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#ForAnkeny A Powerful Time for Keystone Church to Impact Ankeny IA

Last weekend, Keystone Church of Ankeny launched our largest community action campaign since our launch in April 2017.

The church had a goal to impact the community through collecting donations of non-perishable food items and $10,000 in cash to help local social agencies and schools. Members were also challenged to bring clothing and needed items on October 29.

Pastor Brent Minter shared the vision ahead of the #ForAnkeny campaign.

This campaign involved all ages, including children and even our college students (link to salt company?).

Many of our members got excited and even leveraged their businesses to make an impact and expand the pool of donations.

What Happened with #ForAnkeny

Thank you Keystone folks for responding. God was faithful and you were gracious and generous with your time and resources.

Here is a summary of the campaign:

  • 231 coats.
    Countless hats, gloves, and scarves.
    More food than we could hope to count.
    Boxes and boxes of personal care items (a real felt need is feminine hygiene products, which we were able to provide many boxes of).
  • And a grand total of $17,300.55 that will be given to schools around Ankeny, starting with our Elementary schools. This way exceeded our goal! Thank you!

Night of Worship

The collection of items was capped off by a powerful night of worship as we celebrated all God had done. This was a moving time as we celebrated all the impact we were going to make on Ankeny. We even got to see Brent Minter break out his guitar again to join in leading worship. Overall, we had more than 300 in attendance that night, as we celebrated together, prayed for our community, and took communion.

Distribution Of Donations

On Monday, Keystone provided a lunch for local social workers and social agencies. We were blessed to host 7 social workers from the Ankeny School District, working at the many schools in our community. These social workers were able to share their needs, including some of the common challenges they face with students and families. We celebrate their effort and hard work on the frontline in Ankeny. In addition to lunch, we provided an opportunity to browse and gather supplies for their specific areas. We packed their cars full, and we still have leftovers we’ll be distributing for quite some time to come.

Pics From #ForAnkeny

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