DMU collects cash for United Way, food for DMARC pantries, mentors for kids

Des Moines University’s Community Service Committee is celebrating a bountiful autumn, a giving staff and several successful campaigns.

  • This year’s annual United Way campaign recently concluded with a grand total of $20,438 collected for United Way of Central Iowa.
  • An increased push for ongoing monthly food drives has totaled 12,062 food items donated, thus far in 2009, to the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) food pantries.
  • At least four new volunteers are being added to the on-going mentorship program to help Perkins Elementary students with reading and math.

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