Category Archives: General Helping Services

A Night At Holiday Lights I Didn’t Expect

By Deborah Jacobi, Associate Director | Not surprisingly, the drizzle on our first Monday night during Holiday Lights wasn’t a big draw.  I trust our 29 cars enjoyed being able to take their time enjoying the Lights.  It was a … Continue reading

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Tom Massman Construction Sets Example For Honoring Customers and Supporting Youth Mentoring

Tom and Barbara Massman of Tom Massman Construction, have come up with a unique idea for giving back to their customers this holiday season. As a thank you to each of their 2014 patrons and as an investment in the … Continue reading

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Prevention Newsletter | Winter 2014

Domestic violence harms not just the abused person but society as a whole. This is why Helping Services strives to bring awareness to this crime, the factors that increase the risk of abuse, and the long-term impact it has on … Continue reading

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Generosity Lights Up the Night

We would like to express a special thank you to the Jerry Kelly family of Clermont, Iowa for their unique contribution to Holiday Lights 10th anniversary. The Kelly family, under the direction of Jerry Kelly, donated the fireworks display that … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday 2014 | Raise $ to Give Car Seats to 10 Families

Some  families we serve do not have the resources to purchase car seats for their children. This #GivingTuesday we hope to raise $750 so that our Family Educators can provide a car seat to ten families within Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, … Continue reading

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Kaia Used Her Birthday To Benefit Others

For her 12th birthday, Kaia Neal had the idea that, instead of her friends bringing presents to her birthday party, that they bring a donation that would be given to a local charity.  Kaia wanted the donation used to help a … Continue reading

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Helping Services 2014 Annual Report

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Clayton County 4-H Club Donates School Supplies for Families in Domestic Violence Situations

When we picked up this donation of 14 backpacks loaded with school supplies, Tammy Muller, Clayton County Youth Coordinator (pictured above), was so proud of the Clayton County 4-H clubs who put together the bags. Eight youth, who are part of the Green Team, put … Continue reading

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Thank you Lydia Circle of West Union, Iowa

By Teresa Dehning, Volunteer Coordinator | The Lydia Circle of West Union United Methodist Church organized a project to help victims of domestic violence and their children. The Circle along with other church members donated a total of $496 worth … Continue reading

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Will You Help Us Raise $28,000 During June?

JUNE 30 UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who gave this month. We came just under $6,000 short of reaching our goal for the 2014 Fiscal Year. Now on to achieving 2015 Fiscal Year’s goal! As we’ve shared with you before, … Continue reading

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