Kidsfest Helps Iowa’s At-risk Children and Families
Thank you to all the families who attended Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union on March 4 – 6, 2016. This year, Kidsfest raised $131,000 for programs that help at-risk families.
“We are incredibly grateful for the community’s continued support of Kidsfest,” says Amy Stapp-Arpy, CFI’s Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Development and Communications. “The support from our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees help us provide crucial funding for some of Iowa’s most at-risk children and families.”
Proceeds from Kidsfest ticket sales help families like Mary’s* find hope for a better life. Mary is a young single mother of three children, two of whom attend CFI’s Child Development Center. Of these children, one is part of the Therapeutic Child Care program. She is receiving treatment for critical social and emotional needs that can only be met in a highly-structured and therapeutic classroom.
Thanks to funds raised at events like Kidsfest and to the generosity of our supporters, CFI is able to assist Mary with child care costs, making it possible for her children to receive appropriate care while Mary is working. Without this assistance, Mary would have had to quit her job to care for her children.
For more information on next years event, watch this page or like Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union on Facebook.
Learn how you can become a exhibitor or sponsor of this wonderful event.