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The Iowa City Free Medical Clinic is a non-profit organization that believe that access to public healthcare is a basic necessity and strive to provide healthcare for people who would otherwise not have access. They opened in 1971 and they offer general medical care, chronic medical care, dental services, eye care services, and prescription medication. While they do not accept walk-ins, you do not need to present any form of identification or tax records and it is completely free!

Receiving Help

During their business hours, the clinic is open and they have staff available to schedule appointments and answer questions, but they don't necessarily have doctors available. The daytime clinic hours depend on when the volunteers are available.

Monday-Thursday: 9-4, Friday 9-12

2440 Towncrest Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52240

Business Line- (319) 337-4459

Appointment Line- (319) 337-7909

Donating and Getting Involved

The clinic depends on private donations and will accept any amount you can provide. Also, they depend on volunteers . They have over 200 active volunteers at this time but they are always looking for more help. Check out the link to the website in the title for more information.


During the last fiscal year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014) the clinic provided medical and dental services to 1,908 people. Most of their clients are working adults who are not offered healthcare through their job. The number of appointments have steadily increased since they opened and the staff can't always keep up with demand. Sometimes they do have to turn away some clients when there are not enough appointments to accommodate everyone in need.

The clinic is funded through multiple sources but their biggest contributors are United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties but they also rely heavily on donations from private contributors.

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Their mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with mentors that will have an impact on the youth. their community program partners include The Iowa City Community School District, The Dream Center, and United Action for Youth. They make sure that the mentoring has a positive impact on the child and they hope to offer life-changing mentoring opportunities for the youth of Johnson County.

Enrolling A Child

If you think your child needs an adult role model in their life then the first step would be to schedule a meeting with one of the BBBS professional staff members because they want to get to know your child so they can set them up with the right mentor for them. If your child is at least 6 years old, is interested in having a mentor, lives in Johnson County or West Branch and you will be there for at least another year, then call 319-337-2145 to apply.

Donating and Getting Involved

They have quite a few different programs that you could volunteer for such as:

Community-Based Mentoring

Meet regularly with a child for fun activities. They use your interests and personalities to ensure a good match.

Sports Buddies

Enjoy a special focus on sports-related activities, events, and discounts

Brothers Achieving Manhood

Meet weekly for dinner and discussion with a group of young men, each of whom is paired with a one-to-one mentor

School-Based Mentoring

Meet over the lunch hour with an elementary student for fun and friendship

Sister Circle

Join their group of women who support high school girls as they work toward academic, behavioral, and social success

Academic Mentoring Program

Volunteer with a junior high or high school student once a week during the school day, providing academic support and friendship


Collaborate on learning and hands-on activities in a fun group of North Central Junior High students and their one-to-one mentor

If you do not have the time to volunteer, you could always donate any amount that you wish.


In 2014 Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Saw a 43% increase in the length of their site-based mentoring relationships
  • Expanded their site-based mentoring options so that the youth who most need their programs could easily access them

  • Launched new partnerships with United Action for Youth and 4-H in order to strengthen mentoring opportunities in west Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty and maintained existing partnerships with The Dream Center, 4-H, and the Iowa City Community School District

  • Welcomed 149 new youth into their programs, and continued to served more than 300 youth for a second year or more

  • Offered 45 group learning opportunities and social events for their youth and mentors such as science nights, community-service activities, and outdoor recreation
  • Held the most successful Bowl For Kids’ Sake to date, raising $167,000 through the generosity of individual and corporate donors

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The Best Friends Animal Society works to save dogs and cats and ed the killing that is occurring in animal shelters across the nation. Best Friends is helping pets in need around the country with various community programs:
  • In Los Angelos, Best Friends is leading No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA), a citywide initiative, with the goal of making the country's second largest and most diverse city into a no-kill community
  • In Utah, a statewide coalition headed by Best Friends has the entire state on the threshold of no-kill
  • In Jacksonville, San Antonio, and Albuquerque, they sponsor programs with city government and local organizations to reduce the number of animals entering shelters and ultimately achieve no-kill communities
  • Through their No More Homeless Pets Network Partner program with local shelters, they extend funding, resources, legislative support and know-how to every corner of the United States.

Adopting A Pet

They offer a wide range of animals such as dogs, cats, goats, sheep, horses, parakeets, rabbits, and many more. They will meet with you about the animal that you feel would best suit you and your lifestyle and then they will help you find the ideal pet for you and inform you of any special needs the animal has.

Donating and Getting Involved

If you would like to volunteer you can volunteer at the Sanctuary by walking an enthusiastic dog, cleaning a rabbit run, or just sit and talk to a shy cat. If you can't make it to the Sanctuary you still can help by assisting with one of Best Friends' local programs in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, or New York City or sign up to help at one of their nationwide events, such as Strut Your Mutt or Pup My Ride.

If you are still unable to volunteer yet would like to help, you may donate on their website. There is a link in the title.


At the beginning of 2013, the Best Friends Animal Society had a total of 1,102 animals and at the end of the year they had taken in a total of 964. The total amount of adoptions was 884 and at the end of the year, they had a total of 1,026 animals still in the shelter.
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The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support and safeguarding our heritage. They were chartered by Congress in 1967 and now it directly supports America’s over 400 national parks.

Exploring Your Parks

There are over 400 national parks and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, raises private funds that directly aid and support America’s national parks and their programs. Discover each one of America’s national parks from fellow park supporters and the visitors that have been there.

Getting Involved

You can support the parks through donating or through workplace giving. You can even sign up for the eNewsletter and receive the latest information about the national parks including travel tips, interviews, news, promotions, and learn the best ways you can support the parks.


In 2013, the total amount of assets was $104,040,609 and the total amount for liabilities was $20,672,211. Also, the total amount of revenue was $23,678,708 and the total amount for expenses was $24,663,640.