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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 [...]

July Change for Community Recipient: Prairie Flower Children’s Center

By |2021-07-01T12:07:55-05:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Prairie Flower Children's Center is an outdoor-immersed, belonging-based and play-based early childhood education center. We are located within Ames city limits but we have 14 acres of woodlands, creeks, and ravines to explore. Our mission is to provide learning experiences that nurture in children their innate capacities for imagination & wonder while instilling the [...]

June Change For Community: Ames Pride

By |2021-06-01T15:04:31-05:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ames Pride is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to promote community building among LGBTQIA+ individuals, to educate the community of issues affecting LGBTQIA+ people, and to facilitate an environment that values the intersectional identities of all people living in and around the City of Ames. We are committed to maintaining a community that recognizes [...]

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 [...]


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