Amanda Cares Inc

Rating: 4.77 stars   30 reviews


1821 Grand Avenue West Des Moines IA 50265 USA


Amanda the panda's mission is to restore grieving children and families back into the mainstream of their lives through innovative services that provide hope and healing. Services include: weekend grief camps, support groups, fun days, school visits, community outreach and holiday support.


Camp amanda - for children & adults that have experienced the death of a loved one; amanda the panda & support groups - caring support for children and family members.

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Amanda Cares for over twelve years and am a financial contributor to the organization also. The prior Executive Director (and founder) had a huge passion for what she did, running Amanda the Panda for approximately 25 years. The current Executive Director (Charlie) has as much passion as the prior. Charlie is a cheerful and bubbly person who listens and is compassionate for the families who have lost a loved one. The other staff are exciting individuals with a simlar passion for what they do also. Death is one of the hardest things for people to live with and knowing others are grieving and listening helps the individuals work through the loss. They realize their feelings are not abnormal. Amanda the Panda assists with allowing the families to grieve openly, knowing there will not be any ridicule, and support groups allow the families to talk and live their life, sharing their experiences. Each person grieves their own way and Amanda the Panda helps them with the process.

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