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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 [...]

October Change for Community Recipient: ACCESS

By |2019-10-10T19:11:48-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

OCTOBER CHANGE FOR COMMUNITY Recipient: ACCESS Assault Care Center Their fundraising campaign, called Frame Our Future, is to replace and repair windows and a sliding-glass door that were incorrectly installed, causing rot and other damage to our emergency shelter. The damage became apparent during an inspection. The fundraising campaign will help to not only [...]

September Change For Community Recipient: Friends of Ames High Prairie

By |2019-08-30T11:53:09-05:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Pohl Prairie, commonly referred to as the Ames high Prairie, is a 22-acre native prairie remnant west of Ames High School. Named after Dr. Richard W. Pohl, Distinguished Professor of Botany at ISU, it serves as an outdoor learning laboratory for ISU and Ames High School students. It is owned by the Ames Community [...]

June, July & August Change for Community Recipient: The Co-op!

By |2019-06-11T11:10:25-05:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Round-up for a Bread Slicer! The response to the email we sent at the beginning of May about restructuring our member loan debt has been overwhelmingly positive. We have heard from many people about how important Wheatsfield is to member-owners and the community. A common question has been, “What else can we do to help?”A number of member-owners [...]

March Change for Community Recipient: NAMI of Central Iowa

By |2019-02-28T12:47:29-05:00February 28th, 2019|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. The organization mainly serves Ames, ISU students and Story County residents through their educational classes, support groups and their Mental Health Wellness Center. NAMI offers support groups [...]