Highland Elementary School – End of the Year School Carnival | waterloo.k12.ia.us/schoolsites/highland/
Volunteers from our Cedar Falls office took part in Highland Elementary School’s end of year carnival by running game, food, and ticket booths for the children. Despite the warm weather, the children and volunteers had a great time!
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation – Garden Rehabilitation | minneapolisparks.orgopenarmsmn.org
Team members assisted members of Minneapolis Parks and Recreation with the clean-up and rehabilitation process of the Minnehaha Park Song of Hiawatha Garden in Minnehaha Park. After just three hours, the entire garden had been stripped of unwanted debris and large weeds, and was ready for planting!
Open Arms of Minnesota – Meal Prep | openarmsmn.org
Volunteers accommodated the chefs of Open Arms by prepping, assembling, and packing meals to bring nutrition to fellow community members living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and ALS. In just 2.5 hours, volunteers assembled 600+ entrees and packaged 572 hearty barley stews.
Retrieving Freedom – Facility Beautification | retrievingfreedom.org
Volunteers spent their day beautifying the Retrieving Freedom shelter by cleaning the inside and outside of the shelter, placing parking stoppers in their lot, pulling weeds, cleaning dog beds, and cleaning the dogs’ bath house Retrieving Freedom focuses on training service dogs to serve the needs of veterans, children with autism, and individuals living with diabetes.
Second Harvest Heartland – Food Sorting and Packing | 2harvest.org
Team members sorted, weighed, and bagged onions to be distributed from Second Harvest Heartland to food shelves in order to provide for families that are food insecure. Our efforts resulted in packaging 7,324 pounds of onions for our neighbors in need.
Cedar Valley Food Bank – Food Sorting and Packing | northeastiowafoodbank.org
ITM TwentyFirst volunteered at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank sorting and packaging food for their Backpack Program which serves school-aged children that come from food insecure families. We packed over 900 bags of food in less than two hours, then took a tour of the facility.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital | stjude.org
In 2016, all of us at ITM TwentyFirst set out to make a difference. Not only did we donate our time volunteering throughout the year, we also chose a national organization to support monetarily. As a team, stretching across three different offices in three different states, we came together to raise and donate $4,450 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We are excited to continue our efforts in 2017 with both familiar and new organizations in Minnesota, Iowa, and New York.