Part of the Stuff Etc culture is giving back to the communities in which we serve.
Each month Stuff Etc chooses a local non-profit organization (or two, sometimes three, this month four) to feature in their stores to help raise awareness and much-needed funds.
In JUNE, we are sponsoring four very different but worthy organizations.
In Coralville & Iowa City, we are featuring 4Cs.
4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care promotes the well-being of children by assisting families, child care providers, employers and others with their child care needs. We address challenges to the community’s child care system and serve as a resource for the development of new programs.
- We help parents find occasional child care (short-term care, typically provided by University of Iowa students in the family’s home).
- 4Cs Home Ties Child Care Center provides free, temporary child care for families facing serious life issues.
- Crisis Child Care of Johnson County provides short-term, emergency child care when families facing crisis are not able to provide regular care.
- We provide support to Johnson and Washington County early childhood educators in developing professional, child-centered programs. This support includes, but is not limited to: state regulations, nutrition, child development and behavior, infant care, and meeting quality indicators.
- We provide professional development and consultations to center and home-based child care providers.
- We administer the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) to home-based child care programs in Johnson County.
In Cedar Rapids, we are featuring Bridgehaven.
In Waterloo, we are featuring The House of Hope.
The House of Hope is a Christian based organization under the direction of Christian Community Development. It is a two-year transitional housing program for homeless, single mothers and their children. The mothers are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 and the children are usually newborn to 8 years old. Those who apply to the program live well below the poverty level.
During the transition time, women receive support, guidance and assistance with employment, education and life skills. Safe housing, food, clothing, one-on-one counseling, community referrals and assistance in locating appropriate childcare is also provided for the women. Women are required to work and/or attend school full-time. They are also required to attend in-house groups and meet weekly with a case manager. With two years of support, guidance and stability, women are ready to make the needed changes in their lives and become self-sufficient individuals.
In Davenport, we are featuring Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Since its inception in 1990, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® – Quad Cities has raised in excess of $4.9 million towards the fight against breast cancer. Unlike many other charities, up to 75% of the proceeds stay here locally in our eight-county service area to provide mammograms, ultrasounds, and prostheses for women who cannot afford them. The money raised also funds programs educating the entire community about breast cancer. Up to twenty-five percent of the Race proceeds are sent to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Dallas, Texas to fund national breast cancer research and project grants.
This weekend is a WIN/WIN for both the shopper and the featured charity! Donate a DOLLAR at the registers when checking out and in return, you will receive 20% off your entire purchase of full-priced items Friday, Saturday and Sunday – June 1 thru June 3rd.
And all month-long, be sure to toss in your loose change, maybe a dollar or two, into the umbrellas when you shop our stores.
Every penny that is collected is donated to the featured organizations each month.
Thank you in advance for your support of this ongoing effort made by Stuff Etc to help our local organizations – organizations that never waiver in their support and give so much for the residents of our communities.