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Bids 4 Kids

Coming July 11th!!

For 19 years the Des Moines Legacy Foundation has provided a safety net that supports the vulnerable amongst us. We are the conduit that shows this community cares. Your generous donations:
  • Help our kids participate in supervised recreation programs before and after school and during school vacations;
  • Help our seniors prolong their mobility and remain in their homes longer before having to move into costly assisted living; and
  • Help fund cultural events such as the Beach Park Summer Concert Series, Shakespeare in the Park and Movies in the Park to enrich our lives.
We are an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping our neighbors. You can be assured that your contribution to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation goes where you intend. (And it may be tax-deductible!)

Please join us this summer at our annual fundraising events to continue to help make Des Moines a great place to live:
  • Bids4Kids – On July 11: Our annual silent auction at Beach Park in conjunction with the opening of the seven-week Summer Concert Series and Destination Des Moines' Smoke On The Water community barbeque to finance the annual Fireworks Over Des Moines Fourth of July celebration;
  • Arts Gala on Poverty Bay – On Sept. 21: Our annual art show and auction at Beach Park to support cultural events and local artists; and
  • Bayside Brunch – On Nov. 4: Our annual silent and live auctions at Anthony's Homeport Restaurant to benefit senior services and youth recreation initiatives. This year's theme is Superheroes and is your chance to be a superhero for the less fortunate in our community.

For more information, visit our Contact Us Page and thank you for your generous support.

NOT Your Grandma's Bingo!

What a night!! What a FUN sold out crowd for our first Not Your Grandma's Rainbow Bingo fundraiser!!! Thanks especially to our one and only bingo queen, Sylvia O'Stayformore and her assistant Aunt Betty. Also thanks to Arturo's Mexican Restaurant in Des Moines for the taco bar meals, Burger King Des Moines for the ice, Des Moines Farmers Market for the red and white wine, ABC Grocery for the sodas and water and Jobs Daughters Moms for the Rainbow tequila jello shots! The funds raised from this event support the senior center and the Legacy Foundation's No Kid Left Inside Playground Challenge.

NEXT RAINBOW BINGO- Friday, October 5th, 6-9pm. Email or call us at 206-870-6584 to be placed on the Bingo Blast email list to be notified when tickets for Rodeo Roundup Rainbow Bingo go on sale in August. We will sell out FAST!!!!

Des Moines Walking Fun - The Walking Sundays Are Back!
Join Gary McNeil, Des Moines Legacy Foundation director, for monthly Sunday walks starting in May. Dates are the 3rd third Sunday of the month. Walkers meet at the base of the Des Moines marina fishing pier. Walks vary in length and difficulty around the Des Moines community and will not exceed 4 miles. Walks are rain or shine. Dogs welcome.

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Des Moines Legacy Foundation Annual LEGACY Award
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation board of directors is now accepting applications for their 2018 LEGACY Award winner. to receive the foundation's inaugural LEGACY Award. The award is in the form of a glass flame, signifying the positive force of an outstanding community volunteer in changing the needs of our community through selfless leadership through parks, recreation and senior services.

Nomination Form and Full Details >>

18th Annual Bayside Brunch

Disco Fever Rocked Des Moines!
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation's 18th annual Bayside Brunch was a rockin' good time on Sunday, November 5th at Anthony's Homeport in Des Moines. Revenue from tickets, raffles, auctions and buttons raised $1,000's for Des Moines and Normandy Park senior programs and services and for recreation scholarships for low income youth. We could not be "Stayin' Alive" without our generous sponsors!

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Des Moines Legacy Foundation Launches a Citywide Playground Project Community Campaign
The Des Moines Citywide Playground Project approved by City Council in March of this year will provide the designs to repair and replace play structures at seven of Des Moines Parks and to create a new play area at Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park. This action is the first of many steps that will be taken within the next three years to restore City's aging park play areas.

Playground Challenges
The play equipment located at Cecil Powell Neighborhood Park was removed due to safety concerns in 2013 and the neighborhood has asked for the equipment to be replaced. The removal of play equipment at Kiddie Park, Westwood Park and Wooton Park is also eminent, likely within the next year or two. And, there is strong community support for play areas to be installed at Des Moines Beach Park where the play area was removed over a decade ago due to flooding and infrastructure repairs and at Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park where a play area has not been installed due to lack of funding. The City's challenge is the lack of funding resources to make the necessary improvements.

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.



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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