Twenty-two diverse, social action non-profit organizations in Iowa that were ineligible to join United Way, partnered in 1992 to establish Iowa Shares, an equal-opportunity alternative fund serving all Iowans.
Since 1992, Legion Arts has been leading the way — not only in bringing Eastern Iowa the best of today's art, music and theatre, but in championing cultural diversity, promoting historic preservation, and inspiring neighborhood development. As you’d imagine, the post-flood purchase and renovation of CSPS Hall dramatically increased our overhead costs. As a result, while ticket sales and other earned revenue cover the cost of our programs — and while we're delighted to put money in the pockets of artists — we depend on support from people like you to pay the staff and keep the lights on. As we approach the end of the fiscal year on June 30, we’re operating in the red. Your tax-deductible contribution today, in any amount, will make a real difference. You can make an online donation at legionarts.org; or send a check to 1103 Third St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401; or call us at 319.364.1580 to make your donation over the phone. Thanks.
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A new chance to do good by eating good food! Dine out at Short's Burgers and Shine Eastside (521 Westbury Dr, Iowa City) on Wednesday, June 28th - 5 to 9:30 pm. Short's will donates 15% of all sales to Iowa Shares! (Vegetarian & Vegan options, too!)
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL of IOWA will have one of the featured tables June 21st at an event in Des Moines' Wells Fargo Arena! Stop by to say hello and learn more about their work! There'll also be a musical performance.
In recognition of the 20th anniversary of Trees Forever’s Working Watersheds: Buffers & Beyond, we’ll focus on water quality initiatives at our Annual Celebration and Award Dinner. Our work is important because trees, plants and shrubs clean our water! Their roots act like filters by slowing, cleaning and cooling rainwater before it reaches your faucet. Roots also keep soil in place, preventing erosion and nutrient runoff. Every Trees Forever planting helps improve water quality for the environment, wildlife and us!
Women (and everyone else) MARCH to Ban The Bomb - Saturday , June 17th!
As governments are negotiating a ban on nuclear weapons at the UN in June/July, people are hitting the streets on June 17 in support and celebration, demanding a good treaty to prohibit these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!
Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility encourages all to join in the Des Moines march and teach-in to be held at the Urbandale Library for 11:30-1:30 (ordering in lunch bags). For details, email HARRISON0607@msn.com.