Community Resources in Service to People, C.R.I.S.P., welcomes you to join us in our goal of helping families by supporting the five Strengthening Families Concepts. C.R.I.S.P. is here for KIDS and Families with KIDS. Find more details about us at Why C.R.I.S.P.?


School Supplies 4 Kids

At CRISP we’ve already started looking ahead to next school year. Going to school with a backpack and school supplies specific to your child’s school district and grade level helps them be prepared and ready to learn! With your continued support, CRISP’s School Supplies 4 Kids Program will work to fill this need by assisting families with children returning to school in the fall.  

We are asking for your help to provide more than 200 Madison County children with a backpack and supplies for the 2023-2024 school year. Backpacks, on average, cost $50 per child.  

In order to stretch your dollars (and ours) we are asking for monetary donations again this year. This allows us to buy in bulk and also provides more consistency in the backpacks.  

Volunteers are always appreciated. Volunteer students can earn Silver Cord hours.  

If anyone is interested please contact our office, 515-462-9400 or send us an email.

Donation Checks can be mailed to CRISP with SS4K in the Memo. We also accept PayPal and Venmo through our website. Please indicate if your donation is specific to the SS4K program.

In Kind Donations of the following items are also accepted:  

  • Backpacks – New or gently used (clean)
  • Crayola Brand Crayons 24 count
  • Crayola Brand Colored Pencils 12 count
  • Crayola Brand Colored Pencils 24 count
  • Expo Brand Dry Erase Markers
  • New – Earbuds or Headphones

THANK YOU for helping Madison County KIDS SUCCEED!


Thank you to all the amazing Fareway staff and Shoppers!

Fareway did a “round up” for CRISP and this was the donation that came out of that!


Are you struggling to provide clothing for your children? 
Bring Love has a great assortment of gently used clothing in all sizes. They would be a great resource for those back to school wardrobe needs. The clothing is provided at no cost to you. Contact Liz at 515-554-1363 (best to text) to schedule an appointment.  

Mentor Iowa is looking for mentors to be paired up with youth who are being referred in the Madison County area.  The mission of Mentor Iowa is to provide assistance to abused, neglected, and delinquent children who are under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court Services.  We do this by working in partnership with the children, their families and the community.  Trained volunteer mentors meet 6 hours a month with the child with whom they are matched and introduce positive new activities, new places, new ways of interacting and new study skills.  In addition, Mentor Iowa plans regular group activities where mentors and children can interact in fun, age-appropriate settings. 

If interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Marty Lester, Executive Director for Mentor Iowa at 515-277-9797 or marty@mentoriowa.org



Wondering how you can help? CRISP Welcomes Your Donations!

CRISP is now accepting monetary donations for the Paw Pantry. Donations may be sent to CRISP at 210 W. Green St., with Paw Pantry noted in the memo line. Paw Pantry has been able to purchase food at cost from a local grocery store and use the purchases to put together food boxes for curbside pickup for families in need.

CRISP is also accepting donations for utilities and rent assistance for its clients. These will be needed once the moratoriums on these have been lifted.

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