Charities Project

The Charity Project at AnimeIowa is about being a good neighbor, and giving back to the community. We work with local charities and programs to help bring light to their causes, and do fundraising and other support for them. To achieve this goal, we host a variety of events at the convention, including our annual Charity Auction. You can also donate at any of the donation buckets located at various places throughout the convention, and at the info desk, where you can learn more about the charity at AnimeIowa.

Charity for AnimeIowa 2018 – Puppy Jake

This year, we are proud to be supporting Puppy Jake. The Puppy Jake Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military veterans through the assistance of well bred, socialized and professionally trained service dogs.

Puppy Jake Foundation:
We select, train and place our service dogs with brave wounded warriors. Puppy Jake Foundation also provides resources for the advocacy, awareness and acceptability in public for those that require the assistance of a service dog.
All funds are raised through grass-roots efforts – including charity events, corporate sponsors and individual contributions.
Puppy Jake Foundation is based in Des Moines, IA. We primarily serve veterans located throughout the Midwest, due to the requirements of follow up training. Our Mission: Puppy Jake Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military veterans through the assistance of well bred, socialized and professionally trained service dogs.
Our Vision: “Providing service dogs to restore independence for wounded veterans.”

Learn more by visiting the Puppy Jake Foundation website.