help them find hope and a home. Vision We will build on our success to become a model service provider by implementing cutting edge, best practices. Values Inclusiveness, Hospitality, Respect, Self-empowerment, Compassion, Hope Area of Service The Bridge Home serves the Two [...]

Sept. Change For Community: Mid-Iowa Community Action

By |2020-09-01T17:54:50-05:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

MICA’s mission is to provide opportunities to people in vulnerable situations. We equip them to achieve stability, security, and success. We collaborate with families and partners to create communities where fewer people find themselves in poverty, and those who do have a path out. Our Story County Family Development Center serves those in need [...]

August Change for Community Recipient: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Story County Immigrants

By |2020-08-07T12:07:22-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Our August Change for Community recipient is the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Story County Immigrants, which was founded in late March 2020 as the pandemic began to hit Iowa. It quickly became clear that immigrants were one of the populations being hit hardest both economically and health-wise. This fund - which is run collaboratively [...]

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