Clive Community Services is pleased to be featured by the Clive Chamber of Commerce’s “April Members on the Blog(Spot)”
Clive Community Services (CCS) began as a vision of Clive resident, Linda Shanks after she learned of the tremendous amount of families in the Crestview School of Inquiry district in Clive in need of food. The school’s principal, John Villotti reported students were coming to school crying because they were hungry. Linda believed this was unthinkable!
On December 9, 2014 CCS was approved as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. After many months of hard work, they opened their doors in August of 2016. Today they serve over 80 families (300 household members) a month with their Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, Medical Clinic, Educational Opportunities and Associated Allotment Gardening. The services are free through partnerships with DMARC and Free Clinics of Iowa.
Linda Shanks, President of CCS, says ten years ago we were not discussing hunger and seeking a healthy imitative for Clive. But things have changed, and we must change with it to make that difference. Our purpose at CCS is to provide support to families and individuals in need by providing assistance and linking them with resources that will enable them to become healthier in mind, body and spirit. Linda emphasizes that CCS cannot accomplish their mission without the support of the community, including businesses, other organizations, and people who give time and support and continue to do so.
There are many ways to support CCS. Make a donation, each month they spotlight a particular item in need. April’s item is feminine hygiene products. Items can be dropped off at CCS, Clive Library, Bankers Trust, Middendorf Insurance or TBL Print. You can also make a monetary donation via their website, www.clivecommunityservices.com. Volunteers are also needed in all areas. To donate your time visit, http:// www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faca62ba2fa7-food.