Category Archives: General Helping Services

Mentoring Video Series | Part 5 Positively Affecting School and Home Life

If you had to come up with a strategy as to the best way to help youth develop to their fullest potential, what would it be? Would it be complex or time intensive? That’s the simple beauty of  mentoring relationships. … Continue reading

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Mentoring Video Series | Part 4 Improving Attitude and Performance at School

Why do volunteers put 4-5 hours in a month, coordinators invest thousands of hours, and donors send their gifts each month? It’s all about the kids!

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2014 Was Best Holiday Lights Year Ever- Thank you

By Dennis Osmundson (Oz) | Best. Year. Ever. We are grateful to the community for making the 2014 Holiday Lights the most successful year ever.  “The 203 volunteers and thousands of visitors made the 10th annual Holiday Lights a record … Continue reading

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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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