Des Moines Legacy Foundation
Improve and Create Community in Des Moines

SUPPORT OUR KIDS July 12th 5-8pm
During the SMOKE ON THE WATER COMMUNITY BBQ and opening of the DES MOINES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES at the Beach Park Event Center- no ticket to the auction needed.
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Des Moines Marina, near the fishing pier and restrooms
22307 Dock Avenue — Sunday, May 21, 11:00 am.

Join Patrice Thorell, Director of the Des Moines Parks, Recreation, & Senior Services as we explore several great parks in the city and learn about the playground project to renovate and replace the old playground equipment and install new play areas. Many of our playgrounds have outdated equipment that needs to be replaced, has had the play equipment removed or needs a play area based on high family use of the park. Our kids and families need safe, fun and healthy places to play in the city, and this project will provide the funding, equipment, and labor necessary to make those improvements. Our walk on May 21st will take us around to three different parks, Des Moines Beach Park, Field House Park, and Steven J. Underwood Park. We will see in person the need for this important project and learn how we can help make new play areas a reality for our kids and families.

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation has launched a Community Campaign to raise $205,000 for the project.Your involvement is welcome and necessary. For more details on the Citywide Playground Project, partnership opportunities or community engagement contact: Des Moines Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Director Patrice Thorell at 206-870-6527.

BAYSIDE BRUNCH at Anthony's HomePort
You worked hard, you were dedicated, you got up early, you laughed and made everyone around you feel special, you set a happy tone to a special day.



Poverty Bay Arts Gala
This was ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ARTS GALA! Thank you all! More details soon!!
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2016 Des Moines Legacy Foundation Fly Away Raffle
A VERY successful Alaska Airlines Raffle ticket sales- final night of sales photos at our DMLF booth at the Free summer concert at Des Moines Beach Park. A capacity crowd for the COATS acapella group!! 1,485 raffle tickets were sold - raising $7,425.00! Winner of the two Alaska Airlines tickets was Chad Lebrowski, of Des Moines. Thank you Des Moines community for caring and supporting our raffle ticket sales! Proceeds will provide recreation scholarships for low income Des Moines youth to participate in youth recreation programs, sports and camps.

Sound Generations Thanks Des Moines Legacy Foundation for Funds to Keep HYDE Shuttle 5 Days a week
Below is a thank you from Ms. Cindy Zwart, Transportation Program Director at Sound Generations (previously Senior Services) to the Board of Directors of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation:

Dear Legacy Foundation:
Thank you so much for your support of the Des Moines/Normandy Park HYDE Shuttle! Our service makes a huge difference in the lives of seniors and people with disabilities, enabling them to access all the life-sustaining and life-enriching activities that contribute to quality of life. It is challenging to recruit sufficient volunteers to maintain the shuttle on the road five days a week and serve the community. Your funding ensures a more reliable service for the community. I also want to thank you for exemplifying the spirit of volunteerism through your own work with the foundation. Thanks for caring. Cindy Zwart

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation voted to approve $5,677 from Bayside Brunch funds to provide a paid driver for the local HYDE shuttle for one day a week through the end of 2016, keeping the local, donation only transportation service at five days a week.. Thanks to all of you who support our annual champagne brunch fundraiser at Anthony's Homeport in Des Moines. 16 years of fundraising and fun have allowed the Des Moines Legacy Foundation to truly support older adult programs and services in our community. WE ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Projects Supported by Des Moines Legacy Foundation

Des Moines Garden Projects
Des Moines Garden Projects
Sonju Community Orchard and Garden, opened in 2010, is a gathering spot for gardeners, elementary school kids, and our whole neighborhood. The garden offers annual p-patch rentals and grows food for the Des Moines Area Food Bank. Stop by and enjoy our garden paradise patch!
Des Moines Art Commision
Des Moines Art Commision
The mission of the Des Moines Arts Commission is to provide leadership in establishing cultural opportunities to improve the quality of life, enhance the aesthetic environment and to promote Des Moines as a center for great arts.

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