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  • 04/12/2018 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Single Dads, join us for a fun-filled afternoon at Principal Park on June 10th. Bring your kiddos, enjoy food, and hang out with other single dads in a private skybox suite as you watch the I-Cubs game. The game starts at 1:05pm. 

    The event is free for single dads and their children, but we ask you to register. Learn more and register here. 

  • 01/08/2018 8:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Channel 13 WHO-TV joined us at the 6th Annual Single Moms Christmas Dinner on December 9th, 2017. Check out their story about the event here. 

  • 12/22/2017 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our groups are a safe place to make meaningful connections along our journey with others in a similar season of life. We offer groups in many different locations across Central Iowa. Learn more.

  • 11/29/2017 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Single moms, Friday,December 1st is the
    last chance to register for the
    6th annual Single Moms Christmas Dinner.

    Don't miss this special event!

    Join us at the Iowa Events Center - Vets Auditorium. The event starts at 5:30, the doors open at 5pm. The event is free for single moms and their kids, but you need to register to attend. You can register online here


  • 10/25/2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you've got a couple of hours to spare between now and December 9th, we need help in our office as we kick into high gear in preparations for the Single Moms Christmas Dinner. 

    • If you've got nimble fingers, we've got items to be gift wrapped.
    • If you've got organizing skills, we have a few office projects that could use your help.
    • If you can stuff, type, call, mail, or run errands we would love to have you join us! 
    If interested, please contact our office at 515.868.9252 or volunteer@singleparentprovision.org
  • 10/09/2017 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration for the 6th annual Single Moms Christmas Dinner is now OPEN! Enjoy this video to see a glimpse of the special night ahead. 


    We are preparing for 550 single moms and 750 children, December 9th at the Iowa Events Center. It's free for single moms and their kids, but you need to register.

    Join us for this memorable evening - register here


  • 10/04/2017 3:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ruthann never envisioned her journey to include being a divorced, single mom. Read more of her story here...

  • 09/28/2017 8:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The weather may still feel like summer, but October is right around the corner. We are well underway with our preparations for the 6th Annual Single Moms Christmas Dinner

    This year, we are preparing for 550 single moms and 750 children!


    Help us honor single mothers and their children this Christmas!

    Event Details

    WHO: Single mothers throughout Central Iowa.

    WHAT: A special Christmas event honoring single mothers with a catered dinner, program, music, and gifts all free for single mothers and their children.

    WHERE: Iowa Event Center in Downtown Des Moines

    WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00pm


    Become a Table Sponsor

    A $500 table sponsorship helps provide dinner, gift bags and the table gift for each mother at the sponsored table. 

    Become a Children’s Room Sponsor

    A $3000 Children’s Room Sponsor helps provide dinner, supplies, crafts, and gifts for the children in the sponsored room. 

    Sponsors will be recognized for their contribution in the following ways:

        Name/logo on the room display sign
        Listed on the sponsorship thank you inserted in all gift bags
        Name/logo on the scrolling presentation shown throughout the dinner

     How to Make it Happen

    1. Email the business or individual name to be recognized, logo (if applicable), and preferred contact information to be used to Becki Ramsey at bramsey@singleparentprovision.org.

    2. Then send your tax-deductible contribution payable to Single Parent Provision to our office, 2041 Grand Avenue Suite D, West Des Moines, IA 50265 OR fulfill your sponsorship pledge online by credit card at www.singleparentprovision.org/donate. If paying online, please be sure to write “Table Sponsor” or “Children’s Room Sponsor” in the provided comment field.

     "Thank you again for making that evening possible and
    for all the hard work put into it to make 
    EVERY SINGLE MOTHER IN THAT ROOM FEEL AS THOUGH 
    WE WERE THE ONLY ONE IN THE ROOM!"
     Tanekia, Des Moines, single mother of 4


  • 09/12/2017 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

          

    The Single Moms Christmas Dinner is only possible because of the hearts and hands of many individuals working together to create a special night for the women and children who attend. If you'd like to be one of those individuals, please let us know by signing up to volunteer and indicating the ways in which you'd like to serve.

    Thank you for helping make this a special night! 

  • 09/08/2017 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our story is important because the stories of
    single parent families are important. 

    Meet Alycia...

    We met Alycia at a Single Moms Christmas Dinner several years ago. It's been great to get to know her and her children. We know you will find her story as encouraging as we do. 

    Alycia will tell you she has a "colorful story". She is a single mom to six wonderful children, ages 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, and 21.

    Her oldest son was born when she was 21. It was then she decided, "whether I was ready or not, I was going to do what I needed to do to be the best mom I could." 

    A few years later she got married, but after seven years of marriage and four children, she and her husband divorced. 

    Soon after that Alycia adopted her 2 year old biological nephew and became a mother to six children. 

    The biggest challenge she faces is being able to give each of her children the attention they deserve. Alycia stays extremely involved in her children's education, volunteering and working within the school district. She says that staying actively engage in your children's lives is key to developing good relationships with them.


    Though it has been colorful and challenging, Alycia feels blessed. She receives many compliments regarding her kids and revels in all of them. "Just thinking about my children and how far we've come brings me great joy."

    Being active in her children's education helped uncover her passion, working with youth. Recently, Alycia completed an AS Degree in Human Services and wants to open a youth and resource center. 

    Her advice to other single parents is to stay encouraged. She says, "Things may look difficult now, but trust God in all circumstances and he will see you though." 

    She also says to not be too hard on yourself or your children, do your best to model unconditional love, and when faced with the decision to do chores or to spend time with your kids, to choose quality time. The household work will always be there. "...don't forget to laugh, and remember to take time for you." 

    Thank you for sharing, Alycia.
    We are inspired by you!


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