Each and every day, individuals and organizations go out of their way to make an impact at MICAH House. We wanted to share a few examples of how gestures - small and large - make a difference in the lives of our homeless families. Thank you for being wonderful!
MUTUAL OF OMAHA
The Mutual of Omaha Women in Leadership group spent the day at MICAH House cleaning and organizing spaces in the BUDDY room and donation supply areas. The group also helped prepare and serve lunch to our families.
stamp out hunger
The annual United States Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was Saturday, May 13 and MICAH House received over 5,000 lbs of food! The community was extremely generous in donating to local agencies in need.
learners edge class
MICAH House was lucky to have Lance Raabe and 28 wonderful educators from Iowa and Nebraska join us in June for their Learners Edge class! The group painted our “day room,” organized and cleaned our BUDDY Room, and served lunch to our families.
Google Serve sent numerous employees the month of June to help MICAH House in a variety of ways: cleaning our HVAC system, moving supplies and storage units, cleaning the kitchen refrigerator and freezer walk-in units and updating our counter tops.
Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program
MICAH House received a grant in 2018 through a partnership with the Iowa Campus Compact and Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program. We were able to hire a summer intern for eight weeks that would benefit our organization.
Marie, a sophomore culinary arts student from Iowa Western Community College, has been a wonderful addition to our kitchen. MICAH House has been able to provide an invaluable experience to help Marie prepare for her future in culinary arts. Marie assists with weekly kitchen menus, tracks inventory of available food and supplies, and prepares meals for homeless children and adults we serve daily.
We have been grateful for the partnership with Tyson Foods and Iowa Campus Compact. This program provides unique experiences for students and we were glad to be a participant.
St. Paul Lutheran Church Youth Mission Trip
On July 19, children from MICAH House, Boys and Girls Club of Council Bluffs, and Heartland Homes spent an afternoon of fun-in-the-sun with over 100 youth and adults from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa while on their youth mission trip to the Omaha-metro area.
Children of all ages participated in water activities that included slip and slides, water balloons, sprinklers, and relay races. The laughter and smiles were contagious on the Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus.