Supporting community is a shared effort. Luckily, there are many different ways to plug in! You might volunteer your time: building homes, serving food, helping animals, cleaning public spaces. Maybe you’re able to commit to shopping locally and directly supporting your town’s economy. Or perhaps you choose to support causes you believe in with a monthly or yearly donation to Iowa nonprofits that reinvest in your area.
In these pages, you’ll find a few of the hardworking nonprofits that fight day in and day out to make this a more livable place. These groups rely on donations and volunteer hours from community members like you who share that vision.
You’ll also learn about some independent retailers that bring a thoughtful and unique product mix to local shoppers. These businesses depend on shoppers’ dollars to continue to adapt, thrive and improve the community themselves.
It’s essential that Iowa nonprofits and retailers receive year-round support. But end-of-year giving and holiday gift purchases can provide a much-needed boost into the new year. This winter, find a new favorite cause to support in our donation drive or knock out some gift shopping at a small business you can be proud to live near.