Get Involved


You can support Friendship Ark Homes and Community Services in many ways!


Friendship Ark has a volunteer internship program. Earn college credit with your 500 hours of service and make an impact at the same time. You may find that you are as impacted as the organization and core members are.




If you are interested in serving as a board member, let the office know. The board is not selected based on an application process but is chosen to complement the strengths to create as diverse a group as possible to add value to the organization.


Attend/Donate to an Event or Become a Sponsor


Five on the Fourth is Going Virtual

Join us as we unite virtually in our signature July 4th event by running or walking a 5k route any time between July 4th and July 17th, 2020.

Click here for more information and registration information.


Georges Niang 2020 Golf Outing

Friendship Ark has been selected as the charity partner of the 2020 Georges Niang Golf Outing.  Support us by registering a four-some for golf (only 25 teams accepted), becoming a sponsor, or attending the social hour with live and silent auctions at the end of the day.


Click here for all of the details.


Annual Fundraising Event

Due to our partnership with the 2020 Georges Niang Golf Outing we will not be holding our annual fundraising event this year. Watch for updates as we prepare to roll out a brand new event in 2021. We thank you for your continued support.



Major Sponsors for 2019 Events


Lou and Cosette Scallon      Corey and Amy Schmidt




Friendship Ark is witnessing growing demand for both homes and community services at the same time that some funding sources are expected to decline. We encourage you to think about three ways you can support the meaningful work underway at Friendship Ark. (1) Donate to the construction of a new home, (2) Contribute to the endowment fund; or (3) Consider a deferred gift.
Click here to learn more.


Thank you for your support, be it financial or with your time. Both are valuable. You matter and we are very thankful to have so many caring individuals affect the organization and the core members.


For more information about supporting Friendship Ark through your time and talents or financially, contact
Executive Director, Jennifer Ellis at:

515.292.9556 or [email protected]


Friendship Ark Homes and Community Services provides a variety of supports that allow individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive.

Questions? Email Us