Ron Pearson Center, West Des Moiines

The Art of Compassion Celebration

Building Communities

Compassion is at the core of the more than 30 care and support programs offered by EveryStep. The Art of Compassion annual fundraising initiative brings to the forefront the empathy and financial support needed for effective community-based care of Iowa’s individuals and families. EveryStep brings the community together to celebrate and support programs that positively impact people at life’s most vulnerable times through the creation of a public art event.

In its third year, the Art of Compassion explores the concept that "it takes a village" to create a community through thought and action. Using the theme Building Communities, EveryStep Foundation is partnering with local builders to design and construct clubhouses that will be displayed in Des Moines this fall.

By crafting clubhouses representing entities that support learning, safety, food security, healthcare and the comfort of home, EveryStep will demonstrate that we can build stronger communities through cooperation.

The campaign will culminate with The Art of Compassion Celebration on Thursday, October 10 at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines. A program, dinner, and silent and live auctions will be included in the evening's festivities, with all proceeds supporting the important work of EveryStep.

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