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January 2023 Change for Community: Ames Animal Shelter

By |2022-12-27T17:00:25-06:00January 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ames Animal Shelter 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 [...]

Dec 2022 Change For Community: The Bridge Home

By |2022-12-01T12:12:32-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|Tags: , , , , , |

The Bridge Home The Bridge Home is a non-profit organization devoted to bridging the gap between homelessness and housing by providing shelter, support, and inspiring a pathway forward for individuals and families experiencing or on the verge of homelessness. Founded in 1985 to address the growing need of individuals and families requiring shelter, a trend that continues today, [...]

Nov 2022 Change for Community: Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa

By |2022-11-01T10:43:08-05:00November 1st, 2022|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 volunteer, and every message of [...]

October 2022 Change for Community: Food at First

By |2022-10-03T11:11:18-05:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

October's Change for Community recipient is Food At First Round up your transactions during October in support! Food At First is a local non-profit organization consisting of a daily Free Meal program and perishable food distribution known to the community as the Food at First Free Market. FAF is dedicated to providing meals to [...]

September Change for Community: Food Bank of Iowa

By |2022-09-01T11:40:32-05:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Round up at the registers this September in support of the Food Bank of Iowa! At the Food Bank of Iowa, they’re dedicated to ending hunger in Iowa—for the children, families, seniors and veterans they serve. $0.97 cents of every dollar donated to Food Bank of Iowa supports their food distribution programs. By keeping [...]

August 2022 Change for Community: SHOP

By |2022-08-01T12:07:32-05:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The SHOP - Students Helping Our Peers, Student Food Pantry The SHOP was created in 2011 by a group of students from the Food Science and Human Nutrition learning community who were looking to combat food insecurity among their peers at Iowa State. SHOP’s mission is to engage with anti-hunger advocates and serve the [...]

July Change for Community

By |2022-07-01T16:07:09-05:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Outdoor Alliance of Story County The Outdoor Alliance of Story County (Outdoor Alliance) works to enhance outdoor recreation, education and conservation in Story County. Wheatsfield has been supporting these efforts since 2016 by helping to fund Story County Conservation’s Jordan Acres land acquisition. This land is adjacent to the South Skunk River and near [...]

June 2022 Change for Community: The Community Academy

By |2022-05-31T17:07:44-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

An educational non-profit dedicated to developing and implementing the future of innovative education in Iowa. The Community Academy (TCA) will offer short-term, low-cost programming to youth of all ages starting in the Fall of 2022. Students will have the opportunity to become deeply connected to their peers, their teachers, and their community through immersive experiences. Learning is through personalized, [...]

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, [...]

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