People Helped in 2019


People Served Each Month


Pounds of Food Distributed in 2019

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What I am thankful for!

As I have reflected this past week, it dawned on me that even though 2021 has been a difficult year, there is a gift in all its chaos. Perhaps the gift is the opportunity to be the hands and feet of God....yes, I did say opportunity. Perhaps this year is an opportunity to serve. An opportunity to be appreciative for what we already have. An opportunity to put the needs of others ahead of our own wants and desires. An opportunity to serve our neighbor.

n this final Thanks-For-Giving post, I want to show a special appreciation for the people that Olivet Neighborhood Mission serves each day! It is because of your trust in our organization that we work so hard! We have come to know many of you by name and call you neighbors, but also friends!

Thank you especially for being patient with us as we stumbled through 2021 making changes, often daily, in order to keep everyone safe.

Happy Thanks-For-Giving to you all! May God bless you all and keep you safe in this sometimes crazy, but always beautiful world!

With Gratitude,

Julie Palmer
Olivet Neighborhood Mission
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What are you thankful for? Day 7

In today's Thanks-for-Giving Day 7 post, I want to show my thanks to all the In-Kind Donors that give food, clothing, housewares, toiletries and other needed necessities to Olivet Neighborhood Mission!

Below isa list of our business & community in-kind donors, who provide in-kind items to Olivet Neighborhood Mission on a regular basis: (in no particular order).

Over 600 Anonymous donations of food & toiletries were made in 2021.

Fareway 1st Avenue (over 14,000 lbs donated by customers)
Feed Iowa First (4,188 lbs in 2021)
Signature Flight Support
Dollar General – Edgewood Rd
Feed Iowa First
Metro Union
Mary Schnell- weekly donation of milk from Dave & Debby’s Dairy
Echo Hill Church
OB-GYN Associates
St Matthews Parish
Maid Rite
KCRG - Coats for Kids
Above & Beyond (Monticello)
Curves Can Drive
Denise & Andy Helle
The Cowboy Church, Walford
Bimbo Bakeries
St. John’s Church of Ely
Arthur Elementary School
Ely Presbyterian Church
Hy-Vee (Johnson Ave)
Rock Hardscape Inc
Matthew 25
Fellowship Baptist Church
Raining Rose
Bob Ellis
St Patrick’s Quilting Club (Pat Little)
Quaker Oats
St. Jude’s School
Cedar Rapids Day School
Involta Inc
Salvation Army
Prairiewoods Spiritual Center.
Spring Valley Dental Care
Betsy Boo’s Boutique
Christ Church Presbyterian
Dr. Fitzgerald & Associates
Bimm Ridder
Unity Point
Hope United Church
Mercy Medical Center

Perhaps the largest group of in-kind donors, Olivet Neighborhood Mission is during our Holiday Adoption Programs which matches a Sponsor with an Olivet Family for Christmas! Over 250 Sponsors help with this program serving over 300 families!

In addition, there are on average 250 clothing & household donations per month! That is over, 3000 individuals donating the household and clothing items they no longer need to the mission to help our neighbors in need!

With Gratitude,

Julie Palmer
Olivet Neighborhood Mission
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