• December 24th - Partnership Place Closed for Christmas
  • December 31st - Partnership Place Closed for New Year's Eve
  • January 1st, 2020 - New Partnership Place Hours Begin
  • March 2nd, 2020 - Johnston Chopped!

Beginning January 1st, 2020, the Partnership Place will have NEW HOURS!
  • Tuesday 9am - 1pm
  • Thursday 9am - 1pm
  • Saturday 9am - 1pm
    • Volunteer shifts on Saturday will be 8:45am - 11:15am and 10:45am -1:15pm

Do you have a talent or time that you would like to donate? Maybe a gift card to your business or even a trip to your summer or winter home? We are looking for donations for our Chopped! silent auction in March and would love your help! If you are interested in donating your time, service, an item or talent, please contact Andrea at

Thank you to all who helped make 441 kids in Johnston have a brighter holiday! We appreciate your monetary donations and for supplying items from each child's wish list! Thank you Johnston!

Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld is at it again with her 5th Annual Run for Food benefiting the Johnston Partnership! The Mayor will run one mile (beginning on New Year’s Eve) for every bag of food, personal items or $10 donated to the Johnston Partnership Food Pantry between December 1 and 30. You can make a monetary donation through the Johnston Partnership at or nonperishable food donations can be dropped off at the Johnston Partnership, City Hall or the Johnston Public Library. Her goal is 650 miles this year so let's help her get there!
Purchase a $2.50 My Heart HyVee Reusable Bag during the month of December and $1 will be donated to the Johnston Partnership!

 The JHS National Honor Society served up pancakes on December 7th to welcome Santa to town. During that time, they collected over 30 toys and more than $1300 in donations that went straight to our Johnston Gives program to help those in our community have a brighter holiday season. Thank you!


JUMP student, Anthony Glay, was recognized at this year’s Optimist Youth Appreciation Luncheon for his positive contributions to our school and community. Anthony is a freshman at JMS and has been involved with mentoring  in the Johnston school district since 6th grade. He is a charismatic student who works hard to achieve his goals every day. Anthony’s mentor, Nicholas Hanstad, plays an important role in supporting Anthony’s achievements. Congratulations to both!!

Stay tuned for more social media posts and additional information regarding mentor recruitment in January! JUMP staff have identified a need for 10 new mentors to be matched with students before spring break. For more information on how you can become a mentor in the Johnston Community School District, please contact Chris Wilson at 515.986.2007.


Stock the Food Pantry Painting Event!
Bring a bag of non-perishables for the Johnston Partnership and paint for FREE on December 21st!  Class begins at 1:00pm at Felix and Oscars on Merle Hay Road. Email or text 515-681-4846 to reserve a spot. Thank you Art Uncorked for hosting this fun holiday event!
Polk County Supervisor Robert Brownell presented Johnston Partnership director Andrea Cook $1000 worth of $20 Fareway gift cards for Johnston families who might need some help this holiday season. Many thanks to Polk County and to Fareway for your generosity!
The Johnston High School Boys Basketball team was kind enough to shop for items for our Johnston Gives program!  Thank you!!
Donations were collected at the JEDCO annual holiday open house for families of young children that are served by the Johnston Partnership. Thank you for assisting our community this holiday season!
Shazam Inc!...thank you for your incredible collection for our Friday Friends program!  And thank you for your weekly volunteer support packing food for Dragon Power.  You make feeding 150 JCSD students each week much easier!

The Johnston High School Baseball team made an amazing donation of personal care items as well as much needed winter clothing and boots to the Johnston Partnership. It was a great way for us to begin the holiday season!  We are so appreciative!

Thank you to those who participated in the 2019 Walnut Ridge Turkey Trot. Your donation of over $900 will greatly help our community!

A huge thanks to Active Wellness Chiropractic for hosting a Winter Weather Clothing Drive benefitting Johnston Partnership! 55 coats, 42 mittens, 38 hats, 12 scarves, 9 snow pants and 8 boots were donated to help those in our community! 

Our Annual Appeal letter was mailed around Thanksgiving. If you did not receive our letter and wish to in the future, please email Andrea at to be added or go to our website at and click on the "Donate" button to help us out this year!

Partnership Place Volunteers

We always need volunteers at the Partnership! Looking to fulfill Silver Cord hours? Or wanting to give back to your community? Sign-up here

Check us out on Social Media

Follow Johnston Partnership on social media for up to date happenings!
Instagram @JohnstonPartnership
Twitter @JohnstonPHC

Stats for the Month of November

    November of 2019  
Families Served 408
Individuals Served 1931
Food Pantry Items Distributed 14166
Clothing Distributed 4097 items
Volunteer Hours 400
Donations $19445

Partnership Place

(5870 Merle Hay Rd, Suite D)
Tuesdays 9am - Noon
Thursdays 9am-Noon
Saturdays 10am-2pm

Closed holidays and holiday weekends
Donate anytime we are open

Partnership Staff:
  • Andrea Cook (Program Director)
  • Chris Wilson (Jump Project Coordinator)
Board Members:
  • Chris Higdon (President)
  • Tom Foldes (Pres-Elect)
  • Kathy Nichols (Treasurer)
  • Peggy Martin (Secretary)
  • Amy Johnson
  • Barb Allen
  • Joleen Roskamp
  • LuAnn White
  • Judy Anderson
  • Susan Lucas
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