Giving Tuesday

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A supplement to the Globe Gazette on Sunday, November 28, 2021

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financial. Please remember that even the smallest of gifts will make a difference to someone in need. I do know that regardless of what or how much you give you will receive much more in return. North Iowa let’s show RADICAL GENEROSITY this holiday season!

Janet Johnson Globe Gazette Publisher

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012, as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to give back. It is described as a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Our world has seen many ups and downs in the past year, however, the one thing that I put my faith in is the generosity of our community. Our non-profits are the unsung heroes of our community, they are the heart of Northern Iowa. They touch our lives in so many ways from basic needs like food and clothes, to spiritual, cultural, social and so much more. My challenge to each person during this time of year is to find a non-profit to support in some way; volunteering your time, giving of your talents or

Winston Churchill said, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” Wishing you and your family a Blessed Holiday Season Janet Johnson Publisher

If you are a non-profit that would like to participate in this section next year. Please contact me at janet.johnson@

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80 North Eisenhower Avenue, Mason City, IA 50401 | Visit to learn more.

From providing behavioral health intervention services and family therapy to residential treatment and alternative classroom opportunities, Four Oaks is here to help assure the success of our community’s children and families. Our mission is simple but critical,

“To assure children become successful adults.” Help assure the success of Iowa’s children and families this Giving Tuesday by making a donation to Four Oaks. Scan this QR code to explore all the different ways you can donate to Four Oaks:

“MAGICAL! Those are the words parents have used to describe Four Oaks. You are changing lives. Both for the child and the parents. Parents have shared with me that they now have a better understanding for their child and their mental health. Keep spreading your magic! Thank you for all you do.” - Testimonial from a Community Partner

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HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTH IOWA Every year, the Humane Society of North Iowa helps hundreds and hundreds of displaced, abused and neglected animals find their happy ending. This takes a lot of heart, a lot of compassion.... and a lot of resources. COVID has hindered our fundraising efforts greatly and now more than ever, we need help from our supporters to ensure we can continue our mission of helping animals and saving lives. Here’s how you can help the Humane Society of North Iowa: Adopt: If you are considering adding a furry friend to your family, we encourage you to choose the adoption option! Donate: Be a part our mission to help animals by donating online: 2700 South Birch Drive Mason City, lA 50401 Phone: (641) 423-6241

Volunteer: We are in need of volunteers to socialize with the shelter animals (check our website for open hours as they have been affected by staffing shortages)

ALL OF THE PETS ON THIS PAGE, AND MORE ARE READY FOR YOUR HOME! Learn more about all of our amazing pets at

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Our mission at NICAO is to provide quality services that empower people in need to achieve and sustain economic stability through collaborative efforts. For more information please visit

Early Childhood Learning

Home and Energy

Early childhood learning programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, and the Early Head Start home visitation program. Please call (641) 494-1891 or (866) 836-3124 for more information.

Programs include the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Program. Please call (800) 873-1899 for (641) 423-7766 for information. The Low-Income Home Energy AssistanceProgram (LIHEAP) helps families pay a portion of their winterheating costs.

Health and Nutrition Health and Nutrition services available include Family Planning, WIC, Maternal Health, Child and Adolescent Health, and Living with HIV. Please call (800) 657-5856 or (641) 423-5044 for program requirements.

Individual and Family Support Donate Today

North Iowa Community Action Organization (NICAO) is a 501(c)3 private non-profit organization operating in North Central Iowa. Charitable donations made to NICAO are always needed and may have a tax benefit to you, the donor. We are greatly appreciative of dedicated community members like you, who join us daily on our mission of Helping People, Changing Lives!

Program services include Outreach, Crisis and Disaster, Home Visitation, Rental Assistance, Transportation Asssitance and Volunteer Tax Assistance. Please call (800) 873-1899 or (641) 423-7766 for application information.

Sponsored by:

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For the 7th Consecutive Year

Mission: Helping People find their way through Employment, Transitional Living,

and community experiences. Save the Date! Saturday, March 26, 2022 Surf Ballroom, 6-9 p.m.

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The 2nd Act - a Storytelling event in May 2022 How to Give: Scan code above or text 43Ni to 91999 Mail to PO Box 1503, Mason City, Iowa 50402-1503

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Spread the Joy!

Looking for a way to brighten someone’s holiday season? Looking for a way to brighten someone’s holiday season?

We invite you to participate in Francis Lauers Little Wishes! Adopt a participate family in need or findLauers a giving tree in We invite you to in Francis Little Wishes! Adopt a family need or find aagiving your community today!inSimply select familytree frominour list your community today! Simply select a family from listed. or take a bag from a tree and purchase the items our list or take a tag from a tree and purchase the Deliver to Francis Lauer by Dec 17th. items listed. Deliver to Francis Lauer by Dec 17th.

Either way, you will be providing gifts to youth and families Either way, you will be providing gifts to youth and who might otherwise go without. families who might otherwise go without. To and find find tree tree locations locationsvisit: visit: To select select families families and

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Our Vision: Mason City Noon Rotary is an inclusive group of professional and community members actively working

towards the goal of positively impacting our community and our world.

Have you ever considered joining Rotary? Rotary is all about People, Programs and Passion. We are passionate about eradicating Polio worldwide, and about helping young mothers in Nicaragua with layettes for their newborn children, as well as helping local organizations such as Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army. Our programs include local speakers, state officials such as Rob Sand – State Auditor, and global concerns such as Climate Change. Rotary is the best and largest service club in the world. It’s a great way to meet new people, connect with other professionals, keep abreast of state, international and local community issues as well as an opportunity help those in need. We also hold several social events each year and try to have some fun. We meet Monday’s at noon or we have an evening option. We’d love to have you join us! Call 641-210-0051, email or go to our facebook page

Service Projects: • Polio Plus Project • Rotary Youth Leadership Conference • North Iowa Event Center • Caring Pregnancy Center • BINGO @ IOOF Home • Central Gardens of North Iowa • Meals on Wheels • High School Students of the Month • Handwashing station for Camp Tanglefoot • Layettes for Nicaragua • Rotary Readers @ Local Schools • Earth Day Clean Up • MercyOne Cancer Center Garden • Friends of Willowcreek Cleanup • Student Scholarships • Service Above Self Award • City/County Employee Service Award • Prairie Playground Project with YIELD • Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank • Salvation Army Bell Ringing • Light Up the Night @ North Iowa Event Center

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GivinG Tuesday is a GreaT Way To help!

2021 has been a challenging year for the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank. COVID-19 has still created many of our volunteers not able to help at the food bank, clients uncomfortable being out to get food, and some food items very challenging to obtain. Currently the food bank is back to client choice with a volunteer as well as working to maintain keeping social distance and limiting the number of people in the building at the same time. Masks are required if you are not fully vaccinated. We understand COVID-19 is still a major issue but continue to work daily to provide food to those who are in need. We are appreciative of all your contributions,whether it’s an individual gift, or was Grab n Give, Give Where You Live, the MCHS-Newman baseball game,, church or service club organization or company fundraiser or growing extra produce for us.

This past year (Sept 1, 2020 – Aug 31, 2021) we distributed food boxes to make 141,468 meals for 5,710 families which is 11,789 individuals. We provided food to individuals in 64 communities with 67.59% staying in Cerro Gordo County. Many of those outside the county work here and need the help due to low wages. This is how your financial donations helped. We distributed 654,139 pounds of food and milk; 164,216 pounds of bread or sweets; and 20,193 pounds of non-food items (soap, toilet tissue, toothpaste and toothbrushes). All donations are appreciated. Your tax deductible donation helps us buy the food and nonperishables that we give out each day to individuals and families in need. We are a 100% volunteer organization (89 volunteers logged 11,320 hours our last fiscal year) so your donation is used strictly for the purchase of food or a small amount to maintain our facility.

Sponsored by

volunTeerinG! The food bank is also in need of more volunteers as some of our regulars do leave for the winter. We are down 100 volunteers from last year so we have a big need for drivers to pick up donations, people to stock the shelves, people to work with our clients, people to sort produce, and people to help with some computer work. If you can donate 2-3 hours a week, please give us a call (641) 424-3073

Financial donations can be mailed to: hawkeye harvest Food Bank, po Box 1565, Mason City, ia 50402-1565

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The Caring Pregnancy Center is committed to the sanctity of life and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by providing spiritual, physical, and emotional support to those we serve.

Give Our ministry would not be possible without the amazing donations from our generous supporters.


830 15th St SW Unit #1, Mason City, IA 50401 HOURS Monday & Tuesday: 12:00pm-5:00pm 1st Tuesday each month until 8:00pm Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday & Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

We covet your prayers. There are real men and women here who are hurting and afraid.

Volunteer We are in need of motivated individuals that have a heart for women and men who are hurting

Thank You!

We couldn’t do what we do without you!

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Supporting those who served.

Family Alliance for Veterans of America (FAVA), part of the WestCare Family, provides assistance with housing needs, supportive services and referrals to community partners across Northern Iowa for low income Veterans facing eviction or those who are homeless.

For the holidays We are currently seeking donations of the following for our Veterans: Gift cards for gas & groceries Personal hygiene items Paper goods Microwaves Vacuums Fans All donations are greatly appreciated. Volunteers interested in fundraising are also needed. For more information, please call 641-243-4103.

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Our Mission Statement: The Newman Catholic Foundation mission is to foster relationships, secure resources and manage investments to provide financial support to Newman Catholic Schools.


Forming disciples to lead, love and serve.

NewmaN CatholiC believes iN providiNg serviCe to our parishes aNd CommuNity

Newman requires service hours and provides opportunities throughout the year to complete them. From decorating placemats for care centers, to completing yard work for the elderly, volunteering for local nonprofits, raising money for the baby pantry, and so much more. The service component of a Newman Catholic education provides experiences to support growth and maturity and the tools to share their faith. The Newman Catholic community cultivates a culture of belonging and serving.

we invite you to support our vision of forming disciples to lead, love and serve.visit our website at and select the give tab.



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Cheer Fund

94 years of helping needy North Iowans have a brighter holiday

The spirit of Christmas Since 1927, the Christmas Cheer Fund has received thousands of letters from children and adults in North Iowa asking for a little help to brighten the holidays. The requests are often not for “gifts”, but help with necessities like food, warm socks or a coat. Other letters are from North Iowa residents who, in their generosity, give the donations that help so many. No donation is too small, from the pennies gathered by kindergartners, to the generous checks given in memory of loved ones. In the past 94 years, you have given over $3.5 million to help fellow North Iowans in need of a little cheer for the holidays. This year’s goal is $125,000.

Cheer Fund donations or referrals may be mailed to: Christmas Cheer Fund, PO Box 271, Mason City IA 50402-0271 or dropped off at the Globe Gazette office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 687 S. Taft Ave., Suite 2, Mason City. To make a donaTion online or submiT an applicaTion, visiT

ApplicAtions Accepted online onlY now through dec. 17, 2021

Christmas Cheer Fund

687 ss. taFt ave., suite 2, mason City City, ia 50401 • go.globegazette.Com/CheerFund

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We’ve saved you a seat! Celebrate a loved one, honor an arts lover, or give a meaningful gift to the person who has everything by sponsoring a seat in the North Iowa Community Auditorium. This tax-deductible gift will provide funds toward the replacement of an aging sound system and enhance your musical experience in the auditorium. For $1,500 per seat you can leave your legacy on the Arts in North Iowa. A plaque will be installed on the arm of the seat you name and will remain in place for the lifetime of the seat. Double your impact: matching funds are available up to $100,000 for donations received before December 31, 2021.

To make a donation visit or call the NIACC Box Office at 641-422-4188.

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Characters Welcome!

Since 1965, Mason City Community Theatre has been a place to be entertained, to learn, and to connect with one another. 215 South Delaware Ave. Mason City 641.424.6424


Ticket sales help pay for the production of our shows: licensing, scripts, set building, costumes, programs and advertising. The rest of our income comes from donations of all sizes that helps us pay for everything else that makes the theatre run. MCCT has no paid staff - we are a volunteer organization. Please consider volunteering, there are countless volunteer opportunities, attend our shows - or make a financial donation! MCCT is a non-profit 501(c)(3)!

On Stage Dec 10-12! Coming In Spring 2022 SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY



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Get to Know Us

Located Near Fareway in Mason City

Medical At the heart of our mission is a desire to accommodate patients’ unique needs by helping them overcome obstacles to high-quality healthcare. Most importantly, we strive to make healthcare affordable, accessible, and adequate FOR ALL.



Make a difference by donating today Donations can be made online at or by sending a check to: Community Health Center of Mason City 404 N Federal Ave. Mason City, IA 50401 Please put Giving Tuesday in the memo line

Our team strives to provide high-quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services not only for those who have insurance available, but also those that are uninsured, underinsured, and have limited financial means. In addition to our healthcare services, we provide and participate in collaborative efforts with our community to better support the whole-person healthcare needs of our local residents. Our caring staff is committed to our patients’ well-being and getting them to feeling like themselves again. This can only be done with the help of a loving North Iowa community. Show your support now on this Giving Tuesday.

We e do same day COVID-19 testing An appointment is required, schedule online at


Call 641-450-0601 to schedule a vaccine appointment.

404 North Federal Ave, Mason City, IA • 641-450-0601 •

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Spirit of Giving Naomi is a nurse in Critical Care. One of her patients was dying and the family had not yet arrived. Naomi held the patient’s hand and sang the Jesus Loves Me song to her, changing the words to “Jesus Loves You” as the patient peacefully passed away. It is comforting to know that God provides nurses like Naomi to care for us in our most difficult times. To help nurses like Naomi carry on their Spirit of Giving, please consider a gift to the MercyOne North Iowa Foundation or volunteer with our organization.

• To volunteer, please call 641-428-7753 to learn about our volunteer opportunities. • Donations can be sent to: MercyOne North Iowa Foundation 1000 4th Street SW Mason City, IA 50401 Please indicate if you would like your gift designated to your favorite department such as Nursing Scholarships, Cancer Center, Heart Center, Critical Care, Hospice, etc.

North Iowa Medical Center 1000 4th Street SW Mason City, IA 50401


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Bold Leaders. Bold Partners. Bold Friends.

Are you Called To Be Bold? You can make a difference in the lives of the people served by Mosaic in Northern Iowa and help us wrap up our comprehensive Called to be Bold campaign at the same time. GivingTuesday gifts made through will help us reach our bold goal and support the Mosaic programs —like Mosaic at Home— and other services in our community!

102 West Park Street, Forest City, Iowa 50436 | 641.585.3050

November 30, 2021

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Mission Statement


Established in 1898, The Salvation Army of North Iowa is a family-friendly Christian church and social services organization. Our focus is to actively worship God while helping people in need. We provide a wide range of programs and fellowship opportunities for the people of north central Iowa, including our Adult Day Health Center.

What we do

Contact and Visit us at

747 Village Green Dr, Mason City, IA 50401 Monday-Sunday 9AM-5PM


• Overcome Poverty • Equip Families • Partner with Adults • Empower Youth • Share God’s Love • Cure Hunger • Help Disaster Survivors • Fight for Justice

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