Join us for the 5th Annual Moonlight Classic! Music, food, prizes, costumes, lights...and a fabulous bike ride in the moonlight through downtown Des Moines! All proceeds support the children and programs of Orchard Place. Learn more about individual/team registration, event day activities, corporate sponsorship and volunteer opportunities!
The Orchard Place Spelling Bee is a one of a kind event! You can literally pay for your mistakes, bribe judges and win prizes for most creative team name, best costumes, best cheering section and most bribe money raised. All proceeds benefit the children and programs of Orchard Place. Bring your sense of humor and leave spellcheck at home!
Trauma Informed Care Conference
Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa's children recognizes the role trauma plays in young lives. During the past 6 years hundreds of professionals who work with children and families including physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health counselors, juvenile justice personnel, attorneys, educators and business leaders have been a part of this conference that draws hundreds of people from around the country.
Rewarding, fulfilling and fun are just a few words used by our volunteers to describe their experience at Orchard Place. Last year, more than 400 people supported Orchard Place by volunteering. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, there are many ways to make a difference in the life of a child.