Real Stories

Real stories of generous donors and
success stories of recipients.


Embrace Iowa: Mindie’s Kids Needed Beds

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FaDSS Stories: Mariah, Sandra, Robert, and Bobbie

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FaDSS: Two Income, One Income

Bobbi and Robert are parents of two children. They became involved with the Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) program when Robert lost his job due to a disability.   “we went from a two-person income to a one-person…

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FaDSS: Alone With Five Kids

“Hello, my name is Erica. I was going through a divorce, in Texas, and became a single mom of five, pretty much overnight. After nine months of hopping around I came to Iowa, in 2009.” Erica and her…

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FaDSS Stories: Bobbie and Robert

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