BMW of Des Moines Gives Back


BMW of Des Moines Logo 300x250Des Moines Moms Blog is honored to partner with BMW of Des Moines. We love seeing our local businesses give back to our community and appreciate the chance to feature those organizations here on DMMB.

BMW of Des Moines prides themselves on being a part of the community in myriad ways. Whether it is through their monthly #‎GiveBack‬ program partnering with local charities, the Key to the City blog, or the upcoming Des Moines Triathlon, they are making a huge impact in our city!

This post is Sponsored by BMW of Des Moines and this month we’re learning about their monthly Give Back. 

What is our Monthly Give Back?

Each month we select a local charity who is making an impact in our community. Through social media and other platforms we help to spread awareness to the chosen organization.

We actively collect donations in store with the help of our giant teddy bear, “Bimmer”. Clients take photos with Bimmer and post it to social media after making a contribution. As a store, we donate a dollar amount for every new vehicle sold that particular month towards our Give Back partner.

This Month’s Chosen Organization

Our current Give Back for the month of July is Iowa Homeless Youth Centers.

They work to eliminate homelessness among young adults, young mothers, and children in the Greater Des Moines area.  They believe, with support and assistance, homeless individuals and families can live independently and attain self-sufficiency.

IHYC programs and staff focus on helping participants set and achieve goals in five key areas:

  • IHYC SquareEducation
  • Employment
  • Safe Housing
  • Life Skills
  • Positive community engagement

Learn more about Iowa Homeless Youth Centers and find out how you can get involved outside of the Give Back.

Give Back Organizations

BMW collageBe sure to connect with all of our Give Back partners. Each organization is making a huge difference in our community and we’re honored to support their Missions.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa 

Single Parent Provision 

Children & Families of Iowa 

Joppa Outreach 

Tire Rack Street Survival Iowa 

Freedom for Youth 

Hope Ministries 

How You Can Get Involved

It is easy for all of us to make a difference in our community! You can get involved by donating, spreading awareness and even by doing something as simple as sharing BMW’s posts through social media. Be sure to follow them on Facebook so you can stay connected.

Stop  at BMW to visit “Bimmer the Bear”! He sits proudly in the showroom lobby and welcomes you to stop by for a photo op. Your kids will love meeting this ginormous bear and you can quickly and easily give back in an easy way.

BMW des moines give back little boy

About BMW Des Moines

BMW des moines craig family

BMW of Des Moines is operated by local Father, Craig Tjeerdsma. Craig and his team stand behind their Mission and encourage you to Experience the Difference at BMW Des Moines.

They are in the process of building a new facility, and for the first time in years, BMW will be operating alone as a stand-alone brand! Their new, modern facility is coming Summer ’15 and the plans are remarkable.

Tjeerdsma shares, “We will be spending the first half of 2015 rallying around our Mission and developing our unique identity in the auto industry in Des Moines as a place that truly is different. Many places claim to be different, but few actually can put their finger on how they are different. We will make 100% sure our guests can see and feel how we are different.”

Connect with BMW Des Moines


Twitter @ BMWDesMoines


Visit them at the corner of Hickman/100th in Urbandale! They are conveniently located at 9997 Hickman Road. Stay connected to hear details about their new facility!



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