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Before you read further, we want to say "thanks" for caring about those in need and wanting to learn more.
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Click here for the link to the power point presentation. Please note slides 27-29 are based on date from Mason City and Bloomfield and are representative of Muscatine.
This was a great presentation - stay tuned for more engaging opportunities in the future!
The book tells the story of a boy and his mother moving into the shelter. Boots the cat gives him a tour and makes him feel comfortable. Charla Schafer, Executive Director of MCSA, stated “We are pleased to have this book available for the children that stay in the shelter. It was designed to alleviate some of the uncertainty around their transition.”
MCSA volunteer, Becky Whitmore, conceptualized the book and wrote the story. She worked with local artist, and former MCSA resident, Chris Anderson to bring the story to life with the illustrations.
Books are available for sale online or at MCSA for $20.
Becky Whitmore, MCSA volunteer, has completed “Rusted from the Rain” - a project of current and former residents of MCSA. “This compelling anthology of poems and essays reflect their determination of spirit and unwavering strength. These honest words echo their harsh realities, their search for identity and hope, and their feelings of pride in knowing their words have value”.
Books are on sale online or at MCSA for $10.
All proceeds go to further educational opportunities for MCSA clients.
Financially Support the MISSION
Fund a Day @ MCSA.
Support & Save.
Your dollars can support the Homeless Shelter, the Domestic Violence Shelter
or the Homeless Prevention Program.
You can choose to direct your donation to the program of your choice.
1 in 5 of all sheltered/served are children.
All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Donating online is fast, easy, and secure. Click on the 'Donate' button to make a one-time contribution, set up recurring donations, or even give a gift in honor or memory of an individual.
All major credit cards and Paypal are accepted.
Thank you in advance for the lives you will change.
It costs $1500 to fund a day of shelter and services at Muscatine Center for Social Action.
Fund the day of your choosing.
We will acknowledge your corporate or personal sponsorship through multiple media.
Or, adopt-a-day in someone's name as a gift or memory.
Pro-rated shift sponsorships, are also available.
If you are interested in donating to support MCSA's long-term mission, consider donating to our Endowment.
Donations to the Endowment may me eligible for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit which can save you money, as well as be 100% tax deductible.
Or, talk to us about planned gifts. Contact us today.
Donate to any of our programs below:
Interested in a list of needs
for MCSA Homeless Shelter, the Domestic Violence Shelter, & the Homeless Prevention programs and their clients?
Feel free to call 563.264.3278 with questions or drop off items at 312 Iowa Avenue.
Looking for an opportunity to make a difference?
We have a need for volunteers -
on-going or one-time
various roles and opportunities
working with clients, staff, or on your own
Click here to download the Volunteer Application Form.
Do you have an interest or skill to share? Call 563.264.3278.
Loaves & Fishes serves a Saturday meal at
MCSA. Although not a program of MCSA, they
serve those staying at MCSA, as well as others
in our community.
To volunteer, please contact the Loaves & Fishes
Coordinator. Phone: 563-299-9767