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Jim Miles-Polka

Recruitment and retention of direct care workers remains a critical need if the demand for care is to be met. Access to care, quality of care, and Iowa’s economy are dependent, on a daily basis, upon the direct care workforce. Iowa CareGivers continues to work in providing direct care workers education programs, networking, professional growth, information, and advocacy. The feedback we receive from the direct care workers we represent is overwhelmingly positive, supportive, and appreciative of our mission and programs. Additionally, we continue to improve public awareness of the need to recognize the true value of the direct care workers through improved wages, benefits, and training. Virtually all of us have or will have experience with the care and support provided to a family member, a friend, or ourselves by a direct care worker. Your gift to Iowa CareGivers will honor the workers, the work, and the collective impact you make possible.  Together we can continue to improve the lives of those who care for our families, friends, and us. Thank you in advance for joining our Caring Community by making your donation to Iowa CareGivers.

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When you create a planned gift for causes important to you such as the Iowa CareGivers, you make a statement about what you want your legacy to be: Will you enable tomorrow’s direct care workers to earn a living wage? Will you make it possible for greater numbers of people to enter the profession — and remain there? Will growing the supportive environment for caregivers to provide the very best care to those who need it be the vision you help realize?

The Iowa CareGivers can help you to leave a legacy that ensures our direct care workforce is able to do the work they love for those we love.

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified.

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Iowa CareGivers Endowment:

Margaret Swanson, a long-time community activist and philanthropist, started an endowment fund for Iowa CareGivers upon her passing. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of her beloved family lake cottage paved the way for others to help ensure the future of Iowa CareGivers programs and services…initiatives that assist important and successful programs and services for caregivers. Margaret experienced first-hand the importance of those who work in direct care when her daughter Chris was left in a coma following a head-on car collision, an accident which eventually took Chris’ life. Margaret’s unwavering appreciation of those in direct care lives on through the Iowa Caregivers Endowment.

We ask that you consider a commitment that will have long-term and lasting impact on the lives of Iowans of all ages and abilities by donating to the Iowa CareGivers Endowment to endow the vital programs, scholarships, and services stated above.

To learn more about how your contribution helps, visit our program and advocacy pages or contact our office at 515-223-2805 or

Your contribution may be tax deductible as prescribed by law. Donors will be listed in the Iowa CareGivers newsletter and other public announcements unless otherwise instructed. Iowa CareGivers is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit.