Here is what it looks like when every child from King Elementary could receive a backpack filled with supplies, face masks and a bible. Thank you to our Ministry Partners for allowing us to continue to serve the MLK neighborhood.
Until further notice, if you plan on volunteering at the Friendship Center or participating in one of our ministries, we ask that you wear a face mask. If you do not have a facemask, one will be provided to you before entering. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
The Friendship Center is proud to announce the hiring of Jeri Lynn Carr as our new After-School Kids Club leader for the 2020-2021 school year. Jeri lives within the MLK community and loves teaching children. We are blessed to serve with her, and cannons wait to see how God uses her this year at the center.
Excited to have former Friendship Center Directors Jon & Mindy Jamison as our Guest Speakers for our annual Fundraising Night on Saturday, October 17th, starting at 5 pm. Enjoy a night of Silent Auction, Live Music performed by Jordan and Jessa Anderson, Award Presentations, Live Art Painting, and much more. Tickets are $25 per adult. Purchase tickets at eventbrite or www.friendshipcenterdsm.org starting July 1st! If you cannot attend, please consider purchasing a donation ticket in the amount you can afford. Paper Tickets can be purchased at the center on Mondays from 8-4 pm.
The location of the Celebration will be at the Mid-Iowa Council Building in Des Moines. The dress is casual!!!
Have you heard the news? The Friendship Center has been selected as the beneficiary of the @HyVee Reusable Bag Program that supports local non-profits! Each time a $2.50 red “My Heart” Reusable Bag is purchased at the Hy-Vee at 3330 MLK Jr Pkwy during the month of July, we will receive a $1 donation.
Join us on Saturday, August 1st from 5 to 7:30 pm for our annual Back-2-School Backpack Giveaway. Five hundred backpacks filled with supplies will be given out to each child who attends. We will also offer Free Haircuts for all children, Free Dental Checkups for children, Free Laundry Services, and Free hot dogs, chips, and water, provided by MLK Hyvee for all. Our clothing closet will be open as well. For more information, follow us on Facebook @FriendshipCenterDSM.
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Our Easter Egg hunt orignially scheduled for Saturday, April 11th has now been cancelled.
Donors of the Friendship Center actively obey Matthew 25:35-40 to the surrounding MLK community, and greater Des Moines. This emerging group financially partners with the Friendship Center and is a voice within their larger communities as allies for the ministries of the center.
The basic structure of a Ministry Donor is that each member commits to an annual term of partnership in which they will receive our monthly newsletter, invited to exclusive events, receive a special gift, and will be expected to contribute monthly.
Each individual, Family, or Business Group contributing as a Ministry Providers Level and above will be recognized on the Friendship Center Donor Tree along with other recognitions published throughout the year.
Thank you to our friends at Great Western Bank for sponsoring our Financial Peace University Class for the next four years. Through your generosity, generations of lives will be impacted to help break the cycle of poverty, become good stewards of God’s money, learn to live on a budget and prepare for a brighter future.
Every June, the Friendship Center will offer F.P.U. to 10 individuals freely, while capping the class at 20 individuals overall. If you are interested in taking this class, please email Joe at email@example.com.