We Heart Ames

Friday & Saturday, Sep. 15 & 16 | Various times | All over Ames

Join Cornerstone and other churches in the Ames community as we love our city through  “no-strings-attached” service projects and give-aways all day long. To end the event, all participants are invited to a BBQ at Inis Grove Park on Saturday from 6-7p.

This year, prayer walks have been added on Friday night, September 15, for each of the Ames school neighborhoods! Look over the 37 events happening throughout the weekend and decide which one(s) you would like to do. Then invite a friend to join you! Each person must register separately.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
For more information, visit www.weheartames.org

Prayer Walks (Friday Night)

Northwood Preschool Center (6:00-7:00p) Meet at the school for a guided prayer time
Edwards Elementary (6:00-7:00p) Meet at the school for a guided prayer time
Fellows Elementary (6:00-7:00p) Meet at the school for a guided prayer time
Meeker Elementary (6:00-7:00p) Meet at the school for a guided prayer time
Mitchell Elementary (6:00-7:00p) Meet at the school for a guided prayer time
Sawyer Elementary (6:00-7:00p) Meet at the school for a guided prayer time
Ames Christian School (6:00-7:00p) Meet at the school for a guided prayer time
Ames Middle School (6:00-7:00p) Meet at the school for a guided prayer time
Ames High School (6:00-7:00p) Meet at the school for a guided prayer time

Projects Geared Toward At-Risk Families (Saturday)

Boys & Girls Club (10:00a-Noon) Spruce up the club for the new school year
YSS Housing Projects
 (Noon-2:00p) Wash windows and weed/mulch at two shelter locations
Overflow Thrift Store #1 (10:00a-Noon) Organize, tag and place inventory
Overflow Thrift Store #2 (2:00-4:00p) Organize, tag and place inventory

General Service Projects (Saturday)

Ames City Park #1 (8:00-10:00a) Perform manual labor at one of our city parks.
Ames City Park #2 (9:00-11:a) Perform manual labor at one of our city parks.
Public School Trash Pickup #1 (9:00-11:00a) Clean and beautify two of the schools in Ames
Public School Trash Pickup #2 (9:00-11:00a) Clean and beautify two of the schools in Ames
Friendship Ark Homes #1 (9:00-11:00a) Deep clean kitchen and floors at Friendship Ark homes
Friendship Ark Homes #2 (9:00-11:00a) Deep clean kitchen and windows at Friendship Ark homes
Friendship Ark Homes #3 (9:30-11:30a) Deep clean windows, vehicles and till a small garden at Friendship Ark homes
Free Dog Wash (9:30-11:30a) Serve our animal lovers in Ames by washing dogs and giving away free treats
Free Car Care (10:30a-12:30p) Wash windows and give away car air fresheners

Fun and Games (Saturday)

CFR 5K Encouragement Team (8:00a-10:30a) Encourage participants of the Community & Family Resources run/walk at Ada Hayden
Encouraging Art in the Park #1
 (10:00am-Noon) Blanket Bandshell Park with encouraging sidewalk art and create art to give away to public servants
Encouraging Art in the Park #2 (2:30-4:00p) Blanket Brookside Park with encouraging sidewalk art and create art to give away
Play Games at Beloit (1:00-3:00p) Spend time encouraging, serving snacks, and playing games with kids at the Beloit Residential Treatment center
We Heart Games (2:00-4:00p) Play games with residents at the Riverside Enrichment Community (nursing home)

Free Give Aways (Saturday)

Coffee Giveaway #1 (8:30-10:30a) Give away free coffee at the HyVee Drugtown corner
Coffee Giveaway #2 (8:00-10:00a) Give away free coffee at the Stange/GW Carver corner
High Efficiency Light Bulb Giveaway (9:00-11:00a) Visit mobile homes in Ames to give away HE light bulbs
Hot Dog Outreach (11:30a-1:30p) Grill, package, and give away hot dogs to people at 13th/Grand corner
$1 Car Wash (Noon-2:00p) Wash people’s cars and then give them a dollar
Batteries Giveaway (12:30-2:00p) Visit mobile homes in Ames to give away batteries for smoke detectors
Water Bottle Giveaway #1 (12:30-2:00p) Give away free bottles of water to people at Duff & Lincoln Way
Water Bottle Giveaway #2 (12:30-2:00p) Give away free bottles of water to people at 30th & Grand
Water Bottle Giveaway #3 (1:30-3:00p) Give away free bottles of water to people near ISU’s Friley Hall
Water Bottle Giveaway #4 (1:30-3:00p) Give away free bottles of water to people at Mortensen & S. Dakota
ISU Popsicle Giveaway (2:00-3:30p) Give away popsicles near Parks Library

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!