Westchester impacts the local community in a variety of ways. We have been designated a COMMUNITY PARTNER by the Des Moines Public School District as we serve Meredith Junior High School and Hoover High School teachers and students. During the school year we open our doors on Friday mornings and serve pancakes and bacon to the students that show up. Most mornings we see 150-300 students. For the past few years we have a summer backpack program to raise funds and purchase 500 backpacks filled with school supplies for students at these schools who otherwise could not afford to purchase. We also provide classroom supplies for the teachers. We partner with Youth For Christ as a weekly after school location.
We host Parenteens events throughout the year. In addition, we financially support six local organizations spanning church planting, youth, internationals, life-pregnancy support, church chaplaincy, and the imprisoned.
We are also extending God's love through work projects in the community that members and attenders of Westchester can participate in.