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The team members of R&R Realty Group continue to say “YES” to the many needs in the Greater Des Moines area. Helping people is what we do at R&R Realty Group. Beyond serving our clients’ needs, our professionals devote their time, money and efforts to several local charities and activities, including the United Way of Central Iowa, ChildServe, Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS), Variety of Iowa, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, BRAVO, Make-A-Wish, Food Bank of Iowa and many more. Our willingness to help is rooted deep in our culture; it’s part of our company’s core values.

  United Way 2016

R&R Realty Group is pleased to announce the 2016 United Way campaign results with a record year by raising a total of $142,567.00.  Because of the R&R team's generosity, we were able to make a tremendous contribution to the United Way of Central Iowa to provide necessary programs and services to help local people in need.  

Dorothy's House             

R&R Realty Group recently conducted a fundraising campaign for Dorothy’s House. Dorothy’s House offers a safe place for teen girls in crisis, especially those recovering from sex trafficking in Central Iowa. Dorothy’s House is a two-home campus designed to provide a holistic approach to helping teen girls and youth who have been victims of severe sexual abuse/assault and sex trafficking to achieve a healthy, happy and productive life in the communities that have supported their recovery.

Over a five week period, R&R associates conducted various fundraisers including Office Bowling, Easter Egg Hunt and a Live Auction.  R&R Realty Group raised $19,542.50 for Dorothy’s House. 

A heartfelt thank you to all of our employees, customers, and vendors that supported the fundraising event. R&R Realty Group is fortunate to have relationships with employees, customers, and vendors who are willing to help in our community.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Youth Emergency Services & Shelter

This past year the employees of R&R Realty Group conducted a fundraising campaign for Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS). YESS is a comprehensive non-profit organization that works to help Central Iowa children newborn to age 17 with social, physical, and mental health emergencies. YESS recently finished a capital campaign that resulted in a 19,000 SF. addition to their Des Moines building, raising total bed count from 60 to 92.


Over a five week period, various fundraisers were held including a Potato Bar, Friday Jeans Days and a Live Auction.  The total amount raised for YESS was over $13,000.  A heartfelt thank you to all of our customers, vendors and employees that donated items for our Live Auction!


YMCA Supportive Housing

In March 2015 R&R volunteers helped to serve a meal to approximately 55-65 homeless at the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus in Des Moines. 

"YMCA Supportive Housing is a community solution to help eliminate homelessness by providing Hope, Dignity, and Support in the form of permanent supportive housing. The Housing First Model helps people who are homeless (or who are at-risk of homelessness) move into  stable and secure permanent housing supplemented by supportive services.  Case management, transportation assistance, food/clothing/hygiene pantries, rental assistance, and other services help people meet their basic needs and reach their life goals.  The campus provides a place to call home for 140 men and women.  The constant wait list demonstrates the needs for affordable housing in the community."

Adopt a Duck. Help a Child.

Join the group of R&R employees, customers, vendors and friends in supporting Des Moines' Youth Emergency Services and Shelter by Adopting a Duck! 
Adopt your ducks today and help us reach our goal of racing 45,000 fowl friends on Race Day. Your donation will make a significant difference in the lives of the kids at YESS, Iowa's largest emergency youth shelter, which serves nearly 800 children each year, newborn to age 17.
Contact your R&R Property Manager today to adopt your ducks.
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United Way of Central Iowa            

R&R Realty Group completed the 2014 United Way campaign and is pleased to report it was our most successful ever! Because of our team generosity, we were able to raise a total of $131,380.92 and had an outstanding participation rate of 94%. Through the generosity of our employees, the funds raised made it possible for United Way funded agencies to continue to provide necessary programs and services to help local people in need. 


Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines





Rebuilding Together

Since 2006 , R&R Realty Group teamed up with the Greater Des Moines affiliate of Rebuilding Together to assist a local family in “rebuilding”their home. R&R employees, paired with numerous vendor volunteers, came together and worked hard to make a family’s dream come true.

Rebuilding together  is the leading volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled, and families with dependent children. There is no cost to qualified homeowners for the services provided. Non-profit facilities can also qualify for services. Although plans and preparations go on throughout the year, volunteers come together for one glorious day of hard work, Rebuilding Day, traditionally the first Saturday in May.

Since its founding in 1994, the Greater Des Moines affiliate has revitalized 378 homes and non-profit facilities.



Food Bank of Central Iowa

R&R Realty Group is Combating Hunger in Central Iowa. Each year, with the generous help of our tenants, R&R Realty Group sponsors a food drive for Combat Hunger. The objective of Combat Hunger is to provide enough food to feed hungry Iowans during the most severe weeks of winter through community-wide involvement in the massive food drive in Support of the Food Bank of Central Iowa.





R&R Realty Group's Annual Blood Drive                      

R&R Realty Group is proud to team up with their employees and tenants on their annual blood drive during late May/early June.  R&R works in conjunction with the Blood Center of Iowa to set up a schedule where the Blood Center comes to the office allowing R&R employees to contribute the valuable gift of life.  Not only do the employees get involved, but the tenants are also given the opportunity to make a lifesaving donation.  Scheduled stops at all of R&R's properties allow for a convenient way for our customers to contribute to the community's blood supply.  

Each day, every two seconds, someone with the United States will require a procedure in which blood or blood products are needed.  At R&R, we are dedicated to helping the Blood Center of Iowa's goal to make sure blood is available to patients who need it-when they need it.          



Over the past three years, R&R Realty Group partnered with West Des Moines Human Services to offer holiday assistance to families in need.  R&R employees purchased food and gifts to help alleviate the financial burden of the holiday season for low-income residents of West Des Moines.  R&R employees were fortunate to adopt two families; we were able to purchase shoes, clothes, toys, food and gift certificates for additional necessities.