November is here and that means SHARE Iowa will be promoting Giving Tuesday on November 28. During this special day, community members support local nonprofits with in-kind and monetary donations. This year, MICAH House ( is offering a unique option for businesses and community members to support clients during the holidays.

During the hustle and bustle of the holidays at MICAH House, often there are not as many holiday gifts available for teens and parents. This year, MICAH House would like to collect gift cards to hang on a “Giving Tree” to disperse to these clients during Christmas.

MICAH House greatly appreciates business and group support during the holidays. Host a gift card drive during November and stop by November 28, Giving Tuesday, to drop off your collection. Perhaps the drive could be a competition, or participants must achieve a fun and silly task. The sky’s the limit with engaging your team in collecting gift cards for clients experiencing homelessness this Christmas. All in good fun, for the good cause of helping moms, dads and teens have a great holiday.

Needed gift cards include Walmart, Amazon and fast food. Please email Maren Larsen, Philanthropy Director, at with any questions.

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