Updates

Help us create a Christmas Blessing in 2022

Parents of the MLK Community,
Please mark your calendars for our first annual Family Christmas Store on Friday, December 16th, and Saturday, December 17th, from 6:30 to 8 pm. We are collecting wishlists from children, teens, and women who attend After-School Kids Club, Teen Youth Group, and Ladies Growth Group. You can purchase Christmas gifts from your child’s list at 80% off.

Ministry Partners,
If you wish to purchase Christmas gifts, please visit Amazon and search Friendship Center Christmas Wish lists 2022, starting Monday, November 14th. Presents can be bought and sent directly to the center if you wish.
If you have any questions, please contact Joe & Shelly at ministry@friendshipcenterdsm.org.

New Clothing Closet Hours

***New Hours***
Every Family Game Night from 4 to 6:30 pm, the public is free to come through our Clothing Closet and pick up as many items as needed. We just received about 50 snow boots for children and got furniture and other household items from time to time. All are welcome to attend as much as you want.

Volunteer Opportunity: If you would like to volunteer, please let Joe know at ministry@friendshipcenterdsm.org

Christmas Party at the Friendship Center

This Saturday, starting at 2 pm at the Friendship Center located at 1526 MLK Jr Pkwy in Des Moines, our Monthly Family Game Night, Pictures with Santa Claus, all kids receive a gift!

Schedule of Events:
2 to 4 pm- Pictures with Santa, hand out teddy bears and other gifts.

4 to 5 pm-Bingo tournament with 20 Prizes and Grand Prize of a new 42″ Flat screen TV.

5 pm to 6 pm-Free Christmas Dinner provided by Grandview Christian School.

6 pm to 7 pm- Our Food Pantry is open to all. No ID required. Meat, dairy, and canned goods, along with toiletries, diapers, and clothing closet.

Merry Christmas MLK Community

Christmas Blessings for King Elementary Students & Staff

Christmas Adoptions talk already????????

Each year those who participate in our different ministries are eligible for Christmas adoptions. Each participant asks for clothing, shoes, and one fun item for Christmas. Well, this year, King Elementary has asked the Friendship Center for help in providing new winter clothing for their children (246). The center would also like to purchase a new Smart 60 inch TV for the Staff Breakroom; a request was made known to us.

Winter Clothing needs are socks, hats, gloves, coats, hand warmers, blankets, towels & boots. All colors and sizes for children K-5th Grade.
Any questions, please call Joe at 515-244-1701 or email him at ministry@friendshipcenterdsm.org.

If you want to mail items to the center, please use our mailing address of Friendship Center, PO Box 41188, Des Moines, Iowa 50311. All donations are tax-deductible.