Many Donations 2020!

Ames Golden K (AGK) contributed MANY donations in 2020.  Because of the COVID-19 limitations, we did these “by delivery” instead of our normal in-meetings presentations to each agency.  Here are some just some of the year’s donations:


Ames Golden K Kiwanis donated $600 to the Central Iowa chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness –NAMI– whose mission is to support people affected by mental illness, educate the public about mental health topics, and advocate for mental health concerns.  Pictured from left: Cheryl Abrams, AGK, Terianne Marsh NAMI Peer Support Assistant, Angela Tharp, Executive Director Central Iowa NAMI, and John Abrams AGK.


Ames Golden K recently presented a check for $500 in support of Friendship Ark which offers two programs for adults with disabilities–Housing and Supported Community Living and a Day Habilitation Program. Friendship Ark provides housing and supported living for adults with intellectual disabilities to 30 residents in Ames. There are currently 5 homes in Ames with a 6th home under construction with expected completion in 2020.  Each home houses 6 adults and one staff member.  Pictured from the left, AGK members Keith Folkmann and John Abrams, Jennifer Ellis, Executive Director, Friendship Ark, and AGK’s Cheryl Abrams.


Northwood Preschool Center (NPC) received $600 to support their children education endeavors to help buy school supplies. Ames Golden K’s donation will be used to provide books for students. Pictured, from the left: AGK’s John and Cheryl Abrams, NPC Principal Kristin Barber, and AGK’s Tom Baas and Larry Trede.