Andrew Connolly Make A Difference Day
Andrew Connolly Make A Difference Day (ACMADD) is an annual weatherization challenge. Volunteers help elderly, disabled, and veteran community members get their homes ready for winter by doing yard work, putting plastic on windows, and performing basic household chores as needed. On October 22, 2016 the 10th annual ACMADD was held with the assistance of 240 volunteers providing services to 68 homes and community projects.
School supplies are distributed to children at the beginning of the school year. This program aims to reduce the
amount of supplies that a household has to purchase. In 2016, our outreach offices were able to provide more than 290 children with school supplies. .
To support this service in Jackson County, our office partners with Community Partnership for Protecting Children to collect needed supplies. In 2016, this event provided 257 children with school supplies.
If you are interested in donating school supplies to help support children in your community, please see our Wish List page for more information.
Coats for Kids
Coats for Kids provides warm winter coats, jackets, hats, and mittens to kids to help them stay warm during the cold winter months. Coats are available throughout the year in all counties on a referral basis.
Santa’s Helper helps keep Christmas in the family by connecting families in need with sponsors during the holiday season in Dubuque County. People in our local community sponsor a family and provide gifts for them during the holiday season.
Information for the 2017 Holiday season will be coming soon!
Interested in sponsoring a family or volunteering for Santa’s Helper? Please contact Mary Billmeyer at (563) 556-5130 ext. 12 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Operation: New View CAA assists clients with filing out their Iowa Rent Reimbursement Claim for the State of Iowa program. This allows elderly and disabled people to receive a percentage of their rent reimbursed the previous calendar year. The program will start in mid-January.
- Lived in Iowa all or part of 2016 and live in Iowa now
- Meet household income guidelines
- The rental unit you live in is subject to property tax
- You (or your spouse) is 65 years of age or older, or
- You (or your spouse) were age 18-64 as of December 31, 2016 and disabled. Proof of disability must be attached to your claim.