Join us Saturday, May 5 at the Wild About the Child Shindig!

When is the Shindig?

In just two short weeks, on Saturday May 5 at 6pm at the gorgeous Stine Barn in West Des Moines, we will be hosting our annual “Wild About the Child Shindig” fundraiser with a Cinco De Mayo theme. And, it’s not too late to come! Tickets are still on sale, to secure yours today please click here

What’s Happening at the Shindig?

This year’s event is an evening you won’t want to miss with over ten premier local food vendors such as: Tursi’s Latin King, The Machine Shed, Jethro’s, Great Caterer’s of Iowa, Barrata’s, Parinda Cupcakes and much more.  We will also have program speaking, silent and live auctions, live music and dancing.

We have so many exciting auction items this year! A few live auction highlights: exclusive golf group trip to Whistling Straights in Wisconsin including private plane transportation, a luxurious Costa Rican resort vacation getaway for ten, a hand-made cross-stitch art piece of companions on horse back that took over 800 hours to complete, a firework display package, a membership to Glen Oaks Country Club, HAMILTON ticket packages and MORE!

Our silent auction is also full of almost 60 exciting items and includes golf packages, premier concert tickets, Ted Lare Garden Center landscaping tree packages, Pella windows, numerous gift certificates, experience packages and MORE!

Special Note

Please note, the silent auction process is different this year: all silent auctioning will be done via your mobile phone and will open up a week prior to the event as well as taking place night of the event.

Can’t make the Shindig? You can still bid on the silent auction items on your phone the week leading up to the event! All you need to do is go here and click “Sign In” in the upper right to create an account.

Or, if you are attending the event- click on the text or email you received upon ticket purchase to set up your bidding.  You will also need to check-in at the event to make sure you are all set up.  This new process will be so much easier and user friendly as you can set max bids so your phone bids for you while you are visiting, eating and having fun!

Why do we have the Shindig?

100% of the proceeds raised from the Shindig event go towards sponsoring children to attend Wildwood Hills Ranch where they can experience hope, healing, education and the unconditional love of God. The Ranch serves 1,000 children annually and during our summer programming we serve up to 150 students per week. As you can imagine, with our programming being 100%  scholarship supported for the children who attend, we have high monetary budget demands for our upcoming summer programming.

By joining us on May 5, you are supporting children right here in Des Moines metro and the state of Iowa and directly helping break cycles, build leaders and transform communities.

THANK YOU for your ongoing support of the Ranch and for considering joining us to help make a difference and transform lives on May 5 at the Stine Barn in West Des Moines.

Buy tickets today by clicking here.

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