Des Moines Refugee Support

ByMelissa Mootz

Des Moines Refugee Support

The Christkindlmarket Silent Auction has twelve Iowa non-profit organizations thrilled to present festive tree creations to our market patrons. Joining CDM’s Silent Auction for the first time is Des Moines Refugee Support. The “Iowa is for Everyone” tree will be decorated with ornaments designed and created by refugee children living in Des Moines. Des Moines Refugee Support identifies and bridges gaps for refugee families as they establish their new lives in Iowa. DMRS focuses on immediate and basic needs, early education, activities, and empowering teenagers. DMRS enjoys a Santa’s Ride holiday tradition visiting 5-6 apartment complexes to hand out toys, winter coats, boots, clothes, toiletries, and food.

Join us at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2022 December 1st – 4th. Bidding is available via text and online at starting December 1st at 5pm.

Des Moines Refugee Support Upcoming Events:

  • November 23-27 : DMRS is assisting Central Presbyterian Church distributing Thanksgiving baskets with culturally appropriate foods for Afghan neighbors. DMRS will also organize pizza delivery for a fun treat to other refugee families during this week off of school.
  • December 3: Santa’s Ride– find a sign-up genius to help volunteer or donate items on DMRS Facebook page.
  • December 26-30 Winter Break is another extended time when kids aren’t eating breakfast and lunch at school. Last Winter Break we had pizzas delivered to over 60 families, and we plan to do so again.

For more information on Des Moines Refugee Support, please visit their Facebook

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