For Your Safety & Ours…

During the COVID-19 social-distancing time, for your safety and ours, we encourage you to call with questions or needs rather than visiting the office if at all possible. Many of our services can be provided via phone conversation. Thank you!


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.?

Round Up for CRISP!

Don’t forget to ROUND UP for CRISP from November 22-December 22 at Hy-Vee!
That little extra really adds up AND all proceeds benefit Madison County families in need!

Fareway’s Round Up event for CRISP, held during the week of November 22nd, netted almost $900!  Dan Novak, Fareway manager, presented the check to Amy Nolan, CRISP Program Manager, on Wednesday, December 1. CRISP thanks Fareway for their work in promoting the event and the many Fareway patrons who contributed. Those small round up amounts really do add up! The money will be used to help Madison County families in need. 

Nuts & Candy Fundraiser 2021

CRISP needs your help! We have remaining inventory from our fall nuts & candy fundraiser that we need to sell. PROCEEDS HELP MADISON COUNTY FAMILIES IN NEED. These are great for the holidays and perfect for holiday baking! The attached list shows pricing and current inventory. Note, we are out of some items. Let me know if you are interested in something and I can confirm availability. Local pickup only. Thanks for your consideration!

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.

Support C.R.I.S.P. Through Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations. For CRISP, the organization to look for and use is Community Resources in Service to People Inc, in Winterset. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The prices and shopping experience are the same as shopping on Amazon.

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