Mary J. Treglia Community House (“MJTCH”) will be the recipient of our First Sunday collection on May 2. To visit the MJTCH website, please click here.
CHECKS SHOULD BE MAILED TO:
DMIEC, P.O. Box 30065, Des Moines, IA 50310
Mary J. Treglia Community House (“MJTCH”) was established in 1921 to serve the needs of newcomers to the Sioux City area. The organization identifies the needs of the immigrant population then works to create self-sufficiency through education, services, advocacy, and celebration of diversity. MJTCH offers programming such as translation/interpretation, legal immigration
services, Adult English Language Learning, cultural competency and community outreach, family services, and a DHS accredited preschool program.
Approximately 20% of the Siouxland community speak a language other than English as their first language, resulting in a large sector of the community relying on rumors and secondhand
information to guide then when making decisions about health, safety, and COVID-19. MJTCH collaborates with public media to produce the local daily news in multiple languages (Spanish,
Oromo, Somali, Amharic, and Vietnamese). This project is supported solely by grants and donations. DMIEC donations will help provide more languages and additional media outlets.
For more information visit www.marytreglia.org/.
Checks can be written either to “Mary J. Treglia Community House” (If you mail your check directly to the organization, please note “DMIEC First Sunday” in the memo line and inform Ed Arnold of the amount, if you feel comfortable, so the Social Justice Committee can get an accurate count of donations.) or “DMIEC” with “First Sunday” in the memo line. We would prefer that all checks be mailed to DMIEC.