More Than Music

RiseFest is a great time to bring the family together and enjoy music, food, and other great activities. But it doesn’t have to stop there.

RiseFest is more than music, it’s a mission.

Soles4Souls and Village Northwest Unlimited

Do you want to help others? RiseFest is partnering with Village Northwest Unlimited and Soles4Souls to provide jobs for people with disabilities and give footwear to those in need across the world.

Bring your old SHOES, SANDALS, BOOTS in pairs or singles to RiseFest, June 16 and 17 and chuck them in the Demco wagon.

We can be the Hands and Feet of Jesus. We can make a difference. See you at RiseFest!

Village Northwest Unlimited is located in Sheldon, Iowa. Currently, 180 individuals with disabilities receive a wide array of services and training from the Village. These 180 individuals have varying types and degrees of disabilities including intellectual disabilities, brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, epilepsy, and others. VNU currently serves individuals who range in age from 17 years to 80 years of age, who come from over 30 different counties in Iowa and from six other states. The mission of VNU is “To provide Purpose, Privacy and Dignity for all People.”

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Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities.

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Summer Lunch Program

Help provide meals for children in need right here in Sheldon. The Summer Lunch Program is a service run by the United Methodist Church in Sheldon. It provides a noon meal 5 days a week through the summer for area youth. Get involved by donating food, funds, or volunteering to prepare and serve meals.