Valentines Party & Silent Auction

Friday, February 5th from 6-10 pm
Copper Creek Golf Clubhouse, Pleasant Hill
All Proceeds To Benefit Meals From The Heartland
$15/person minimum donation at the door

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors & Donors

~ 3E ~ Hubbell Realty ~ Copper Creek ~ Meals From The Heartland ~ Mike Butterworth ~ Bonne Finken ~ AmericInn ~ The Raddish ~ Beaver Creek ~ Bodywork Solutions ~ Val Lanes ~ Compassionate Spirit Therapies ~ Jacobsens ~ Goals In Motion Fitness Studio ~ Sticks ~ Hooters ~ Starbucks ~ Boston's The Gourmet Pizza ~ Chocolate Storybook ~ Gold's Gym ~ Glow Golf ~ Baker & Associates ~ Darren Whitmore ~ Strouds ~ The Iowa Cubs ~ Maddy's Again ~ Prarie Life Health & Fitness ~ Froggy In Pearls ~ Radisson ~ University of Iowa ~ Fitness World West ~ WineStyles ~ Iowa State Universtiy ~ Annelie Heinen & Pampered Chef ~ The Spa at West Glen ~ Cakes By Design ~ Jason's Deli ~ Iron Works ~

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thank you!!!

Wow---what a great night! We raised over $10,000 last night thanks to all those who came out and participated in the silent auction or just made donations! We are still processing payments so the total is not final yet.

If you paid with credit card last night, please be aware that your payment is being processed through "" so you'll receive an email statement from that site but the funds will go directly to "Meals from the Heartland".

Remember: Tutus, teddybears & goodie bags, chocolate covered strawberries, and truffles will still be for sale through Saturday, February 13! Great chance to get your sweetie a Valentine's gift and know the money is going to feed people in Haiti.

Special thanks to Hubbell, Copper Creek, 3E, Bonne Finken & Mike Butterworth for making it a truly wonderful evening!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tomorrow is the Day!!!

Please scroll down to view our most updated list of all our fabulous auction items!  There is something for everybody---don't miss your chance to come bid on some items!  There are lots of great Valentine's gifts in our auction.  It's your one-stop shop for Valentine's Day!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Live Music Booked!!!!!

We are thrilled to announce our musical guests for the evening:

Mike Butterworth
 Lead Vocalist & Guitarist of The


Bonne Finken
Local Singer/Songwriter,

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

The meals we packaged right here in Des Moines are saving lives right now in Haiti!  Lets keep up the good work, Des Moines, and raise more money to get more food down there ASAP!!! 

Please continue browsing the blog for ways you can help!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pampered Chef "Hearts for Haiti" Party

Go to website, click "shop online" then enter the "Hearts for Haiti" party.

Annelie is donating a portion of every sale under the "Hearts for Haiti" party to "Meals from the Heartland".

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Silent Auction Donations

Don't miss your chance to bid on these great items at the Hearts for Haiti Benefit on Friday, February 5th!

Item #    Item Name

10 Make A Toast! (2) Mikasa champagne glasses and bottle of champagne,one night weekend stay at West Des Moines Sheraton

11 Let's Make A Toast:(2) Mikasa champagne glasses and bottle of champagne,one night weekend stay at West Des Moines Sheraton

12 Handcrafted Window Art

13 A Night of Wine & Chocolates :Friday or Saturday Hotel Stay and breakfast for two at the Downtown Marriott, gift card for a 1/2 lb pre boxed chocolates, bottle of wine, wineglasses, candle

14 Couple's Fitness Package:(2) Three Month Passes to Fitness World West

15 Cupcake basket:Cupcake maker, mixing bowl, spatula, and mixes

16 Valentine Massage Basket: One Hour Massage, blanket, wine, candles, "Kisses & Hugs"

17 Baby Girl basket

18 Baby Boy basket

19 Iowa State Basket

20 Cuddle Basket : $20 at Yanni's Grill & Vineyard, Blanket, wine, candle

21 Certificate for a Made-to-Order Cake from Cakes by Design

22 Handpainted Table

23 Children's Basket: Puzzle, Lacing Beads and Books, and $20 Gift Certificate to Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

24 Party for 10 at Glow Golf and $50 at Maddy's Again

25 WineStyles Wine Basket

26 Iowa Hawkeyes Basket

27 Fore! (2 rounds of golf (18 holes) at Copper Creek Golf Course, $25 Gift card to Johnny's Hall of Fame, & The Stadium (Collegiate, Professional and Golf Apparel) $20 gift certificate

28 Cruiser Bike

29 2 hour photo shoot at GetUrban Photography

30 Facial, Manicure & Pedicure at The Spa of West Glen

31 Wine Tasting Party for 20 at WineStyles

32 Flag that was flown over the United States Capitol

33 Iowa Football w/ Signature Certificate

34 Iowa Basketball Jersey

35 Football Signed by ISU

36 Hayden Frye Signed Ticket Stub

37 Coffee, mug, and $5 Starbucks card

38 Floral Arrangement & Wine

39 Handcrafted wool purse

40 Fitness Boost: 6 free one-day passes and (2) $50 towards enrollment fees

41 90 Minute Tropical Escape Hot Stone Massage at Compassionate Spirit Therapies

42 Sticks Original "Electro Angel Sculpture"

43 9 Week Total Body Fitness Challenge at Goals in Motion

44 One Night Stay at the Radisson, Drinks at Johnny's Lounge, $50 at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Breakfast for two

45 Uppercase Living Plaques: "Gather Round", "Give Thanks","Autumn"

46 (2) Four packs of Tickets to Iowa Cubs home games, Hooters shirt, Bottle koozie and six pack of beer

47 Family Night: $50 at Boston's, candy and game

48 Klein Tool Kit

49 Klein Tool Kit & Thermos

50 Chocolate Storybook gift basket

51 Lia Sophia Bracelet

52 Authentic Haitian Doll

53 Authentic Haitian Statue

54 Little Princess Basket: Blanket, books, "Just be Yourself" plaque, pink lamb

55 One Year of Oil, Lube, & Filter Changes at Holmes Auto

56 Tastefully Simple Suitcase full of treats

57 One Hour Massage

58 Minnesota Vikings Chad Greenway jersey (size 54)

59 Chicago Bears Brian Urlacher jersey (size 54)

60 Bowling & Pizza Night:10 free games at Val Lanes & $20 at Mustards

61 Jason's Deli Basket: Dinner for Two, Wine, Wineglasses, candle

62 Teeth Whitening at Dental Office

63 Radio Control Car

64 Family Hockey Night:4- Arena Level Tickets to any regular season Des Moines Buccaneer’s game, 4 - XL Buccaneers logo t-shirts, 4 - Buccaneers mini Zambonis

65 Women of Faith Package: Books, notecards, devotional, tote

66 World Vision Tote Bag and Book "The Hole in Our Gospel"

67 Biaggi's & Hotel Night:One Weekend Night Stay at the Sheraton with two breakfasts and $50 at Biaggi's

68 "Believe Tote" "Believe" Journal, Note Pad & Note Cards & Chicken Soup for the Soul Word Find Book

69 "Be Still Tote" Tote Bag filled with "Faith" Journal, Note Pad & Note Cards & Chicken Soup for the Soul Word Find Book

70 "Home D├ęcor" :Frame, "Home Sweet Home", "Love, Laughter, Friendships", & $25 at Target

71 Couples Golf Getaway:One Night Stay at the AmericInn with complimentary breakfast, 2 rounds of golf with cart at Beaver Creek, and $50 at The Radish in Grimes

72 Two Tickets to one 2010 UNI Home Football Game: (excluding Family Weekend & Homecoming)

73 Wine & Sushi:$20 Gift Certificate to Fuji Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar in Ames

74 Let's Go To Dinner: $40 at Texas Roadhouse, $50 Drake Diner, $40 at Maddy's Again, & $25 at Champp's

75 Viva Italia! Wine, glasses, Pampered Chef Cheese Grater, Pasta & Sauce

76 Des Moines Bucs' Scott Clemmensen autographed jersey/Current Florida Panthers Goaltender & first person born in Iowa to play in NHL

77 Kyle Korver kid's jersey, magazine, and bobble heads

78 4- Arena Level Tickets to any regular season Des Moines Buccaneer’s game and Mini hockey stick/4 autographs - J.P. Parise (NHL Minnesota North Stars, 13-year NHL veteran, 2-time NHL All-Star), Zach Parise (NHL New Jersey Devils, 2009 NHL All-Star team, 2010 Olympics/Team USA), Jordan Parise, (EC KAC of the Austrian Hockey League), Drew Stafford (NHL Buffalo Sabres).

79 1 - 2008-2009 DM Bucs autographed uncut sheet of player trading cards (Includes Bucs coach & 2-time NHL all-star J.P. Parise) & 1 - 2005-2006 DM Bucs Clark Cup Championship team - uncut sheet of player trading cards (Includes Kyle Okposo/7th overall pick 2006 NHL draft-NY Islanders, Trevor Lewis/17th overall pick 2006 NHL draft-Los Angeles Kings, Aaron Palushaj/44th overall pick 2007 NHL draft-St. Louis Blues, Jeff Petry/45th overall pick 2006 NHL draft-Edmonton Oilers)

80 Simple Additions Three Tiered Stand, Hospitality Stand, Small Bowl Caddy

81 Free 30 day membership plus one training session at Gold's Gym

82 One month pass for fitness classes at IronWorks

83 free tax preparation

84 4-18 hole golf passes and 2 carts

85 full senior photo session at GetUrban Photography

86 Pampered Chef basket

87 Hip Bowquet

88 angel sculpture

89 Wine, Wine glasses and wine stopper

90 3 months of lessons for one class, two free recital tickets and gift card for a costume or dance shoes.

91 "Lucky" Scrapbook Basket

92 "Blue" Scrapbook Basket

93 $200 gift certificate to Flatt Tire Center

94 Tri Pipeline: Triathlon Training:8 week personal training plan for swim, bike or run

95 Pamper Me: Pedicure at Cali Nails in West Glen Center, home spa products

96 Shawn Johnson's leotard and signed photo, Chow's t-shirt, and 10 open gym passes

97 $60 Gift Cards at Maddy's Again

98 Iowa Barnstormers Tickets & Tour

99 Monavie basket

Much thanks to all who have donated items to our silent auction! 

Donations are still being accepted!  If you'd like to arrange a donation, please contact, or call Olivia at 515.554.3745.  All proceeds benefit Meals From The Heartland and are tax deductible.

Give A Gift To Your Valentine While Giving The Gift of Food To A Family In Need!

$25 provides 150 meals to the people of Haiti and allows you to select a gift for you or a loved one. 

Choose from:
  • 4 Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • 12 Chocolate Truffles
  • 1 Children's Tutu

Please specify gift & delivery preferences:
  •  Pick-up at Valentine's Party & Silent Auction, February 5th @ Copper Creek
  •  Home Delivery Friday, February 12th
  •  Home Delivery Saturday, February 13th