New Name - Same Mission
At the Gala of Gratitude, CFUM’s new name was unveiled: Children and Family Urban Movement! It is a name we think reflects well that vision and hard work, faithfulness and innovation, people and resources at the heart of CFUM. The work of CFUM is truly a movement for change, driven by the ideals of the worth and potential of each and of all, the abundance intended for each and for all, the draw of justice within and beyond us, the power in community. The call went out on the day of the celebration, and in all the days that have followed, even on this day, to join the movement!
The name change for CFUM is not change for the sake of change. It is change in line with the legacy CFUM received from its founding organization—the congregation of Trinity United Methodist Church; in line with the practice of the last 20 years; in line with the best practices of effective organizations. It is change propelled by paying attention, being watchful, listening—and responding.
The mission of CFUM is to create a community to support the potential of children, youth, and families through educational success, healthy living, and community engagement.
How You Can Help
We have a list of urgent immediate needs which we update frequently and please see our wishlist and consider making a special donation. Check back often to see how you can help us find particular items or offer some special volunteer time.
Every citizen’s commitment to love and serve neighbors, to stand for peace in our community and in the world, and to live ones faith in everyday life furthers our mission and hastens the day when no child will go hungry and no family will struggle to simply live.
An Invitation to Donate to Workplace Giving
Many workplace campaigns take place in the fall. The campaigns that benefit CFUM are the United Way of Central Iowa campaign for the employees of many, many businesses (United Way Des Moines), the Combined Federal Campaign for employees of the federal government (Northern Lights Combined Federal Campaign – CFUM is charity #64343), and the One Gift Campaign for employees of the state (CFUM is agency 7672).
As you plan your workplace giving through the year, please remember the benefit such giving can be to the community.
If you have questions about the benefit of workplace giving to CFUM, please contact Linda Danielson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515.282.3242.