genYP

 

Urbandaleโ€™s Young Professionals Group: genYP

Invest in yourself and expand your network with one of the most highly regarded young professional groups in the Des Moines area. GenYP provides unique opportunities for young business individuals to connect with other emerging leaders through structured networking events, professional development, and community outreach activities.

Some of our featured events include our professional development series taught by local college and university professors and our mentorship program, which connects genYP members with Urbandale Chamber members to exchange valuable advice for professional growth.

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Any Urbandale area young professional between the ages of 21 and 40 is welcome to become a member of genYP. The annual cost is $40 for those employed by a Chamber-member company and $70 for those employed by a non-Chamber-member company (or those who are seeking employment). Donโ€™t wait! Call us at (515) 331-6855 to get your membership started.

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1 day ago
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NEW: GenYP will be starting its own Contacts & Contracts group!

This is a great opportunity to build your network and get leads through relationships with other young professionals. ๐Ÿค

Weโ€™ll be meeting the second Friday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. If youโ€™re interested in joining, please reach out to Tiffany Menke at TMenke@urbandalechamber.com.
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NEW: GenYP will be starting its own Contacts & Contracts group! 

This is a great opportunity to build your network and get leads through relationships with other young professionals. ๐Ÿค

Weโ€™ll be meeting the second Friday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. If youโ€™re interested in joining, please reach out to Tiffany Menke at TMenke@urbandalechamber.com.
2 weeks ago
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Have you signed up for the 2022 genYP Kick-Off yet? Start your year of networking with our fun kickoff event on February 3, 4-5pm at Flix Brewhouse!

During this event, youโ€™ll get to grab your favorite drink, participate in some networking, and learn more about genYP.

Visit the link in our bio to register!
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Have you signed up for the 2022 genYP Kick-Off yet? Start your year of networking with our fun kickoff event on February 3, 4-5pm at Flix Brewhouse! 
 
During this event, youโ€™ll get to grab your favorite drink, participate in some networking, and learn more about genYP.

Visit the link in our bio to register!
4 weeks ago
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The calendar will roll over and suddenly your feed will be full of new year's resolution posts.

If you're considering adding "exercise" or "eating healthy" to your list, check out these tips ๐Ÿ”ฝ
1. A body in motion stays in motion! Work in small bouts of movement during your day, from taking a lap around the office (or your house) between meetings to parking a little farther away from your destination when running errands.
2. Make sure you are fueling your body adequately. Food is fuel and giving your body real, nutrient-dense foods is always a good idea. You'll have more energy and you'll likely notice an improvement in your performance and concentration.
3. Drink water! Keep a reusable bottle close by and make a point to drink throughout the day. Pair hydration with a task or activity. For example, you could make a point to take a drink every time you send an email or check your social media.
4. When starting any exercise routine, start slowly and build your way up from there. Sometimes injuries occur because we try to do too much too quickly. If you want to start running, get walking first and slowly intersperse bouts of jogging. If you're starting to strength train, go lighter and work your way up to heavier weights and a higher number of reps.
5. If you do start to experience pain, discomfort, or limitation, don't wait! Check in with an expert like the physical therapists at Core. We find patients recover more quickly if an injury is addressed right away instead of after it has become chronic.
If you run into any pain while hitting the gym or dusting off your treadmill, call Core Physical Therapy. We treat each patient holistically with 1:1 individualized care and hands-on techniques that help us get to the core of your pain and get you back to doing what you love.

Bookmark our website just in case those resolutions become more than you bargained for ๐Ÿ˜‰ > www.coreptiowa.com/
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The calendar will roll over and suddenly your feed will be full of new years resolution posts. 

If youre considering adding exercise or eating healthy to your list, check out these tips ๐Ÿ”ฝ
1.  A body in motion stays in motion! Work in small bouts of movement during your day, from taking a lap around the office (or your house) between meetings to parking a little farther away from your destination when running errands.
2. Make sure you are fueling your body adequately. Food is fuel and giving your body real, nutrient-dense foods is always a good idea. Youll have more energy and youll likely notice an improvement in your performance and concentration.
3. Drink water! Keep a reusable bottle close by and make a point to drink throughout the day. Pair hydration with a task or activity.  For example, you could make a point to take a drink every time you send an email or check your social media.
4. When starting any exercise routine, start slowly and build your way up from there. Sometimes injuries occur because we try to do too much too quickly. If you want to start running, get walking first and slowly intersperse bouts of jogging. If youre starting to strength train, go lighter and work your way up to heavier weights and a higher number of reps.
5. If you do start to experience pain, discomfort, or limitation, dont wait! Check in with an expert like the physical therapists at Core. We find patients recover more quickly if an injury is addressed right away instead of after it has become chronic. 
If you run into any pain while hitting the gym or dusting off your treadmill, call Core Physical Therapy. We treat each patient holistically with 1:1 individualized care and hands-on techniques that help us get to the core of your pain and get you back to doing what you love.

Bookmark our website just in case those resolutions become more than you bargained for ๐Ÿ˜‰ > https://www.coreptiowa.com/
4 weeks ago
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GenYP wishes you VERY happy holidays! We hope youโ€™re able to spend time with the ones you love and recharge for the new year. Canโ€™t wait to see what 2022 brings! โ„๏ธ

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Happy holidays!

1 month ago
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We had a great time at our virtual genYPM this evening hosted by @corephysicaltherapy!

Even though it was a virtual event, we still got to tour their facility and learn about their team, then we had some fun structured networking in breakout groups!

Thanks to everyone who joined our final genYPM of the year. We canโ€™t wait to see you all in 2022! ๐ŸŽŠ

#genYPM #genYP #Networking #YoungProfessionals
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We had a great time at our virtual genYPM this evening hosted by @corephysicaltherapy! 

Even though it was a virtual event, we still got to tour their facility and learn about their team, then we had some fun structured networking in breakout groups! 

Thanks to everyone who joined our final genYPM of the year. We canโ€™t wait to see you all in 2022! ๐ŸŽŠ

#genYPM #genYP #Networking #YoungProfessionals
1 month ago
genYP

Thank you to everyone who donated items for our adopted family for the holiday season, and also to those who attended our โ€œWrapping Up the Yearโ€ social event at Hidalgo this evening!

Members gathered to wrap the presents for the family, while also enjoying some delicious chips, queso, and guac ๐Ÿ˜‹. It was great to see a couple of new faces, too!

#genYP #YoungProfessionals #Networking #AdoptAFamily
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Love it! Great work everyone! ๐Ÿ™Œ

So cool!! Great job, all!

2 months ago
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Our final genYPM of 2021 is just over a week away!

Join us ๐•๐ˆ๐‘๐“๐”๐€๐‹๐‹๐˜ next Thursday, December 16 from 4-5pm.

Hosted by Core Physical Therapy, this casual networking event is a great opportunity to get to know other genYP members, build your network, and practice relationship building skills.

This event is known for being a fun and engaging, holiday-inspired event! We can't wait to see you there!!

The event is free, but please register ahead of time: businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/genypm-hosted-by-core-physical-therapy-12-16-2021...
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Our final genYPM of 2021 is just over a week away!

Join us ๐•๐ˆ๐‘๐“๐”๐€๐‹๐‹๐˜ next Thursday, December 16 from 4-5pm.

Hosted by Core Physical Therapy, this casual networking event is a great opportunity to get to know other genYP members, build your network, and practice relationship building skills.

This event is known for being a fun and engaging, holiday-inspired event! We cant wait to see you there!!

The event is free, but please register ahead of time: https://businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/genypm-hosted-by-core-physical-therapy-12-16-2021-11201?calendarMonth=2021-12-01
2 months ago
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Thanks to everyone who joined us for the December Branding Yourself as a Professional with Joseph Jones! Joseph joined us all the way from Dubai to share his 5 influences of leadership! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the December Branding Yourself as a Professional with Joseph Jones! Joseph joined us all the way from Dubai to share his 5 influences of leadership!Image attachment

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He is such a good speaker! So glad he was able to join us today to speak.

2 months ago
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Today is #GivingTuesday! Feeling generous? Donโ€™t forget our Adopt a Family project still needs YOUR HELP! Purchase some items for the family and then come hang out at the End of Year Wrapping Party!

We hope to see you! ๐ŸŽThe genYP Social Committee is excited to invite all genYP members to attend the End of Year Wrapping Party on December 9th!

genYP is partnering with UCAN to sponsor a local family for the holiday season. Donated gifts (see linked list of needed items below) and cash donations will be accepted. Stop by from 5-7pm at Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill (2675 100th St. Urbandale) to help wrap the gifts and receive a free drink with gift/donation!

Planning to donate? Email Sam@Payteva.com (Samantha Winebrenner) to let us know what you plan to provide. Help make a difference in the lives of a local family this season!

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bR7nKYOK03R3jQojIXVkCQBrmEwYD8NRohvXv2_-Elg/edit#gid=0

#adoptafamily #genYPholidaysocial #giveback
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Today is #GivingTuesday! Feeling generous? Donโ€™t forget our Adopt a Family project still needs YOUR HELP! Purchase some items for the family and then come hang out at the End of Year Wrapping Party!

We hope to see you! ๐ŸŽ

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Excellent way to directly help our community on GivingTuesday!

2 months ago
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Looking for something to do Saturday? Grab your friends, wear some comfy PJ's and come to Urbandale for the Pajama Poker Run! (Registration requested) businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/pajama-poker-run-11188?c=6 ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for something to do Saturday?  Grab your friends, wear some comfy PJs and come to Urbandale for the Pajama Poker Run!  (Registration requested)  https://businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/pajama-poker-run-11188?c=6
2 months ago
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Join us on Thursday, December 2 at 8:00am!

Joseph Jones, Executive Director of the Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement will present on "Cultivating Leadership Influence". Joseph's years and variety of experience will provide thoughtful and useful information for attendees.

The Branding Yourself as a Professional Workshop Series, presented by Midland Credit Union, is designed to provide young professionals with information to excel in their professional and civic endeavors. The series includes four different workshop classes. Participants will be introduced to new tools to bolster their careers, interact with leaders, and be challenged as future leaders.

Register today!
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Join us on Thursday, December 2 at 8:00am!

Joseph Jones, Executive Director of the Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement will present on Cultivating Leadership Influence. Josephs years and variety of experience will provide thoughtful and useful information for attendees.

The Branding Yourself as a Professional Workshop Series, presented by Midland Credit Union, is designed to provide young professionals with information to excel in their professional and civic endeavors. The series includes four different workshop classes. Participants will be introduced to new tools to bolster their careers, interact with leaders, and be challenged as future leaders. 

Register today!
https://businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/cultivating-leadership-influence-genyp-branding-yourself-as-a-professional-series-presented-by-midland-credit-union-11200?calendarMonth=2021-12-01

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Can’t wait to hear him speak again!

2 months ago
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Sample Urbandale was a great night and a lot of fun for the members of the mentor/mentee program ... See MoreSee Less

Sample Urbandale was a great night and a lot of fun for the members of the mentor/mentee program
2 months ago
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Coffee with the Mayor is MONDAY!! โ˜•

We hope to see you on Monday (November 22nd) at 7:30am to learn the ins and outs on how Mayor Andeweg became involved in the community, eventually becoming mayor, as well as how you can make a difference in your local community!

The informal event will be held in the RODAN Board Room at the Urbandale Chamber (2830 100th St., Ste. 110.) and is free to attend for all genYP members.

BONUS: Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided! โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ

Register today at: businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/genyp-morning-with-the-mayor-12203?calendarMonth=...

#genyp #civicengagement #urbandale #cofeewithmayor #localcommunity
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Coffee with the Mayor is MONDAY!! โ˜•

We hope to see you on Monday (November 22nd) at 7:30am to learn the ins and outs on how Mayor Andeweg became involved in the community, eventually becoming mayor, as well as how you can make a difference in your local community! 

The informal event will be held in the RODAN Board Room at the Urbandale Chamber (2830 100th St., Ste. 110.) and is free to attend for all genYP members. 

BONUS: Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided! โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ

Register today at: https://businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/genyp-morning-with-the-mayor-12203?calendarMonth=2021-11-01

#genyp #civicengagement #urbandale #cofeewithmayor #localcommunity
2 months ago
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Does your fur baby need a staycation? Check out this silent auction item donated by Pet medical center is sure to be a hit!
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Does your fur baby need a staycation?  Check out this silent auction item donated by Pet medical center is sure to be a hit! 
 https://events.handbid.com/auctions/2021-sample-urbandalea-celebration-of-business/item/fur-baby-staycation-1125204
2 months ago
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Check out this autographed photograph of Country Music star Tyler Rich! This is just one of the many items in this year's silent auction! Bid today! Ends at 8 pm Thursday, Nov 18. events.handbid.com/auctions/2021-sample-urbandalea-celebration-of-business/item/autographed-tyler... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago
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How cute is this Charcuterie Board in the Silent Auction for Sample Urbandale! Bidding closes Thursday at 8 pm
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How cute is this Charcuterie Board in the Silent Auction for Sample Urbandale!  Bidding closes Thursday at 8 pm
https://events.handbid.com/auctions/2021-sample-urbandalea-celebration-of-business/item/custom-made-cutting-charcuterie-board-1125141
2 months ago
genYP

The genYP Social Committee is excited to invite all genYP members to attend the End of Year Wrapping Party on December 9th!

genYP is partnering with UCAN to sponsor a local family for the holiday season. Donated gifts (see linked list of needed items below) and cash donations will be accepted. Stop by from 5-7pm at Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill (2675 100th St. Urbandale) to help wrap the gifts and receive a free drink with gift/donation!

Planning to donate? Email Sam@Payteva.com (Samantha Winebrenner) to let us know what you plan to provide. Help make a difference in the lives of a local family this season!

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bR7nKYOK03R3jQojIXVkCQBrmEwYD8NRohvXv2_-Elg/edit#gid=0

#AdoptAFamily #genypholidaysocial #giveback
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The genYP Social Committee is excited to invite all genYP members to attend the End of Year Wrapping Party on December 9th! 

genYP is partnering with UCAN to sponsor a local family for the holiday season. Donated gifts (see linked list of needed items below) and cash donations will be accepted. Stop by from 5-7pm at Hidalgo Mexican Bar and Grill (2675 100th St. Urbandale) to help wrap the gifts and receive a free drink with gift/donation!

Planning to donate? Email Sam@Payteva.com (Samantha Winebrenner) to let us know what you plan to provide. Help make a difference in the lives of a local family this season!
 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bR7nKYOK03R3jQojIXVkCQBrmEwYD8NRohvXv2_-Elg/edit#gid=0

#adoptafamily #genYPholidaysocial #giveback

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Just an FYI all The items for the 9 year old have been taken care of! Please make sure to check with the sheet and message me to let me know what you would like to bring!

What a great way to give back! I'll be there!

Love this + the wrapping party is such a fun idea ๐Ÿ™Œ

Great way to give on Giving Tuesday!

I love Adopt a Family!! Can't wait!!

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2 months ago
genYP

We are so excited for our upcoming "Coffee with the Mayor" event!!

Join us on November 22nd at 7:30am to learn the ins and outs on how Mayor Andeweg became involved in the community, eventually becoming mayor, as well as how you can make a difference in your local community!

The informal event will be held in the RODAN Board Room at the Urbandale Chamber (2830 100th St., Ste. 110.) and is free to attend for all genYP members.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided! โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ

Register today at businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/genyp-morning-with-the-mayor-12203?calendarMonth=...

#genyp #civicengagement #urbandale #cofeewithmayor #localcommunity
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We are so excited for our upcoming Coffee with the Mayor event!! 

Join us on November 22nd at 7:30am to learn the ins and outs on how Mayor Andeweg became involved in the community, eventually becoming mayor, as well as how you can make a difference in your local community! 

The informal event will be held in the RODAN Board Room at the Urbandale Chamber (2830 100th St., Ste. 110.) and is free to attend for all genYP members. 

Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided! โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ

Register today at https://businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/genyp-morning-with-the-mayor-12203?calendarMonth=2021-11-01

#genyp #civicengagement #urbandale #cofeewithmayor #localcommunity

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I'm so excited! I've never met a Des Moines Metro mayor before! ๐Ÿ˜

2 months ago
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Thank you to Midland Credit Union for hosting our genYPM event last night! Members not only got to network and mingle, but also eat some delicious snacks, including HOMEMADE cheesecake and pumpkin pie! ๐Ÿฅง

Missed this genYPM? No worries! Mark your calendars for the next genYPM on December 16, 4-5 p.m., hosted by Core Physical Therapy in West Des Moines.

#networking #genyp #genypm
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It was such a fun event! And there was HOMEMADE desserts ๐Ÿ˜‹

Charles killed it with the cheesecake and pumpkin pie ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐ŸŽƒ

You got that right Morgan Athey! Charles, that cheesecake was DELICIOUS! You really outdid yourself. Thank you!

3 months ago
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Join genYP at our November genYPM, hosted by Midland Credit Union! This event will take place November 8 from 5-6pm. It's free to attend, and a great opportunity to get to know other genYP members, build your network, and practice relationship building skills.

Register today! businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/genypm-at-midland-credit-union-11199?calendarMont...
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Join genYP at our November genYPM, hosted by Midland Credit Union! This event will take place November 8 from 5-6pm. Its free to attend, and a great opportunity to get to know other genYP members, build your network, and practice relationship building skills.

Register today! https://businesses.uniquelyurbandale.com/events/details/genypm-at-midland-credit-union-11199?calendarMonth=2021-11-01

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Registered & looking forward to it! ๐Ÿ˜

This is going to be so fun!! Thomas Mineart- Agent, Exit Realty are you going??

3 months ago
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Our UCAN clothing drive is still open!! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Donate now through October 29th.

Here's how it works โคต๏ธ:
1) Visit the UCAN website to register for a specific kiddo's needs.
www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f48a8ac29a75-winter2
2) Purchase the specific items (boots and snow pants!) you signed up for sometime in the month of October.
3) Drop the items off at the Urbandale Chamber (2830 100th St #110, Urbandale, IA 50322) before October 29th. Make sure to label the items with your name, the family ID, and the child's name.
4) Enjoy the warm and fuzzy feelings of having made a difference in the life of a kiddo!Have you checked the forecast lately? Cooler temps are on the way! And with cooler temps comes increased needs for less fortunate community members. genYP is teaming up with UCAN for the month of October to warm the kiddos in our community and we need YOUR help!

Here's how it works โคต๏ธ:

1) Visit the UCAN website to register for a specific kiddo's needs.
www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f48a8ac29a75-winter2

2) Purchase the specific items (boots and snow pants!) you signed up for sometime in the month of October.

3) Drop the items off at the Urbandale Chamber (2830 100th St #110, Urbandale, IA 50322) before October 29th. Make sure to label the items with your name, the family ID, and the child's name.

4) Enjoy the warm and fuzzy feelings of having made a difference in the life of a kiddo!

Civic engagement is an important pillar of genYP and we are proud to partner with UCAN this year to make an impact in local lives. Let's show UCAN how awesome genYP members are - sign up today! ๐Ÿ’™
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Our UCAN clothing drive is still open!! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 

Donate now through October 29th.

Heres how it works โคต๏ธ:
1) Visit the UCAN website to register for a specific kiddos needs.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f48a8ac29a75-winter2
2) Purchase the specific items (boots and snow pants!) you signed up for sometime in the month of October.
3) Drop the items off at the Urbandale Chamber (2830 100th St #110, Urbandale, IA 50322) before October 29th. Make sure to label the items with your name, the family ID, and the childs name.
4) Enjoy the warm and fuzzy feelings of having made a difference in the life of a kiddo!

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Thanks for all your help!!

3 months ago
genYP

We had a beautiful fall night for our genYPM yesterday! Thank you to Walnut Lake Apartments for hosting and Shade Tree Auto for sponsoring. Hope to see you all at our November genYP on Monday, November 8th from 5-6 PM! Please note the date and time change for this event. Have a great weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

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