Change for CommunityWheatsfield2021-03-18T14:24:23-05:00
Raised 2013-2021 as part of our Donation Programs
Raised in October for The Bridge Home
Raised in November for Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa
Raised in December for Food At First – Daily Free Meal + Perishable Market
Raised in January for the Ames Animal Shelter
Raised in February for Youth and Shelter Services
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Change for Community program is simple: round-up your transactions to support local organizations! The cashiers will ask after your shopping trip if you would like to round-up to support the current recipient. Please let us know what organizations you would like to see featured as part of the program!
Since then, the Outdoor Alliance has raised funds for land acquisitions, trails, adult outdoor education, county park improvements, reconnecting the South Skunk River in Ames at the dam in North River Valley Park and improving water access at Ada Hayden Heritage Park.
Our service outings have involved collecting prairie seed, planting trees, trail maintenance, removing old fencing and more, working with Story County Conservation, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and other formal and informal groups and individuals.
Plans for 2021 include raising funds for Story County Conservation’s on-going water monitoring program. This is the first step in addressing water quality issues in the county. Improving water quality will enhance our health, the viability of our communities and outdoor recreational opportunities.
Still, much remains undone and the Outdoor Alliance is working to make more of these projects possible. Wheatsfield, Story County Conservation, the Outdoor Alliance and so many other groups and individuals are all working for the kind of world we want to live in and leave to those that follow.
The Outdoor Alliance mission is to enhance outdoor recreation, education and conservation in Story County. For more information about the Outdoor Alliance, our on-going and previous projects, as well as membership information, please visit oasco.org.
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Please note: Although we would like to consider every worthwhile cause, due to the volume of applications we receive and limited budgets, it is not possible to fulfill every request. We generally review applications once a quarter.