Thanks to our partnerships with businesses and organizations, Sieda Community Action was able to provide school supplies to more than 900 students in four Southeast Iowa counties. The School Supply Program helps provide supplies for students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade at no cost to the caretakers. To qualify for school supplies, clients must have been income eligible or approved for energy assistance (LIHEAP). The school supplies were distributed at both Sieda offices and partner sites.

“We’re very happy with the support and participation we received for the program. We have reached more students this years than we ever have, and that would not have been possible without the help of community partners.” said Lisa Collins from Sieda.

Counties Served

  • Appanoose County…..66 students
  • Jefferson County…….231 students
  • Mahaska County…….246 students
  • Wapello County……..360 students

Community Partners

  • Cambridge
  • Lynn Johnson
  • Claudia Greenig
  • Ferne Wickliff
  • Sharon Bowman
  • Jefferson County Health Center
  • ECLU – Lutheran Women’s Group
  • Kiwanis of Fairfield
  • First Baptist Church 
  • First National Bank
  • Christian Church
  • Libertyville Bank
  • MidWestOne Bank
  • United Way of Mahaska County
  • Salvation Army of Ottumwa
  • Salvation Army of Mahaska County 
  • Menards
  • Ottumwa North Hy-Vee
  • Ottumwa’s Old School Arcade