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By Degrees Foundation (P.O. Box 41070, Des Moines, IA 50311.  Phone: 515.650.8230) will be the recipient of our First Sunday collection on March 7. CEO Emily Westergaard will join us that morning.  By Degrees works with schools, families, and neighborhoods to set students on a path to higher education.  Their work is currently focused at Findley Elementary, Harding Middle School, and North High School. To visit the By Degrees website, please click here.  Watch this short video to learn more:  (578) By Degrees 2020: What We Do – YouTubeOur First Sunday collection will support college savings accounts.

Checks can be written either to “By Degrees Foundation” (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 to “DMIEC” with “First Sunday” in the memo line. We would prefer that all checks be mailed to DMIEC.