This is one more opportunity introduced each year for the Non-profits who are getting noticed at 80-35. For a festival that’s pulling 20-30,000 people through downtown, it makes sense that many of Des Moines’ most active organizations want to place themselves in the middle of the action and interact . During the 2 days of 80-35 each year, they get to do that through the Young Professionals Connection‘s Do More Village.
Anyone who has worked, volunteered or supported Non-profits will know that funding large marketing projects can be a stretch. For that reason, the Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) have backed YPC in offering these booth spaces for $100. It’s been the perfect opportunity throughout 80/35′s 6 years for many of these organizations, for that reason we keep getting many of the groups returning each year.
Between 3 stages and a stretch of activity down Locust street, expect to see it back again this year. For Non-profits seeking a last minute chance to sign-up, check here for additional information or email Kyle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 2013 festival is July 5th & 6th. The ‘Do More Village’ will be active starting at 4pm next Friday, plan to stop by and learn more on these organizations:Bidwell RiversideIowa Homeless Youth CentersLiberty IowaArt NoirMetro Arts AllianceIowa Youth RugbyLuther Care ServicesThe ONE CampaignLifeServe Blood CenterGreat March for Climate ActionDes Moines Social Club