It is no secret to most people that HUNGER is a real problem here in America. Here in Iowa we have a Child Food Insecurity Rate of 19.5% and an overall Poverty Rate of 11.6%. Dino’s in Des Moines on SE 14th has teamed up with The Food Bank of Iowa to help in this matter. The Food Bank of Iowa delivers food to 55 of the most desperate counties in Iowa. Last year they received 7,673,765 lbs. of food from donations! All though this is remarkable news, it still does not cover what is needed to feed everyone in need ALL year around. I have set up a bin in my facility to collect donations for the month of November and December, anyone can donate. However, I have set up a SPECIAL for the months of November and December for anyone signing a new lease with us here at Dino’s on SE 14th. We will take off the $10 application fee if you bring in 2 non-perishable items to donate to The Food Bank of Iowa. How great is that, you can help out Hungry Iowan’s and save yourself money too! Anyone can donate, you don’t have to sign a lease with us, BUT if you do you will receive the great discount on your application fee. So stop in and see me and let’s fill this bin to the top! Thank you from ALL of us here at Dino’s!
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.
Helping in the Community
As the holidays and winter months approach we are doing are part here at Bellevue’s Dino’s Storage to help out in the community. There is always a need for help in the community but during the holiday season and the colder months of the year it is even more important to help out where we can.
- New customers who come in with a donation of 5 nonperishable food items will get their application fee waived.
- Bring in 10 additional items we will give you half off a second month.
Last year we were able to donate approximately 25 barrels of canned and boxed food items. We are hoping to donate even more this year. All donations go to Foodbank of the Heartland.