About

Ken Deever, Jr. started roofing in the 1970s and established Deever Roofing in 1981. For more than 30 years he has been giving back to the community by making Christmas a reality for school kids in a low-income neighborhoods of Des Moines, Iowa. In 2005, Ken took what had been a personal labor of love and established The Rooftop Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving children in Des Moines, Iowa a chance to experience a Christmas that otherwise would not have been possible.

How It Works

We all know “It takes a village to raise a child." The Rooftop Foundation is part of that village.

Our School Partnerships
Every year, we partner with schools in low-income neighborhoods of Des Moines, Iowa. We have two goals - fostering the spirit of Christmas and wanting kids to realize what their future could hold by working hard, staying in school and out of trouble. Our program, Christmas For Kids With A Wish treats kids to a day full of miracles! We start the day with breakfast, a t-shirt and stocking cap for everyone. Kids are then matched up with a volunteer to start shopping for others. All gifts are then wrapped and then ……..Santa and Mrs. Claus appear and present each child with their own bag of goodies.
Our Community Involvement
We also love to support our community. Recently we have partnered with Youth Emergency Service Systems (YESS) and Hawthorne Hill to create memories and provide much needed support these organizations need. For YESS we fulfill their “need” list for the shelter. Then we host a pizza party and movie night for the kids and workers. It’s a fun event that Santa looks forward to annually. For Hawthorne Hill, we help transitioning families with bus tokens, supplies for their new, more permanent home and a shopping experience to purchase gifts for each other.

KEY SPONSORS

dsmHack

dsmHack

    Wal-mart

    Wal-mart

      Deever

      Deever

        FOE Aerie

        FOE Aerie

          Ronald McDonald

          Ronald McDonald

            How to Help

            When you donate to the Rooftop Foundation, whether it's your time or money, it's more to us than a simple contribution. The Rooftop Foundation deviates from other organizations. We raise the bar for what to expect when you decide to invest either your time or a monetary contribution.

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            2017 Annual Charity Golf Tournament

            Our annual event and auction raises more than $20,000 for the kids and community! Please contact us to donate an auction item or sign-up to participate in the golf outing.

            Click on the below link to sign up for the 2017 Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

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            Donate to the Cause

            When you choose to donate to the Rooftop Foundation, 100% of your contribution is given back to the community.

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            Volunteer Your Time

            Santa is always looking for more Elves. If you wish to volunteer, please contact info@rooftopfoundation.org.

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            Rooftop-opoly Game

            Santa & His elves

            A number of people donate their time and resources to make this event possible.

            Ken Deever, Jr

            Ken Deever, Jr

            Santa & Co-Founder

              Esta Deever

              Esta Deever

              Mrs. Claus & Co-Founder

                Barry Tofteland

                Barry Tofteland

                Volunteer Elf

                Mary Jo Healey

                Mary Jo Healey

                Volunteer Elf

                Stephen Smith

                Stephen Smith

                Volunteer Elf

                  Carmie Renda

                  Carmie Renda

                  Volunteer Elf

                    Karen Wiles

                    Karen Wiles

                    Volunteer Elf

                      Jeanie Taylor

                      Jeanie Taylor

                      Volunteer Elf

                        John Stuber

                        John Stuber

                        Volunteer Elf

                        Mary Ann Tayloe

                        Mary Ann Tayloe

                        Volunteer Elf

                        Located
                        2315 E Meadow Lane Des Moines, Iowa 50320
                        Connect
                        E-mail: info@rooftopfoundation.org Phone: (515) 202-9137