Microsoft Offers Major Donation to Youth Shelter

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Youth Emergency Services and Shelter announced it is getting some help thanks to a big gift from Microsoft.

The company donated $280,000 to help improve the shelter’s technology infrastructure. YESS CEO Stephen Quirk says the gift will help in, “new and innovative ways.”

The shelter is currently in the midst of a 19,000 square foot expansion.

When it’s complete in the spring, the shelter will have added 32 additional bedrooms, new classrooms, art and music therapy studios, and meeting space.

Microsoft says its gift is an, “investment in the great work YESS does every day for children and families in need.”

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