2018 DESIGN & DINE will be held Nov. 8 & 9 at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center. Design & Dine is Crittenton Center’s two night, signature fundraising event in which designers create amazing, beautiful, extravagant, and, even a little crazy, decorated tables.
It’s unlike any other fundraiser you have seen before.
As we are busy planning this year’s event, we would like to extend an invitation to our supporters to help make this Design & Dine a resounding success! A couple ways your assistance would be appreciated:
* donate an auction item
* invite your friends to attend
* spread the word on social media
On Thursday night the View & Vote Party takes place from 5 – 7 PM at Stoney Creek. This is a casual social time with a silent auction, free appetizers, a live band and cash bar. It’s also an opportunity for people to view all the tables and vote for their favorite! Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance, or at the door.
The sit-down Dinner & Auction takes place on Friday night at Stoney Creek. The social hour and silent auction start at 6 PM, followed by dinner, a brief program and a unique auction. Votes from this night, combined with View & Vote, will determine the People’s Choice Design Winner. Individual dinner reservations are $100/person or $800/table of eight. Call 712-255-4321 Marian at ext. 149 or Sarah at 255-4321 ext. 110.
A very special thanks goes to our Major Sponsor WinnaVegas Casino Resort!
NEWS RELEASE Aug. 9, 2018 by Siouxland Community Foundation
BIG GIVE DAY to Motivate Siouxland
A major day of giving – the first annual Siouxland Big Give – will encourage area residents to support their favorite area charities Tuesday, Oct. 9 and make a difference in their Iowa communities. Donors will be asked to make contributions online Oct. 9, 12 a.m. to 12 midnight to nonprofits of their choosing listed at www.SiouxlandBigGive.org.
Big Give Day is held to increase public awareness of local nonprofit organizations and inspire donors to support the causes they value. The minimum donation amount is $10. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 712-293-3303.
CRITTENTON CENTER’S BIG GIVE PROJECT:
Today’s Crittenton Center programs are multi-disciplinary, family oriented, and designed to give families support to care for and nurture their children so they are healthy, safe, develop appropriately and are successful in life.
PROJECT TITLE: SWEET DREAMS
Crittenton Center is contracted with the Iowa Department of Human Services to shelter at-risk children (aged infancy – 17) who require a safe and nurturing environment. Crittenton Center is the only Emergency Shelter for Children in Northwest Iowa. The average stay for children is 30-45 days with many staying for months awaiting their next placement. The children who stay in the Shelter have behavioral and mental health needs, as well as a variety of medical needs, which often require constant supervision and attention. On average, Crittenton’s Shelter serves 300 children per year.
Crittenton Center seeks funding to renovate and upgrade Shelter’s bedrooms for the children, so they can sleep in a new, refreshing, and warm environment. Please help us provide Sweet Dreams for the children by funding new carpet, curtains, bedding and furniture. Thank you!
Crittenton’s Emergency Shelter for Children Story “Tom”:
“A disabled, homeless 17-year-old boy, Tom, came to us bitten head-to-toe by bed bugs. It was determined that he couldn’t read, and testing showed that he had learning difficulties. Shelter Staff discovered that he was eligible for Social Security Benefits but had allowed them to lapse because he couldn’t read the documents. We worked with Tom to get his benefits re-established and found out he had $5,000 worth of back-benefits owed to him! We helped him find an apartment, get furnishings and set him up with someone at The Center for Siouxland to help him manage his money. Tom was so grateful for all our efforts and he’s now on the path to success.”
PURCHASE WITH A PURPOSE
Shop for back to school supplies at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-0698246 and Amazon donates to Florence Crittenton Center Home of Sioux City, IA dba Crittenton Center.
Dec. 5, 2017 SCHEELS (Sioux City, IA)
Thanks to SCHEELS for donating $130,000 total dollars to Crittenton Center and many other local nonprofits! We cannot do our important work without business partners such as yours. Thank you, SCHEELS! ___________________________________________________________________________
Dakota Dunes, SD – November 21, 2017 – Tyson Foods today announced a $100,000 grant to the Siouxland Community Foundation. The donation will go toward a Siouxland nonprofit capacity building program to enhance training and bolster the ability of hunger relief organizations to operate effectively.
Siouxland Community Foundation partnered with LaSalle University to deliver an eight-month capacity building program. Ten to 12 participating nonprofits will receive 50 hours of instruction, coaching and problem-based consulting services.
“We are so pleased Tyson Foods has funded this capacity building project,” said Rebecca Krohn, executive director of Siouxland Community Foundation. “So often nonprofits need this type of mentoring, but it is cost prohibitive.”
The program targets nonprofit organizations that focus on immigrant services, hunger relief, adult education and language services.
“The Siouxland Community Foundation is proud to partner with Tyson Foods and bring this needed opportunity to several nonprofits serving the Siouxland tri-state region,” said Krohn. “This will strengthen local nonprofits and in return it will benefit those they serve.”
SCF strives to enhance the quality of life in the greater Siouxland area by seeking charitable gifts to build permanent endowments for the community, a safety umbrella to receiving and distributing gifts of any size, contributing investments to community needs, and providing services that will help shape the well-being of Siouxland.
“We are honored to fund an organization that promotes healthier communities,” said Dan Heffernan, vice president of human resources operations, Tyson Fresh Meats. “Our hope is the Siouxland Community Foundation’s efforts will reach not only our 9,000 team members in the area, but positively affect the lives of many others.”
__________________________________________________________________________Nov. 2, 2017 Siouxland Community Foundation Grant
Due to a grant provided by the Siouxland Community Foundation, Crittenton Center was able to purchase children’s books printed in Spanish. This helped us create a small library area to be used with our Spanish speaking families utilizing the services in our Resource Center. Thank You Siouxland Community Foundation!