DESIGN & DINE NOV. 8 & 9, 2018
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:
* join a committee or sub-committee
* donate an auction item
* invite your friends to attend
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 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 Marian at 712-255-4321 ext. 149 or Angie at 255-4321 ext. 112.
A very special thanks goes to our Major Sponsor WinnaVegas Casino Resort! If you, or your company, are interested in a sponsorship please contact Marian or Angie at 255-4321 ext. 112, as those are limited. Watch our Facebook page for updates.
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!
Tyson Foods Donates $100,000 to the Siouxland Community Foundation
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
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!
Click HERE to make a gift to Crittenton for #GIVINGTUESDAY, November 28! We’re asking everyone to remember us on this national day.
NEWS RELEASE Sept. 14, 2017:
Obermeyer and Wilton Join Crittenton Center Board
Crittenton Center’s Board of Directors recently elected two new board members, Larry Obermeyer and Paul Wilton.
Larry Obermeyer is interested in Crittenton’s services to area children and families, along with their commitment to individuals at risk. Obermeyer’s career spans more than 15 years in resource development for several community and non-profit organizations. Obermeyer has been responsible for generating over $60 million in grant awards, direct mail annual campaigns and special appeals.
Paul Wilton is interested in Crittenton Center’s Supervised Apartment Living Program (SAL) which assists teenagers in transition to adulthood. Wilton works in sales at Tires, Tires, Tires in Sioux City and is a former board member of Gigi’s Playhouse. Wilton has lived in Sioux City for over 30 years, is married and has four children.
For a complete listing of Crittenton’s 2017 Board of Directors visit www.crittentoncenter.org/about. Crittenton Center is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit agency serving the Siouxland community for over 120 years. Programs include; Stella Sanford Child Development Center & Preschools, West High Infant Center, Crittenton’s Resource Center & Supervised Apartment Living (SAL), HOPES/Healthy Families of Iowa and Crittenton’s Emergency Shelter and Youth Development.
For Immediate Release Tues., May 30, 2017
Crittenton Center Elects New Board Members
Crittenton Center is pleased to announce two newly elected board members; Terrie Rasheed and Stacy “Skye” Sample.
Terrie Rasheed was born in Sioux City and has been a long-time supporter of Crittenton Center. “Sioux City is a special place and I love living here. The ideals the Crittenton Center embodies, and acts upon, are an important component of what makes our community special. I am honored to join the board and will do my utmost to raise awareness of the vital services Crittenton Center provides. I look forward to working with its outstanding staff and my fellow board members to insure its continued success,” said Rasheed.
Stacy “Skye” Sample moved to Sioux City in 2006. Sample’s passion lies with children as she used to be a foster parent, with her husband, in Sioux City for two and a half years. In that timeframe, they were foster parents for 17 children, some from Crittenton’s Emergency Shelter. “Crittenton Center holds a special place in my heart. We were fortunate to pick up a little boy the age of two years old at the Emergency Shelter. We helped make him feel safe, fed and cared for – just like Crittenton’s Shelter does. We are still in contact with him to this day. He’s now 9 years old. Knowing what some children go through and how Shelter is a safe, nurturing place for these children, I feel I’ve found my calling,” stated Sample.
For a complete listing of Crittenton’s 2017 Board of Directors visit www.crittentoncenter.org/about.
Crittenton Center is a nonprofit agency (501(c)3) serving the Siouxland community for more than 120 years. Programs include; Stella Sanford Child Development Center & Preschools, West High Infant Center, Crittenton’s Resource Center & Supervised Apartment Living (SAL), HOPES/Healthy Families of Iowa and Crittenton’s Emergency Shelter and Youth Development.
Step Up for Success in Sioux City
By Monica Rosenthal, CRC/SAL Program Director, Crittenton Center
Being a parent is hard. Being a young parent and a full-time student is even tougher.
West High School in Sioux City, in partnership with the Crittenton Center, hosts a unique program that allows any student with an infant to open enroll at the school so they can complete their high school education, participate in extra-curricular activities, and prepare for the future while their baby receives low cost (or no cost) quality childcare.
The Step Up for Success program helps these students by pairing them with a Family Support Worker to give them access to resources like transportation and teach them the life skills needed to be a successful, independent parent and student. While the program encourages young women to continue with their education after high school, it also provides supports to help participants find a job and access important community resources post-graduation.
The Iowa Women’s Foundation provides support to fund a part-time Family Support Worker, options for transportation, and childcare until the student’s state assistance begins. All of this support enhances West High School and the Infant Center’s already quality programming and increases the graduation rate for these student-parents.
For Carly*, who just moved to Iowa from Tennessee, Step Up for Success has allowed her to learn about her new community, the resources it offers, and how to get around from place to place.
Because IWF funded Step Up for Success, Carly is able to meet weekly with her Family Support Worker, who has helped her get referrals and complete the DHS state childcare assistance paperwork. She was awarded this assistance, but in the time between, Step Up for Success paid this bill so that she would not have to come up with this money on her own.
Carly’s Family Support Worker also provides emotional support and motivation whenever she feels like school is too tough and she wants to give up. We are happy to report that she is doing well and earning credits to graduate—thanks to the state-wide network of dedicated women committed to funding programs like Step Up for Success.
*Participant’s name has been changed to protect her anonymity.
STUFF the STROLLER!
Can you imagine not knowing if you’ll have enough money to buy your baby diapers or formula? With all the worries that come along with being a parent, many of us are blessed to not have to worry about those “little” things. Still, for countless families in the Siouxland community, stressors like a tight budget and the growing expense of having a little one become barriers to being good parents.
That’s why ABC9 (KCAU-TV) launched Stuff the Stroller four years ago. Jenna Rehnstrom was pregnant with her second child and our General Manager, John Curry, came up with the idea to throw Siouxland a baby shower in her honor. His idea to pay it forward has become a successful and meaningful opportunity for our TV station to collect donations of baby items that are given to Siouxland parents through the Crittenton Center’s programs.
The Crittenton Center serves families in a wide-range of ways, from the Stella Sanford Daycare and preschool programs to the West High Infant Center where students can take their kids and still complete their education. Our Stuff the Stroller drive also benefits the Crittenton Center’s HOPES Program. HOPES stands for Healthy Opportunities for Families to Experience Success. Crittenton Center staff goes into homes of HOPES participants and teaches everything from parental coping skills to the proper way to bathe a baby. The education and connections parents gain relieves stress and enhances their self-worth, making them better moms and dads. Participants can also earn free baby necessities, which is where many of the Stuff the Stroller donations are used.
The Crittenton Center Resource Center also benefits from the donation drive. Serving families whose income is zero to $10,000 a year, the Resource Center offers parent support and education classes. Participants in those classes can also earn items like diapers, formula, bottles and other baby supplies they might need.
How do we collect these crucial items and help local families in need? That’s where you come in. During the month of May, we’ve teamed up with UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s and local Hy-Vee stores to collect donations of any new items essential for babies. That includes diapers, wipes, formula (Similac), bottles, burp rags, blankets, clothes, diaper rash cream, teething toys, and pacifiers. Anything your child or grandchild needed during the first few years of life can be put to good use.
2017 DESIGN & DINE “Takes you on Vacation” April 27 & 28!
Thursday, April 27, 2017 is our View & Vote Party for only $10/person. Friday, April 28 is our Dinner & Auction for $100/person.
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.
On Thursday night the View & Vote Party takes place (5 – 8 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 and a unique auction. Votes from this night, combined with those from View and Vote night, will determine the People’s Choice Design Winner. Individual dinner reservations are $100/person and MUST be registered with Crittenton Center via phone or online by Fri., April 21. Call 255-4321 ext. 149 Marian Burnett.
Dec. 28, 2016:
LISTEN to our NEW 1 min. Radio Spot – written & produced by students at Western Iowa Tech.
Dec. 15, 2016:
Crittenton Center Selected for $5000 Women’s Grant
From the Iowa Women’s Foundation
Step Up for Success (Crittenton Center)
Location: Based in Sioux City, serving Woodbury County
“Currently, any Sioux City student who becomes pregnant has the option to open enroll at West High School which has an infant childcare center on site. Step Up for Success will assist them even further by providing needed supportive services, assistance in paying for one to-two months of childcare until their state application is approved, and gas vouchers in times of need. With the implementation of Step Up for Success, more students will complete high school and will move on to post-secondary education in the Sioux City area.” – courtesy Iowa Women’s Foundation website
Crittenton Center Awarded $50,000 MRHD Grant
SIOUX CITY, Oct. 13, 2016 | Missouri River Historical Development, Inc. awarded more than $1 million in grants to non-profit organizations and government entities in Woodbury County at a ceremony Thursday afternoon.
The grants were presented during a ceremony at the Betty Strong Encounter Center. A total of 23 entities received funds.
“MRHD’s Special Project Grants provide much-needed funding to Woodbury County non-profits and governmental entities that are making a difference in thousands of people’s lives,” MRHD President Mark Monson said in a release.
MRHD, the local nonprofit that holds the state gaming license for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, collects 4.25 percent of the casino’s gaming revenue for distribution for a wide variety of charitable and civic purposes…..
Crittenton Center Emergency Shelter was awarded $50,000 for security and safety infrastructure at their Emergency Shelter.
Thursday’s awards brings MRHD’s total contribution to the county’s non-profit organizations and governmental entities to $27.6 million since 1994. – Story by the Sioux City Journal
A special thanks to Leah Ward of Electric Innovations, Larry Obermeyer of Briar Cliff, and Al Aymar of FiberComm and all their staff for assisting us in researching and writing this grant. Without their efforts, this grant wouldn’t have been possible.