The Thanks Giver Program promotes honor, civility and respect to all members of the community through the kindness of home baked treats and a personal thank you.
Are you a member of the Table Team? Contact Patricia at email@example.com to schedule your Table Team Program.
How our Table Team is growing. Real life Table Team members in action:
Representing every county in the state of Iowa, these young women are representative of the best Iowa has to offer: young people with
Integrity, Honor, Trust & Love.
Welcome to the Table Team, Ladies.
I introduce to you the newest members of the Table Team. Sponsored by Midwest Dairy, these young leaders represent the future of dairy. Indeed, they are officially the Diplomats of Dairy and now official Table Team members. Their mission is to always build a longer table (and make sure a dairy product is on the table). P & T.
A very special welcome to: 2017 Dairy Princesses.
I used the $100 to buy 200 pounds of rice for a new refugee family from Burma with nine children. I originally thought I would just give the money to one person in need but saw a great need. Instead of making one person happy, I decided to make the entire family happy by feeding everyone. This family was very happy to see us doing this for them. I told them that it was not from me and that I was just a messenger. It was from a “Secret Santa”. The family told me to tell the Secret Santa, “Thank you for the wonderful gift that will last them for a few months down the road and may God bless the Secret Santa.”
I just want Dr. Tice to know that this family came to United States with nothing, just like when I came to United States back in 1978. There are more in need in the Des Moines area and I wish I could help them all. Unfortunately, financial resources are very limiting. It was my opinion, the family where I saw the biggest need, should come first. I also gave $50.00 out of my own pocket to an elderly veteran to buy himself a nice dinner or gift.
Please tell Dr. Tice that I wish that we have more people like her who are willing to help others without a question of the people status. May God bless her and family for the year of 2017 with prosperity and joy.
I was getting my haircut with Ray Ray, 2701 E Grand. The barber was telling me she doesn’t have enough money to give the grandkids gifts for Christmas. She was showing me crafts she was making in the form of hanging paper ornaments. She wanted all of her grandkids to at least open something for Christmas.
I gave her the Secret Santa gift and she started to cry. She gave me a big hug and asked where the $100 came from. I told her, it came from Santa. She thanks me, several times.
“The employees of Saint Vincent DePaul adopted three families this Christmas season. Through my work with them I was made aware that one of the families was still in need. This particular family consist of a grandmother in her 50’s that moved to Iowa from northern Minnesota to take over parental rights of her 8yr old granddaughter, due to the mother having a drug addiction. This woman left everything she had and ended up moving from Des Moines to Sheridan because she found a job there. They live in an efficiency apartment and make just enough to get by. I spoke to the store manager Jessica Blair Daab and told her I wanted to help. We were able to obtained money orders with your $100 along with a little more from another funding source to pay her rent and utilities for the month of December!
Thank you so much for your generosity.”
Sgt. R. Doty
Des Moines Police Department
Table Team Member
“Nationwide adopted a family of a Military Veteran and they purchase some gifts for the family. My wife and I inquired deeper and found that they had a son that was sleeping on the floor. We gave up our spare room bedroom set so this child had a place to sleep. I also took this opportunity to use the Secret Santa money for them. When the bed was delivered, the Nationwide employee took the time to explain the Secret Santa money and that it was given by a generous person to several DMPD officers to make a families Christmas a little brighter. The Veteran stopped and began to cry, then blurted out ‘God Bless the Des Moines Police Department’ she hugged the Nationwide representative. The money allowed her family to have a nice meal, something that is not always a guarantee.”
SPO S. Baker
Table Team Member,
Des Moines Police Department
Through the Thanks Giver Program, we are happy to introduce our new Table Team members:
The Des Moines Police Department