the Spirit of LSI
Beloit Christmas Party - Hosted by Wilson Toyota of Ames
Thank you for your support!
There is no greater gift for us than seeing the people we serve have a happy holiday season. Thanks to your generosity, you made sure thousands of your Iowa neighbors had a merry Christmas season and the beginning of a blessed New Year. We saw pure joy on the faces of children in our Beloit Residential Treatment Center. In December, they were invited to celebrate and open presents at the Wilson Toyota Scion annual Christmas party. Children at our Beloit and Bremwood campuses have pasts filled with trauma, abuse, and neglect no child should ever experience. But thanks to our generous friends, community groups, and area church congregations, they had the simple pleasure of unwrapping a Christmas present surrounded by friends and LSI staff members. We saw tears come to the eyes of a young mom when she learned her family would have presents under their Christmas tree. With seven children at home, she was afraid she wouldn’t have enough money to buy gifts this year. But community members and church friends donated dozens of presents to our offices, ensuring they had a home full of smiles and laughter on Christmas morning. We are constantly inspired by your spirit of giving and compassionate service. From our LSI family to yours, thank you for your support in 2016. You brought the joy and light of Christmas to people in need, and we are so grateful!
New! Circle of Compassion
Giving made simple! For less than a dollar a day, you can help Iowa’s children and families in need. With a monthly gift of at least $10, you can join LSI’s Circle of Compassion and create hope, healing, and wholeness in your community. With the Circle of Compassion, your automatic monthly donation to LSI’s Compassion in Action fund will provide support to young mothers, empower people with disabilities to achieve greater independence, help provide safe homes for children, and fund many other vital services. Monthly donations are easy to set up online at lsiowa.org/donate. You can also call our toll-free number at 866-584-5293. Gifts can be made from a checking account or charged to a credit card. In addition to being a simple, effortless way to give, monthly donations provide sustained, reliable funding to support our services, reduce administrative costs, and allow us to be more effective stewards of our donors’ generosity. Monthly giving also puts your gift to work more quickly to uplift the families LSI serves!
Being there for Beth
Beth describes her life six months ago as “overwhelming” and “frightening.”
Her grandchildren, Aidan, 12, and Annabella, 8, required multiple mental health services. When Beth was juggling communication with five healthcare organizations at once, the stress became too much to handle. “I was having to tell one person this, and I was afraid I would forget to tell another person that,” Beth says. “I’ve had to learn a lot on my own.” Desperate, she turned to LSI’s Pediatric Integrated Health services for support. Aidan and Annabella now use several LSI services, and their Pediatric Integrated Health (PIH) team is there to keep everyone on the same page. “They work with my therapist, my caseworker, my psychiatrist,” Beth says. “They’re good about regularly checking in with me to see how everything is going. But they’re also checking each of the services to make sure everything is okay. That’s been extremely helpful for me. LSI is making a difference.”