The first Saturday and Sunday in October Valley West Mall lends itself to Des Moines area non profit organizations. Raising money as well as awareness of area organizations is what this community event is all about. Handmade items such as crafts, baked goods, cookbooks and ceramics are sold by area non profit organizations to raise money towards the groups purpose. All non profit groups are welcome, however space is limited. If your group is interested in getting information on participating please contact Trisha Barton in the Marketing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Children's Cancer Connection
Valley West Mall partners with The Children's Cancer Connection to raise money for thier Children’s Cancer Programs. From Decebmer 1st through December 24th you can get your gifts wrapped by volunteers at the The Children's Cancer Connection Gift Wrap Booth. Located in the lower level of Von Maur court area this booth will raise thousands of dollars for this great organization that does so much for children with cancer and their families. All proceeds go directly to the organization as it is 100% volunteer and staff run.
Fill the Mayflower Event
Every May Valley West Mall along with Select Van and Storage, a Mayflower Transit Company hosts a household items drive for victims of domestic violence. All items donated are sorted by the Free Store, a private nonprofit organization that partners with Children and Families of Iowa’s Domestic Violence Services to provide free furnishings, supplies and other items to set up their homes when they leave the shelter. Items can be new or gently used. Items needed are:
- twin beds
- pots, pans, dishes, glasses
- kitchen tables and chairs
- end and coffee tables
- bedding, linens and towels
- sofas and misc. living room furniture
- anything to start a household from scratch!
Items are needed year round so if you can’t wait for this special event just contact The Freestore directly at 515-282-3733.