Don’t miss this Extreme event to benefit Easterseals Iowa


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childserveEasterseals Iowa serves Iowans with disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in their community. They support children and adults in all 99 counties through 15 different programs.

Mission Statement

Provide hope, independence, and support. Easterseals Iowa provides exceptional services to ensure all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities.

Get Involved with Easterseals Iowa

During COVID-19 they are still accepting volunteers to help with outdoor activities like pulling weeds, raking leaves, planting flowers etc. Once it’s determined volunteers can safely be inside, client engagement volunteer activities will reopen.

Ways to Give

COVID-19 has had extreme effects on Easterseals Iowa as it did with many non-profits, and operational support is always needed, you can donate today to help!

Donations of used medical equipment are in high demand as the program was suspended for a few months due to the pandemic. A new sanitation system has been implemented and contact-less drop off of donated items helps keep everyone safe and healthy. Please call 515-309-2395 to schedule an appointment if you have medical equipment to donate.

2020 Hubbell Extreme Charity Golf Classic

This day-long event features golf, raffle, and door prizes as well as hole prizes along the course. Nearly 300 golfers participate each year. This year, the outing will be held at Woodland Hills Golf Course, a Hubbell-owned course just a half-mile from the Easterseals camp. The golf classic is held on the years when Hubbell is not participating in a Hubbell Extreme Build. In 2019, participants raised $52,000 for local organizations. All proceeds from this build will benefit the Extreme Build.

When: Thursday, August 27 | 7:30 A.M.
AM and PM Shotgun start times available
Woodland Hills Golf Course
620 Northeast 66th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313

Individual Registration: $125 per golfer
Team Registration: $500 per team of 4 golfers

See full event details here.

Easterseals is extremely grateful for Hubbell’s support and belief in our mission. The commitment of their team members and partners has allowed us to increase our ability to serve our clients and families. Easterseals has been providing integrated childcare services to our community for over 15 years. This gift will allow us to increase our enrollment, doubling the number of children and families we can provide high quality, integrated care, filling a desperate need in central Iowa.”

-Sherri Nielsen, President and CEO Easterseals Iowa

2021 Hubbell Extreme Build

The build will take place on the Easterseals Des Moines’ campus located off of 66th Avenue in Des Moines. Together, with many trade partners and with lead local architecture firm SVPA, Hubbell will build a 12,300 square foot early education center for children 18 and under. The space will have designated areas for infants, toddlers, two and three-year-olds, Pre-K rooms, a room focused on improving motor skills as well as a space for teachers and staff. The facility will cost roughly $2.5 million and, in true Hubbell Extreme Build fashion, will take roughly one week to build. Hubbell and its trade partners will contribute approximately half of the project cost as an in-kind donation toward the project.

“The Extreme Build is something we look forward to every four years. Hubbell is a longtime supporter of the initiative and meaningful work done at Easterseals and we came to the consensus very quickly that this is who we wanted to support again in 2021. Our 2013 Extreme Build was called ‘Cabins for Campers’. We built two-7,500 square foot Easterseals lodges in just one week for all aged campers to use. We’re looking forward to kicking off the Extreme Build a little early with fundraising starting in August at our Hubbell Extreme Golf event!”

– Hubbell President and CEO Rick Tollakson

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Stacie is an Iowa native, living in Urbandale with her tall, dark, and handsome husband, Kyle (May 2014). They share their home with the lights of their life, their son, Calvin (August 2015), and daughter Sylvia (April 2019). They have a dog, Heidi, a cat, Frankie, and a Beta fish, JoJo. By day, Stacie is the Director of Development for Animal Lifeline of Iowa. By night, she’s a kid-chaser, Pinterest-recipe chef, Instant-Pot meal creator, thrift-shop find make-over artist, DIY project amateur who enjoys reading, hanging out with her family...along with an occasional girls’ night out.


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