Don’t Miss Moonlight Ride with Orchard Place


Des Moines Mom regularly highlights local nonprofits. There are so many amazing organizations in our community dedicated to looking out for the well being of all who live here. We want to feature them and share ways you and your family can partner with them through volunteering, giving donations, and attending amazing (now, virtual) fundraising events. If you know of a nonprofit we should feature, please email [email protected].

childserveOrchard Place is the oldest locally-based charity in Des Moines providing mental health treatment and expertise for Iowa’s kids. With the help of their professional staff, volunteers, individual and corporate donors, Orchard Place provides a cornerstone of mental health services for children including residential, outpatient, in-home, and care coordination programs.

Mission Statement

Develop Strong Futures

Get Involved with Orchard Place

Cheer Squad: Send encouragement cards to 88 Campus youth residents

Amazon wish list items for Campus youth residents:

School Supply Drive off-site assembly & donations. Register by emailing B. Broadhead.

Ways to Give

Each year Orchard Place supplies over 800 children with a new backpack and supplies to start the school year off right. As the new school year quickly approaches, they have a high need for support for their upcoming school supply drive. Those interested can make a donation that will be used to purchase supplies.

You can also register to volunteer to fill backpacks off-site, as they are currently unable to host volunteers on-site due to COVID-19 restrictions. Register School Supply Drive off-site assembly by emailing B. Broadhead.

To make a donation, visit the website and enter “School Supply Drive” in the designation line.

Moonlight Classic Virtual Bike Ride

Online – Ride Where You Roam

When: Sunday, July 5 – Saturday, July 12
Where: Virtual

Registration: $40 or $100 for a Family 6-pack
All funds raised support Orchard Place and their work to help kids get back to the business of being kids.

Register here today!

Check it out on Facebook.

For the last eight years, hundreds of cyclists have taken to the streets to raise funds and awareness for youth mental health by participating in the Moonlight Classic. While this year we are unable to ride together, the reason we ride hasn’t change and we hope others will join our ride – near and far – to show our kids that we believe in them and their futures.
Andrea Wright, Orchard Place


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