We are proud to partner local non-profits to produce the Community Outreach Program during the festival. These organizations make up the Creative Zone where they share their mission and lead
interactive activities. We also have great partnerships with organizations who are managing our
beverage stations and local music non-profits providing quality entertainment
throughout the weekend.
In this time of need we could all use a little help, whether
it’s a financial donation or a donation of your time, these organizations need
our community more than ever. We’ve put together of list of our non-profit
partners from 2019 & 2020 to share with you. If you have the capability and
means to do so safely, we encourage you to reach out to them directly.
Animal Rescue League of Iowa
Urgent needs include adoption and donation
Blank Park Zoo
Many ways to support the zoo including some animal supply
wish lists, donation, etc.
Boys2Men Youth Program
In need of volunteers, donations for snacks/field trips, t-shirts, laptops, and books. More information can be found on their website.
Catholic Schools Diocese of Des Moines
COVID-19 relief fund option
Central Iowa Music Lab
Virtual learning for any musical instrument or voice!
Community Support Advocates, Inc.
Continue serving artists with disabilities and mental health diagnoses during COVID-19 by donating to their cause. Your gift will help provide more virtual resources, art supplies delivered via contactless delivery, and safe and health art studio access when social distancing recommendations allow.
Community Youth Concepts
Wishlist listed as well as donation opportunity
Des Moines European Heritage Association
Donation option to support their mission. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in helping plan Christkindlmarket Des Moines (monthly meetings) or being a shift volunteer at the festival. Shift opportunities are from November 30 - December 7.
Lots of ideas on how to support EveryStep programming, including
a DIY fundraiser
Girls Rock! Des Moines
Virtual summer rock camp registration is now open!
Volunteer opportunities available.
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
Looking for general donations to support programming
including memorial gifts
Iowa Dance Theatre
Interactive dance lessons, including tap dances from Tap
Iowa Human-Animal Bond Society
Donation opportunity to support their mission
Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind andPrint Handicapped
Ongoing opportunity for volunteers to read in 90 minute
Iowa Youth Chorus
Support opportunities and ideas shared such as the Amazon
Luthern Services in Iowa (LSI)
Volunteer and donation opportunities to help support
mission and programming
March of Dimes
- Iowa Chapter
In need of hand-made cloth face masks (to be donated to the local OB offices and NICUs for pregnant mothers and NICU parents), various donated items to be placed up for auction their annual gala.
Opportunity on Deck
Donation opportunity to support mission and programming.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Iowa
Support their mission by donation or by becoming an advocate.
Accepting donations or pledges to support programming.
Walnut Creek Church
Donate to a benevolence fund that is helping raise money
for people in the community who are challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.