It’s that time of the year when you need to give thanks for what you have. You may think times are hard, but take a look around and see the less fortunate. There are many people out there that are homeless, cold and hungry. We need to remember these people and help them. Many have lost their jobs to cut backs. Some may be sick and can’t work. We may be worried about how we are going to buy all these presents for everyone. Remember that is not what Christmas is all about. Be thankful for what you have and give to the people that need help. Many need warm coats, hats and gloves. Many need warm meals and something warm to drink. A little kindness goes a long way and can bring smiles to many faces. Children that have never known what it is like to be warm and have hot meals. Pets that are left out in the cold and are hungry and freezing. They need help. Let’s step back and think about this and help. There are many organizations that you can donate to. Be thankful for what you have and give a little. Everyone have a Merry Christmas and remember what Christmas is all about.
Dino’s In The Community – Donation Drive for CFIowa
We love giving back to the community and two of our Des Moines locations have teamed up with Children & Families of Iowa in an attempt to collect some very much needed items for their non-profit organization. During the months of October and November, both the 2nd Avenue and Bondurant locations will be accepting items for CFIowa.
Children & Families of Iowa has been assisting citizens throughout Iowa for 125 years with various programs to help people in need during times of transition. They help women in domestic abuse situations by offering shelter, referrals and assistance, counseling and educational training. They also offer multiple programs to help at-risk teens in their group homes, addiction recovery center and support groups to ensure a bright future for teens around Iowa. They offer family counseling for foster and adoptive parents as well as offer training classes to establish better parenting and life skills in hopes of brighter futures for families. Their mental health services teaches life skills and offers counseling for financial matters, couples, families and children to promote positive changes for those in need. Children & Families of Iowa also provides high quality child care with transportation and age appropriate activities for children.
Our 2nd Avenue and Bondurant locations in Iowa
will be accepting the following items from
October 1, 2013 to November 29, 2013:
New or Gently Used Items Accepted
Blankets, Pillows, Twin-sized sheets, Pillow cases, Towels and Wash cloths
New Hygiene Items Needed
Shampoo, Shaving cream (men and women), Razors (men and women), Facial wash, Body wash, Deodorant, Tooth brushes, Tooth paste, Floss, Lotions, Feminine care products
New Clothing Items Needed
Undergarments & Socks (variety of sizes and both genders), Children’s shoes (variety of sizes)
**Currently not accepting all other clothing items due to space limitations**
New children’s toys and books (for the holidays)
We would love to fill a storage unit for this wonderful organization
and ask that you bring your donation in during office hours.
We will waive the administrative fee for new customers if you
bring in 5 items from the list OR we will give you a
$25 credit on your 2nd months rent if you bring in 15 items!!
Items accepted at either of our Des Moines locations:
Dino’s Storage – 2725 2nd Avenue – Des Moines, IA 50313
Amanda or Jill: (515) 280-5060
Dino’s Storage – 411 Brick St – Bondurant, IA 50035
Cindy, Manager: (515) 967-9346
If you are unable to bring a donation to either facility and would still like to make a contribution to Children and Families of Iowa, you may visit their website and click on the “Give to CFI” tab at the top of their page. You may also view their website for helpful resources and events or to learn about this wonderful organization.