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Pottawattamie Gives! on Wednesday

Pottawattamie Gives! on Wednesday; 103 charities accepting donations

The annual Pottawattamie Gives! event will take place from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday and will showcase more charities and causes involved than ever before. There will be a celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliss Park.

This is the fourth year Pottawattamie Gives! will partner with Omaha Gives! to sponsor the event. Council Bluffs and The 712 Initiative have worked with the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation to plan the event.

The celebration event is free and open to the public. It’s a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome.

Donna Dostal, president and CEO of the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, said this year is focused on further showcasing nonprofits and aiding them financially.

“The whole idea of the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation is really to identify the most pressing needs and projects in the community and then connecting the folks that want to do the most good with those needs,” Dostal said.

Charities accepting donations through Pottawattamie Gives! include:

The 712 Initiative

AL Lynx Basketball

All Care Health Center

Alzheimer’s Association

American Red Cross

Avoca Public Library

B’nai Israel Synagogue

Bellows Community Alliance

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

Birthright of Council Bluffs

Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council Bluffs

Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands

Camp Hot Shots

Camp Quality Heartland

Care and Share House, Inc.

Catholic Charities Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program

Catnip and Tails Rescue, Inc.

Centro Latino of Council Bluffs

Chanticleer Theater

Charles E Lakin Human Services Campus

CHI Health Mercy Hospital Council Bluffs

Children’s Square U.S.A.

Connections Area Agency on Aging

Council Bluffs Cosmopolitan Club

Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund, Inc.

Council Bluffs Ministry with the Mentally Handicapped

Council Bluffs Pantry Association

Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation

Council Bluffs Schools Foundation

Council Bluffs Soccer Club

Council Bluffs Trees Forever

Crescent Food Pantry

Crossroads of Western Iowa, Inc.

East Pottawattamie Soil & Water Conservation District

Every Step Hospice

Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association

Family Inc.

Friends of the Council Bluffs Public Library

Friends of Lake Manawa

Gibraltar Neighborhood Assoc.

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa — Council Bluffs Leadership Center

Golden Hills RC&D


Great Plains Wing of the Commemorative Air Force

Greater Omaha Cage Bird Society

Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

Heartland Bike Share

Heartland Christian School

Heartland Family Service

Iowa School for the Deaf Foundation

Iowa Veterans Foundation

Iowa Western Community College Foundation

Jennie Edmundson Hospital Foundation

Leadership Council Bluffs Alumni Association

League of Human Dignity

Lusco Farms

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

Macedonia Hamilton Development Corp

Martinwood International

Micah House

Midlands Humane Society

Muddy Paws

Nebraska Aids Project

New Century Art Guild

The New Lite House Inc.

New Visions Homeless Services (Mohm’s Place)

One For All Musical Theater

Open Door Mission

Our Savior’s Lutheran Food & Pet Food Pantry

Planned Parenthood

Pottawattamie Arts/Culture Entertainment

Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

Pottawattamie County Trails Association

Preserve Council Bluffs

Promise 4 Paws Dog Rescue

Promise Partners

Saint Albert Catholic Schools

Scleroderma Foundation

Share My Smile

SNAFU Rescue


Southwest Iowa CASA Program

Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation

Trailblazers of the Heartland

Tri-Center Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Underwood Dollars for Scholars

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Vision Treynor

Visiting Nurse Association


Wabash Trace Nature Trail

Walnut Community Center

West Central Community Action

The West Coast of Iowa, Inc.

West Pottawattamie County 4-H

Western Iowa’s Feral and Homeless Cat Program

Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center

YMCA of Greater Omaha

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