Winter Clothing Drive
Sep 15 – Oct 22 all-day

Help a child in need by purchasing an item to keep them warm this winter!

UCAN’s Monster Mash Bash Haunted Casino
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join all of Urbandale’s ghosts and goblins for a fun evening of spooks and surprises in our Haunted Casino! Enjoy fun casino games & chances to win great prizes! Costumes are not required, but those who do dress in costume will have a chance to win cash prizes!

Purchase your tickets before Oct 1 for $30 admission pricing; after Oct.1 admission is $40. Admission includes a great appetizer buffet, complementary non-alcoholic beverages, wine and beer and a pot of chips to start your gambling off. Proceeds benefit UCAN’s Holiday Helping Hands – programs for Urbandale residents in need during the Christmas season.

This year more than 1,000 children, adults and isolated senior citizens will be served through UCAN’s Holiday Programs.

5:30 to 6:30 pm Scary Happy Hour & silent auction
6:30 to 8:30 pm Haunted Casino & Boo-tiful Appetizer buffet
8:30pm Costume contest, Heads or Tails game & much more!

UCAN Annual Fall Clean-Up
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Urbandale Community Action Network (UCAN) is seeking volunteers for the annual Urbandale Fall Clean-Up.
We will be helping seniors and disabled residents clean their yards raked and ready for winter!

Volunteers help by cleaning out flower beds, raking yards, trimming bushes and other general yard work.

Volunteers should meet at the Lion’s Park shelter house at 72nd & Prairie in Urbandale at 8am for a great breakfast from our friends at the Urbandale Lions Club! Please bring work gloves, rakes and trimmers!

Both groups and individuals of all ages are encouraged to volunteer. Questions? Contact the UCAN office at 515 278-3936 or email

Holiday Helping Hands Program Sign-Up
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Urbandale families in need can sign up for one of our holiday programs at Lions Park Shelter. Please bring proof of residency (rent receipt, utility bill), proof of eligibility (SNAP verification, free & reduced lunch or medical), identification for ALL members of your family (SS Cards, school id, school free and reduced lunch form, medical cards).

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