It was another great year of fun during the 2019 YESS Human Foosball League Tournament presented by Space Simply - Cy Phillips . Food, drinks, foosball, game changers, oh my!

Team YESS would like to thank the teams and sponsors who made this year a smashing success. Because of you, we were able to raise nearly $30,000 to protect children and empower families in our community. Eighteen teams competed for the 2019 HFL Tournament Championship trophy, with Celtic Pub Team taking home the title.

Special thanks to our sponsors and Game Day partners, including Jamie, Brandon and the team from Baker Group, Patrick Porto with Receptive Sound, and Luke, Dustin, Brandon, and the team from PDM.

We couldn't do this important work without you.
Upcoming Events

YESS is partnering with Granite City Brewing in Clive next Thursday, October 24 for a night of fine dining and fundraising. From 4:00-9:00pm, 20% of their proceeds will benefit YESS and its services in the community.

Back by popular demand is the 5th Annual Drink Mules event at the Copper Cup. Join us Tuesday, December 10, 5:00-7:00pm as guest bartenders and agency volunteers Stephanie Filer and Jessica Durand mix drinks, generously donating their tips to buy gifts for the youth who will wake up at YESS on Christmas morning. Copper Cup's Owner, Eric, is generously donating a portion of the sales that night as well. To date, over $10,000 has been raised to support YESS and the kids we protect. You won't want to miss this holiday event!

  • Last month, employees from Kemin Industries shared a wood pallet craft activity in preparation for their annual YESS Charity Auction. The volunteers brought many ideas to help inspire the kids and tons of materials and supplies to decorate the pallets. The youth loved the opportunity to personalize the pallets and let their creativity run wild! Each December, Kemin holds an auction benefiting YESS, and this year will be the 20th anniversary of the event. The pallets the youth created will be available as part of the silent auction.

  • In September, Absolute Group held a sporting clay charity event, raising more than $11,000 to support YESS' mission. Thank you to all who participated in this fun and unique event!

  • Mid-American Energy Company volunteers stopped by to teach our youth how to make circuit cards, talked to the kids about career possibilities within the energy sector, and got festive by serving caramel apples. YESS is so grateful to our community partners who show up for our youth and help our kids see their potential.
Help Spread Holiday Cheer

YESS is grateful for the support of the community throughout the year and especially during the holiday season. A time that is often filled with joy, laughter, and new memories can also be a time of uncertainty, stress, and sadness for some of our clients. But with the help of the community, we can provide a little bit of cheer to the children and families served by YESS this holiday season. 

YESS' Adopt-a-Family program matches community members with a family from the agency's Hope Hall Counseling or Integrated Care Connections programs. Contact Bridget Porto for more information.
In-Kind Needs at YESS

Looking for a way to help the children at YESS this fall? We are currently in need of the following in-kind donations . Please email Jana Daisy to coordinate an in-kind donation drive or drop-off.

  • AM/FM radios (alarm clock radios work well as they are inexpensive and serve a dual purpose)
  • Baby wipes
  • New underwear for teens (adult sizes S-XXL), both men’s and women’s
  • New athletic socks for teens (adult sizes), both men’s and women’s 

Team YESS is Hiring

When you join YESS, you aren't just taking a job, you're becoming part of a team. A team that is committed to making the community a better place by protecting children and empowering families.

Do you or someone you know want to make a difference in the community and help kids build brighter futures? We have many opportunities to join Team YESS!
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