60th Anniversary

BrownWinick first opened its doors on October 1, 1951 under the name "Dykstra and Brown" To celebrate its 60th Anniversary in October of 2011, BrownWinick donated "in sixties" to four (4) organizations. Each organization serves various populations in the Greater Des Moines community.

Bethany Christian Services, a non-profit adoption agency, received 60 boxes of diapers, which they provide to parents in need.

Backpack Buddies is a Food Bank of Iowa program that directly provides a sack of food to children to take home each week, so that the child will have healthy food to eat over the weekend. BrownWinick helped prepare and pay for 60 backpacks for the Backpack Buddies program.


R. Grubb Community YMCA held a financial management/wellness class that started in the fall of 2011, and each participant needs a book called "Good Sense". BrownWinick purchased 60 books needed for the attendees.

Youth Homes of Mid-America is a private, non-profit children and family social service agency and assists persons aging out of the system by providing household items needed for their first apartment. BrownWinick contributed to Youth Homes by donating 60 sets of dishes for these individuals.