Give a Damn Des Moines is a fun and casual monthly meetup for people who care about making their community and greater Des Moines a better place.

If you have ever thought "I'm just one person, what can I possibly do?" The answer is a lot!

Come join the conversation with other awesome like-minded people to learn more about issues facing our city and how you can choose to make a meaningful impact.

(Note: all ages welcome! Also there is pop and other non alcoholic beverages available) Bring a friend!

Give a Damn Des Moines is a friendly, open, and inclusive group for anyone who is interested in joining.

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  • New Member
    Brenda Brenda joined
    January 10
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    Jacqui C. Jacqui C. joined
    December 9
  • New Member
    Amy L. Amy L. joined
    November 4
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    Barb Barb joined
    October 27
  • New Member
    Matt Matt joined
    October 10
    "I'm fairly new to the Des Moines area. I enjoyed volunteering and giving back in the past and want to reconnect with that passion."
  • New Member
    Matt P. Matt P. joined
    October 6
  • New Member
    Ryan L. Ryan L. joined
    September 15
    Ryan L.
    "I'm a foster dad who has learned a ton about the social issues facing Des Moines since becoming a foster parent four years ago. The more I learn, the more I realize how complex everything is. So I look for where I can make a difference."
  • New Member
    Tim G. Tim G. joined
    August 31
    Tim G.
    "Iowa native."
  • New Member
    Jessica P. Jessica P. joined
    August 30
    Jessica P.
    "Jessica i am a mother of 5 and love to volunteer"
Founded May 20, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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