Catholic Worker House
The Des Moines Catholic Worker house was founded in 1976. It is a community that offers food, clothing, shelter, and a shower to those in need. Simpson students volunteer regularly throughout the school year by serving food twice a week and by bringing food once a month. Although called the “Catholic Worker house,” you by no means need to be Catholic. Students of all denominations and faith participate.
Breakfast Club and the Haven
These are two separate ministries that both occur at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Breakfast Club is a program that is open from 6:00-8:15 AM year round and feeds on average 80 children a day. At least once a week, Simpson students will be volunteering with this program.
The Haven is an after school program during the school year that provides literacy enrichment and tutoring for children. Simpson students will regularly volunteer from 2:45 until 5:00PM.
Meals from the Heartland’s vision is simple – empowering people to save the starving. Simpson students will volunteer at the annual drive, as well as the mobile drives. Volunteers mix ingredients into bags to be shipped worldwide to combat hunger.
Also, Simpson is in the process of organizing a drive on campus!
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a popular service choice among Simpson students. Several spring break trips volunteer with Habitat for a week in locations such as Florida, Texas, and Mississippi. However, you don’t have to go far to help build homes. Simpson will regularly volunteer in Des Moines and Indianola. No previous experience with construction is needed!