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MY HELPENSTELL FOUNDATION FUND AWARDS GRANT TO CHURCHES UNITED PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:43

Churches United of the Quad City Area has received a $20,000.00 grant from the Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund, in support of Winnie’s Place.  We are extremely grateful for this gift.

Winnie’s Place is a shelter serving women (and their children) who are homeless and/or victims of domestic violence. Last year, Winnie’s Place served a total of 119 women and 147 children residentially, provided 4151 lodgings, 8229 meals, and answered 859 crisis calls.

Churches United has a 53-year history of reaching out to our community. Its 134 member churches represent 50,000 people from the Quad City Area. As well as Winnie’s Place, Churches United operates 25 food pantries and 3 hot meal sites in the Quad City Area. For information about services offered, or ways to support Churches United, call 563-332-5002, or visit our website at www.CUQCA.org.

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Cold Weather Clothes for Children Are Needed! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:23

The Salvation Army Announces the 2014 Project Bundle Up Collection Event

Quad Cities, USA: As families find it harder and harder to make ends meet, The Salvation Army asks the community to step in and help children stay warm this coming winter. The Project Bundle Up Event hosted by KWQC TV-6 makes donating easy. This heart-warming event is sponsored by Floor Trader.

WHERE: KWQC TV-6 at 805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014

HOURS: 6:00am – 6:30pm

The Salvation Army will deliver thousands of cold weather clothing items to Quad Cities’ elementary & middle schools to fill the needs of students who arrive at school without these essential items. School teachers are on the frontlines watching for children who come to school without mittens & gloves, hats, socks, underwear, and scarves, and Project Bundle Up fills this need.

 

“The need increases every year. Last year’s delivery to 27 schools was over 7,000 items, and that was a really cold winter – we know they were put to good use!” stated Patty Mixdorf, Event Coorindator at The Salvation Army.

Donations can also be mailed, marked “Project Bundle Up,” to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 3972, Davenport, IA 52808. A gift of any size by October 31, 2014 will greatly help!

 
In From The Cold of the Quad Cities, Inc. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harvey Wiley   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:14

In From The Cold is celebrating our 22nd year of presenting our Mayors Hunger Luncheon. We would like to cordially invite the press and the public to attend our announcement of this year’s grant recipients. This will take place at LeClaire Park in Davenport in front of the band shell on Monday, October 20th at 12 noon.

This year’s Mayors Hunger Luncheon will be November 5th in the Golden Leaf Banquet Center at 2902 East Kimberly Road in Davenport. Doors open at 11 with a meal at noon.

Over the years, IFTC has raised almost $500,000 to help fund homeless service providers and related agencies in the Quad City area.

Questions?

Contact: Harvey Wiley

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563-386-7477 x254

 
‘Growing Season’ Warms Up: New Dates for the Mustache Challenge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michele R. Stoos   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 15:16

October 8, 2014

IA/IL QUAD-CITIES– In its 9th year, the 2014 KJ’s Mustache Challenge is a local event where participants toss out their razors for four weeks in an effort to raise funds for preventive programs provided by the Quad Cities Child Abuse Council. This year the Challenge will occur one month earlier in hopes to enjoy a warmer ‘growing season’. The Challenge begins on October 23rd and culminates in a Mustache Bash Pub Crawl in downtown Moline on November 22nd.

New this year, too, is a Ladies Night Event celebrating those women who are ‘Stache Enablers’, at this event ladies can sign up their husbands, brothers, fathers and friends into the Challenge. This new ‘Stache Enablers’ event is October 16th at Refresh in downtown Moline from 6p to 8p featuring fun mustache prize giveaways.

“The Mustache Challenge is for everyone,” says longtime Challenge committee member, Tracie Veto. “We encourage our sister Challengers to support the men in their efforts to grow a mustache, yes, some Challengers look a bit different for a few weeks but it’s for a great cause. The women have just as much fun with the Challenge as the men do!”

The Mustache Challenge committee is hosting the Official Challenge Kick-Off Party at Pints on Utica Ridge Road in Davenport on October 23rd from 5:30p to 7:30p, this officially begins the ‘Growing Season’. At the Kick-Off Party you can sign up for the Challenge, participate in a prize winning raffle and win mustache merchandise.

For a minimum donation of $25 Challengers will receive the commemorative t-shirt, eligibility to compete in the Best Stache competition and to win prizes during the Mustache Bash Pub Crawl on November 22nd in Downtown Moline.

This fundraiser is in memory of Mustache Challenge participant, Kyle John of Moline, who at age 27 passed away in 2008 after a courageous five year battle against Ewings Sarcoma. His close friends have continued the Mustache Challenge in celebration of his spirit and charitable heart.

For more information about KJ’s 2014 Mustache Challenge and the QC Child Abuse Council visit www.kjmustachechallenge.org and www.childabuseqc.org. KJ’s Mustache Challenge is also on Facebook.

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Rotary Club of Davenport Charitable Giving Committee Awards Over $16,000 to Non-Profit Organizations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick Best   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 15:19

October 1, 2014 (Davenport, IA) – On Monday, October 6 at the general membership meeting,
The Rotary Club of Davenport Charitable Giving Committee in partnership with the Davenport
Rotary Board of Directors will award over $16,000 to fund projects and support organizations in
the community and abroad that provide basic human services, serve youth, and meet community
needs. Proceeds generated from the 2nd Annual Rotary Club of Davenport WingFest presented
by M.A. Ford this past June, funded the awards. The following organizations were recommended
by the Charitable Giving Committee and approved by the Board of Directors to receive funding:


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley
Project Title: Triple Play-Team Sports Program
Project Description: Using a nationally proven curriculum, BGCMV will expand their physical
fitness programs for some of the most at-risk youth in the Quad Cities.
Amount Funded: $2,500


Friendly House
Project Title: Childcare Kitchen Update
Project Description: Purchasing a new freezer will provide the opportunity to increase the
quality and delivery of food they offer to their youth program participants
Amount Funded: $2,500


Vera French Community Mental Health Center
Project Title: Hot Meals for Chronically Mentally Ill Persons
Project Description: Hot meals are made and served to adults with chronic mental illness living
in Scott County that attend the Vera French Carol Center.
Amount Funded: $2,000


Camp Shalom
Project Title: Purchase of Mini Van
Project Description: Camp Shalom is in need of a mini van to carry small groups of campers
and staff.
Amount Funded: $1,000

Salvation Army
Project Title: Homeless Shelter Community Bathroom Hand-Dryers
Project Description: Purchase and installation of three electric hand dryers for the Family
Service Center Homeless Shelter’s community meal site and community handicap accessible
bathrooms.
Amount Funded: $1,000


Special Olympics Scott County
Project Title: Uniforms and Equipment for SC Special Olympics Athletes
Project Description: Project will provide team and/or sport specific uniform shirts for Special
Olympics competitions and sports equipment for Special Olympics practice sessions.
Amount Funded: $1,000


Additionally, funds will be used to support Youth Harvest, a partnership between the Rotary Club
of Davenport and the North Scott Rotary that brings together over 200 underprivileged youth to
attend a fall harvest event at Pride of the Wapsi ($1,500). A speaker honorarium donated to
Community Healthcare, Inc. for their Vaccines for Children Program ($1,000), Fire and Medical
Supply Company/H.E.F. ($500), Miles of Smiles Team ($500), Rotary International Grant
($2,500) and the MAC High School Awards ($175).

 
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