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posted May 4, 2015, 2:19 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 26, 2015, 2:30 PM ]


For year 2016

Donation Needs


School Supply Needs List

Email us or call to sign up to sponsor one of these needs areas please! * We need to know what will be donated by June 15th so we can order items not donated ahead of time. * Or consider sponsoring a child at $38/pack (includes bag, supplies, and admin costs of less than 10 percent).

PARENT CAFE's are in Madison County!

posted May 4, 2015, 2:11 PM by Unknown user

         The Next Best Thing for Parents!

Attend a Parent Café Event!

They’re FREE with FOOD!



NOT your typical parenting “thing”. Parent Cafés are EVENTS not classes or programs. They have a fun, RELAXED environment set up just for you and other parents to SHARE your experiences with each other.

The first Parent Cafés in our county will focus on these topics:

  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Raising Strong Children
  • Building Strong Relationships with Your Children

FOOD will be served FREE of cost. This is a Parent Only event.

One set is a Grandparents as Parents Café, however any parent could attend also.

Attend any, all, a few ... each one is different!

Come try out one (any one!) at these dates, times and places!

  • Evenings on Wednesdays, 6p-8p on 5/13, 5/27 & 6/17, at First United Presbyterian Church, 210 W Green St, Winterset, IA 50273 PARENT CAFÉ focusing on all parenting situations.
  • Days on Thursdays, 1p-3p on 5/14, 5/28 & 6/18, at First United Presbyterian Church, 210 W Green St, Winterset, IA 50273 PARENT CAFÉ focusing on all parenting situations.
  • Weekends on Saturdays, 1p-3p on 5/9, 5/30 & 6/20, at Farmers & Merchants State Bank Community Room at 101 W. Jefferson, Winterset, IA 50273 focusing on Grandparents as Parents.


Give C.R.I.S.P. a call or send an email! Call  515.462.9400 or email


posted Apr 1, 2015, 12:22 PM by Unknown user

Madison County STAND UP for CHILDREN!
Help us Celebrate April Child Abuse
Prevention Awareness.
Ready, Set, UNITE!

Here is a list of activities focusing on children or families in Madison County. Click on the image to enlarge it...


posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:15 PM by Unknown user

Parent Cafe' Facilitator & Parent Table Host Training!

Plan to Celebrate with us this year!

posted Jan 17, 2015, 5:33 AM by Unknown user

Happy 20th Birthday Anniversary to C.R.I.S.P.!
Celebrating our 20 years of helping
Madison County Children and their families since 1995!

Watch for upcoming events - mostly in April Child Abuse Prevention Month

Christmas4KIDS 2014

posted Oct 30, 2014, 1:40 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 30, 2014, 1:43 PM ]

Christmas4KIDS 2014 Madison County Community Project

Please consider sponsoring a child or two for Christmas this year. Fo
r many
children the only thing new they'll get all year is something from a community Christmas giving project.

Email us at or call us at 515.462.9400 to get more information.

Nuts & Candy Fundraiser! - for holiday baking & gifts!

posted Sep 29, 2014, 2:37 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 2:37 PM ]

Fantastic Nuts and Candy!
These are top quality!

Best sellers include the Pecan Caramel Clusters, Cashews, Almonds, and Walnuts. Get them in time for the Thanksgiving - Christmas holiday baking season!

Last day to place a first round fresh order is Wed., October 15th!

Here is the order form!...


posted Aug 19, 2014, 1:40 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 16, 2014, 10:39 AM ]

Thank you for your individual school supply and cash donations!

Together you supplied 250 Madison County children
with back packs and school supplies!


The following businesses helped to sponsor the

SchoolSupplies4KIDS project!

Kiwanis Club of Winterset

St. Paul Lutheran Church

Farmers and Merchants State Bank

Madison County Healthcare

Madison County Memorial Hospital

West Bridge Care and Rehabilitation

Union State Bank

Winterset Community Church

Lowe Chiropractic

American State Bank

First United Presbyterian Church

National Honors Society Winterset School

Oak Grove Church

The Winterset Citizen

Ben Franklin

Knights of Columbus

First Christian Church

Winterset Dental

Verizon Wireless

Donations & Sponsors Needed...

posted Aug 19, 2014, 1:36 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 19, 2014, 1:39 PM ]


The 2014-15 School Supply Drive has begun!

It takes us all spring and summer to get these supplies together and packed and out to the kids by mid-August.

Will you help us? -- 
Your church, organization or group can choose to donate one or more items in bulk. We can order for you or you can find them on your own. For instance, you could decide to buy backpacks or paper or crayons. C.R.I.S.P. will tell you the total number needed and estimated costs. Contact us for a list of choices and commit to help Madison County kids & families start next school year with less stress :-)

The total estimated average cost per pack including volunteer organization, promotion, and staffing is $38/backpack (less for younger children, more for older). This includes the backpack & supplies. No more than 10% goes toward administration fees.

Email or call us today to help:

Thank you for your support!!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

posted Mar 27, 2014, 1:10 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 2:51 PM ]

Join us at a Madison County Event in April!

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