In preparation for the Opening of our Mother-Child Home in Carlisle, we are in need of volunteers!

These are pre-Open House tasks that we are attempting to complete by the end of next week, September 22nd:

  • Landscaping – will involve moving dirt, lawn seeding & cleaning out flower beds.  Our House Dad, Gary Hoyt, would love to connect with you if you are able to help this week/weekend.  You may reach out to him directly at 515-720-6613 to arrange a time for you to help, and to discuss what supplies might be helpful.
  • Furniture placement & assembly – many pieces of furniture are being delivered this Monday & Tuesday, September 17 & 18th.  Although these pieces will be moved into the home, some will need to be assembled (cribs) and moved into place once they are.  Other pieces of furniture that have been stored in the garage will also need to be placed throughout the home.
  • Cleaning – we are devoting all of next week to cleaning the interior.  Cleaning supplies will be provided, with focus cleaning on the 1st and 2nd floors.

There are more opportunities to serve at our public Open House on September 30th. We are in need of volunteers to help with set-up, as parking attendants, food servers & greeters, and to clean-up.  And we are considering using volunteers in 2 shifts:

  • from 12:30-2:30pm
  • from 2:30-4:30pm to cover set-up and clean-up

Please reach out to Aimee at or 515-279-4661 or if you are interested in volunteering or if you have questions.  We'd love to hear from you!