Aurora Award

Recognized by The Des Moines Register as the 2010 Aurora Award recipient.

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By-Laws Restated

Restated by-laws to bring organization into alignment with Iowa Principles and Practices of Charitable Non-Profit Excellence. Also, established as the largest networked food pantry system in Iowa.

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Move the Food

Launches the Move the Food initiative to engage the whole community in building a systematic community model to end hunger and improve health in Polk County. Changed the content of Food Pantry Network boxes to healthy food/fresh fruits and vegetables. Food Pantry Network client base grew by 60% in response to economic recession.

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First Muslim Congregation

Receives into membership the first Muslim congregation, Muslim Community Organization.

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Event Organizing

Organized community-wide events to respond to anti-Semitism and terrorism.

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Red Barrel Program

Established the Red Barrel program in most Des Moines area food stores.

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Foundation Established

Established the Des Moines Area Religious Council Foundation.

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LADOS

Established a widowed persons program, LADOS (Life After Death of Spouse).

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First Jewish Congregation

Receives into membership the first Jewish congregation, Tifereth Israel Synagogue.

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Hospice of Central Iowa

Co-sponsored with the Information and Referral Services of the United Way of Central Iowa, discussions on forming a hospice organization. Led to HCI Care Services (formerly Hospice of Central Iowa).

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