Cumulus Media takes pride in partnering with our local community by helping create awareness, raise money and give back to our local Des Moines community, on air, online and on the streets, through Cumulus Cares. We are proud to partner with the following causes and charities:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Special Olympics Iowa, American Heart Association,
Polk County Conservation, the American Red Cross, Alzheimer’s Association, Multiple Sclerosis Association, and many more.
Below is a list of local events and organizations you can help too!
Hunger Action Month:
While it may be hard to believe, over 340,000 Iowans may not know where their next meal will come from. In communities just like ours, there are many who need help. September is Hunger Action Month. Join people across the country who are coming together to end hunger and bring awareness to food insecurity. Start today. It can be as easy as donating food and money or volunteering your time. Whatever level of involvement is right for you, it is simple to find and help your neighbors in need. So get involved. Visit foodbankiowa.org and learn how you can make a difference today.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace: September 14
Sleep in Heavenly Peace will host a bunk bed build and bedding drive on Saturday, September 14 from 9 am until 3 pm at Lowe’s Jordan Creek. Come and join their volunteers to help build beds for kids who don’t have beds of their own. No building experience is necessary to help – they will provide all tools and instruction. If you aren’t able to volunteer, stop by to drop off your donation of new pillows, twin-sized sheet sets, comforters, mattress pads, or bed-in-a-bag sets. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for a 2 hour shift or for more information. Join us as Sleep In Heavenly Peace works toward their mission, “NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR TOWN!”
They are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that has been in the Des Moines area for less than 1 year, and have already built and delivered beds to 122 local children.
Central Iowa Out of the Darkness Community Walk: September 15
The annual Central Iowa Out of the Darkness Community Walk, hosted by the Central Iowa Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be held at 2:00 PM, September 15, 2019 at DMACC in Ankeny. This walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP’s) education and support programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual U.S. rate of suicide 20 percent by the year 2025.
The Central Iowa Out of the Darkness Community Walk is one of more than 550 Out of the Darkness Overnight, Community and Campus Walks being held nationwide this year. The walks are expected to unite more than 300,000 walkers and raise millions for suicide prevention efforts. Last year, these walks raised over $21 million for suicide prevention. Last year this local walk, raised nearly $100,000 and had 800 participants.
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: September 28
The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk will take place at Principal Park in Des Moines and Zevia Executive VP, Robert Gay, will be on hand during his “Live Your Best” biking tour from Neah Bay, WA to Key West, FL along with event staff to hand out beverages to participants.
There will be a 5K Run Walk, a one mile walk and the KIds Superhero Dash for Dad!
Register now at: www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/Des-Moines
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