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Review for Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Des Moines, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It is my absolute pleasure to write this review for Central Iowa Shelter Services. Our shelter has gone above and beyond to serve those in need. Through blizzards, floods and record heat the shelter reached its max capacity yet the staff continued to welcome those in need and treat them as family. CISS recognizes the individuals they serve and treat them with respect and offer programs to help them stand on their own. Last year they graduated their first GED student through a new program they offered. The Executive Director, Tony Timm, has fought a long and hard battle to gain ground for a new shelter and was successful this year. The new facility will be an amazing thing for this community and offer even more services (medical, dental, classrooms) to serve those in need. CISS serves has served 67,984 meals, 81,895 through their community kitchen and has provides 33,992 nights of shelter this year. They welcome every male and female with open arms. We are truly blessed to have such a great shelter in our community that is helping build a better future for all.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have visited the shelter many times to donate food, clothing and items as they are always needed. I am always personally touched by the persons they serve ans tehy gentle nature and willingess to help bring in items, organize, cook, etc. I have been so touched that I am volunteering time tho help write a grant and hopefully secure funds for their new shelter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them get thier new shelter built. It will only bring better things to our community

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?


Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

They have something for everyone so I am not sure they need to change anything

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

opened my eyes to the large need in our community

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I have worked side by side with the Excutive Director in our Community.