Pottawattamie Gives! on Wednesday; 103 charities accepting donations
By Courtney Upah
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
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
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
Friends of the Council Bluffs Public Library
Friends of Lake Manawa
Gibraltar Neighborhood Assoc.
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa — Council Bluffs Leadership Center