Des Moines Legacy Foundation buys sculpture & freezers for ‘Meals on Wheels’

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation is a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area, and here’s the latest from them:

Tree of Life

Tree of Life!
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation is excited to announce we have purchased The Tree of Life, a beautiful piece of art that resides outside of the Des Moines Activity Center off of 216th Street in Des Moines.

The piece of art was created by local artist Kris Vermeer.

We purchased The Tree of Life for its beauty, location and specifically because of the title and what the Des Moines Legacy Foundation helps provide at the activity center for senior adults. It fits perfectly with part of our mission which is to “Improve, and create community and park and recreation services.”

Kris has stated “It’s an honor to have the Tree of Life be part of Des Moines!” and we couldn’t agree more!


Meals on Wheels Freezers!
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation plays a large role in our cities Meals on Wheels for Seniors Program. This program is housed and run out of the Des Moines Activity Center. We purchased a large freezer back in 2012 and donated it to the program. The Meals on Wheels Program has grown with more need for meals and we have just purchased and donated ANOTHER freezer to accommodate the growing demand! We are proud to help such a worthy program provide nutritious meals to seniors in need!


Coloring Books & Mosaics Class!
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation supports many Senior Activities by purchasing and donating classes, training, materials and supplies for Seniors at the Des Moines Activity Center. Our latest activities include a 6 week Mosaics Class at the Des Moines Activity Center where seniors will be taught skills and techniques and then actually create their own small mosaics! Another activity adventure includes Adult Coloring Books and scheduled Coloring Book Time at the Activity Center so Seniors can ease stress, unplug, relax or mingle with friends! All of these activities are offered to our Seniors at little or no cost to those participating!

For more information about the Des Moines Legacy Foundation please visit or their facebook page at

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