Outlets of Des Moines to Host Halloween Trick or Treat & Donation Drive for Caring Hands Outreach Center

Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

ALTOONA, IOWA (October 2021) – Outlets of Des Moines (OutletsofDesMoines.com) will host Halloween Trick or Treat on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The annual trick-or-treat event begins at the Food Pavilion and is free and open to the public. Families with children 12 years and under are encouraged to come in costume to collect goodies throughout the center (First come, first served. While supplies last.). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each participating child is asked to bring personal hygiene items and/or canned foods for donation to the Caring Hands Outreach Center.


“We are so grateful to Outlets of Des Moines for hosting this donation drive for Caring Hands Outreach Center,” says Caring Hands Food Pantry Coordinator Melinda VanderVelden. “With the cold winter months upon us many families are facing food insecurity and need basic personal care products,” she adds.


Caring Hands Outreach Center is a network of Christian Churches and community partners that mobilizes eastern Polk County for compassionate service. Caring Hands operates out of three locations, providing a food pantry and supplemental food supplies as well as clothing and financial assistance to those in need. Monetary donations can be made at CaringHandsIowa.org.


“Outlets of Des Moines is pleased to partner with Caring Hands Outreach Center to collect items for our neighbors in need. These donations will help many families have a brighter holiday season,” says TJ Just, General Manager of Outlets of Des Moines.


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Shoppers will save up to 70 percent off on top brands at Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination in Altoona, Iowa. Outlets of Des Moines features nationally renowned stores such as Coach Outlet, kate spade new york, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike Factory Store, Michael Kors Outlet, Express Factory Outlet, Converse, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour Factory House, Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Store, Levi’s Outlet Store, Le Creuset, American Eagle Outfitters, and Lucky Brand. Outlets of Des Moines is conveniently located in the heart of Altoona, an entertainment destination featuring Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Adventureland Amusement Park, and Bass Pro Shops (take exit 141 off I-80 west and from I-80 east take exit 142). It is also served by public transportation via DART’s Route 17. For more information, visit OutletsofDesMoines.com.


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