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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 [...]

June Change for Community Recipient: Ames Branch NAACP

By |2020-06-15T17:48:55-05:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|Tags: , , |

Our Mission The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination. Objectives The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the [...]

Change for Community – May 2020

By |2020-05-05T15:47:00-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Our May Change for Community recipients are Food at First and Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance. As thousands of people in our community are affected by the rapid changes due to the spread of COVID-19, we have chosen to support these organizations who are providing food options, rental assistance, and more for families in our [...]

Change for Community, April 2020

By |2020-04-06T17:16:34-05:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Our April Change for Community recipients are Food at First and Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance. As thousands of people in our community are affected by the rapid changes due to the spread of COVID-19, we have chosen to support these organizations who are providing food options, rental assistance, and more for families in our [...]

February Change for Community Recipient: Food at First

By |2020-02-05T12:28:05-05:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The Food At First program (in Ames, Iowa) currently consists of two parts: a free meal program and a perishable food pantry. Free Meals The free meal program serves seven meals per week and is open to anyone who is hungry, no questions asked. Most are evening meals and all are served at First [...]

January Change for Community: Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

By |2019-12-27T12:59:16-05:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Protect the Iowa you love! The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) is a statewide 501 (c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization that works with private landowners and public agencies to protect and restore Iowa’s land, water and wildlife. Since it's founding in 1979, INHF members and staff have protected more than 175,000 acres of Iowa’s natural [...]

November Change For Community Recipient: Habitat for Humanity

By |2019-11-04T16:01:33-05:00November 4th, 2019|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 hope you [...]

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