Charity Information

An integral part of the Welcome Club is supporting a charity. Each year in May our membership selects a new charity from a choice of three. The club comes together to raise money and donate needed items for that cause. It also gives us a chance to learn more about organizations in our community. A recent charity we have supported is Central Furniture Rescue. Our current charity is Olivet Neighborhood Mission.

We enjoy our fundraisers and our member are generous. At each monthly luncheon members can purchase tickets for a chance to win, and half the proceeds goes to our charity. At the activities they can also donate their loose change. At the December luncheon members brought an item for our auction. Tickets were sold for a chance to win an item and all money raised went to our charity.

Items for Charity Auction

Donations from member to Olivet Neighborhood Mission

2023 - 2024 Olivet Neighborhood Mission


Since the 1970s, Olivet Neighborhood Mission has been providing basic necessities free of charge to people in need. The Mission is built on the foundation of service, dignity and hope. Some of the services available are Clothing Closet, Food Pantry, Community Gardens, Head Start Program and Youth After School and Summer Programs. The Welcome Club members donate generous amounts of clothing, food, personal items and money each month to help our neighbors in need.

2022 - 2023 Central Furniture Rescue


Turning a place to live into a home. Central Furniture Rescue provides furniture and household items at no cost to individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness and into a new place to live. Lots of furniture and household items are being diverted from the landfill to help clients set up a home. The Welcome Club provided household items such as utensils, pans, towels, blankets, Christmas decorations and other items, plus monetary donations.

2021 - 2022 Families Helping Families


Families Helping families is a non-profit volunteer group designed to help and support children in foster care in all 99 of Iowa counties. Their vision is to create positive opportunities, relationships and better overall health for youth who have been removed from their home. The Welcome Club provided school supplies, clothing donations for children newborn to 18 years, toys, and monetary donations.

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