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The Salvation Army 2014 Angel Tree Toy Collection Underway PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:03

November 19, 2014 (Quad Cities) – The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Toy Collection is underway. Paper angel tags listing the age, gender and toy ideas are available at these locations:

CURRENTLY: All four Quad Cities area Wal-Marts and Schnucks Market

STARTING Friday, November 28th: NorthPark Mall in the JCPenney Court and SouthPark Mall in the von Maur Court. Hours will be 11am – 8pm Monday through Saturday, and 11pm – 5pm on Sunday.

Community members are encouraged to purchase a toy and bring it to the Angel Tree sites so that a less fortunate child will have a happy Christmas morning. This annual program provides new toys for 3,000 children whose families have a hard time adding Christmas gifts to their budget.

Anyone wanting to participate can select an angel tag from the tree and purchase a gift for a child. New, unwrapped toys for a child, along with the original tag can be returned to any Angel Tree location. The last day you can choose an angel is December 15 to allow time for distribution by The Salvation Army.

Major Gary A. Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator, states, “The Salvation Army is very dedicated to helping parents maintain a sense of normalcy and dignity so Christmas can truly be a blessed event for their family. This small gesture of purchasing a toy for a child can help to make another person’s life less overwhelming.”

To make a tax deductible contribution to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign:

• Visit

• Call 800-SAL-ARMY

• Send a check or money order payable to The Salvation Army to: 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Donations collected during the Red Kettle Campaign are used for the following services: 80,000 freshly prepared meals served and 31,000 nights of shelter provided at the Family Service Center; 2,300 Christmas Food Boxes for families and individuals and 6,000 toys for children in need; nursing home visits to lonely seniors; and weekly character building programs serving hundreds of Quad Cities youth, and much, much more.

Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter Acknowledge the Kehl Family and Announce Community Challenge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sandi Burrichter   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:43

Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter invite you to a Press Conference:

To acknowledge the 5 year donation of the Kehl Management group to Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter and discuss current financial demands of both agencies and the means needed to assure shelter for those experiencing homelessness in our community. Humility of Mary will announce a challenge to the Quad City community to match the Kehl donation over the next five years.

Date: Thursday November 20, 2014

Time: 11:30 am

Place: Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc., 1016 West 5th Street, Davenport, Iowa


Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba

Rhymn City Casino General Manager Mo Hyder

Bobby Kehl, a member of Kehl Management

Humility of Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter Executive Director Julie Bockenstedt

Humility of Mary Shelter Program Director Cindi Gramenz

*Participants will be available for questions after the Press Conference

The purpose of this press conference is to publicly thank the Kehl family and to raise awareness in the community of the important services provided by HMSI and HMHI. Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter hope to inspire and challenge Quad City citizens and businesses to match the Kehl donation each year with new and increased donations. The Kehl contribution is $50,000 a year for both Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter. Over the course of five (5) years, each agency will receive $250,000.

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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:10

Churches United of the Quad City Area has received a $25,000.00 grant from The Riverboat Development Authority, in support of its Hunger Program the Quad City Area.

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 26 food pantries and 3 hot meal sites, Churches United also operates Winnie’s Place, a shelter for women (with or without children) who are homeless and/or victims of domestic violence. For information about services offered, or ways to support Churches United, call 563-332-5002, or visit our website at


A Surprise Check for $2,250 Will Help Milan Woman Continue To Use Wedding Dresses to Ease the Pain of Losing a Child PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynnette Tarchinski   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 16:33
There are no words to describe the pain of losing a child, but Jayna Lindell of Milan, IL, has found a way to help. She makes infant burial gowns from donated wedding dresses. Royal Neighbors of America will now help Jayna by surprising her with a check for $2,250 from its Nation of NeighborsSM Program to expand her efforts and comfort even more families.

Jayna lost her daughter, Lila, at birth. When Lila was brought to her, the baby was wearing a boy's outfit. Jayna didn't want other parents to have that type of lasting impression so she began donating dresses to area hospitals. Today, she is turning her idea into a non-profit, Lila's Dresses, through which she and other volunteers create hand-made burial gowns from wedding dresses. The gowns are gift-wrapped and include a special note from Jayna.

What: $2,250 check presentation to Jayna Lindell

Where:  MVP Collision Repair, 300 W. 10th Avenue, Milan, IL

When: Thursday, Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Lynnette Tarchinski, (563) 340-7419

Media is invited to attend: meet in the MVP parking lot at 4:15 p.m.

Focusing on its history of standing strong for women, Royal Neighbors has given more than $1.5 million to nearly 1,200 families and individuals in reaching their goals and rebuilding their lives through its Nation of Neighbors Program. The program, which was launched in 2007, demonstrates Royal Neighbors' vision of protecting women financially and empowering them to improve their lives, families, and communities, the philosophy on which Royal Neighbors was founded more than a century ago.

Through the 2014 program, determined women of strength and courage are empowered with financial assistance to achieve their full potential, realize a sense of renewed personal growth, and give back to their communities.

Royal Neighbors of America, one of the nation's largest women-led life insurance organizations, empowers women to meet the needs of their families with annuities and life insurance products such as whole life, term, final expense, and universal life. One of the most financially secure insurance carriers in the industry, it has the financial strength and stability to ensure its nearly 200,000 members are protected when the expected, and unexpected, happen. In addition to insurance products, Royal Neighbors provides member benefits at no additional cost which currently include scholarship opportunities, health and retail discounts, and participation in volunteer activities that give back to communities through the organization's local chapters. Royal Neighbors' philanthropic efforts are dedicated to changing women's lives through its national programs, including the Nation of NeighborsSM Program, and through the Royal Neighbors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Royal Neighbors is headquartered in Rock Island, IL, with a branch office in Mesa, AZ. For more information, visit or call (800) 627-4762.

Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa Thirty-fourth Annual Cent-A-Gallon Day Wednesday, November 26, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:49

The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa are launching their thirty-fourth annual Cent-A-Gallon Day for Camp Courageous on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.  One-cent out of every gallon of petroleum product sold on the day before Thanksgiving by participating marketers will go to Camp Courageous.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreation and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. Run on donations, nearly 7,000 are served annually.

On this day, participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores will give thanks by contributing one-cent from every gallon of petroleum product to Camp Courageous. “The day before Thanksgiving was picked 34-years ago,” according to Charlie Becker, the camp’s executive director, “because both Camp Courageous and the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores felt we have an awful lot to be thankful for and it was the perfect time to give thanks for all our blessings.”  

Posters will be displayed in the windows of participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores to distinguish them as participants.  The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa encourage everyone to join with their local petroleum marketer to give thanks this Thanksgiving, by helping Camp Courageous on the day before.


We are encouraging the media throughout the state to once again get involved with their local petroleum marketer and convenience stores by pumping gas or cleaning windows on Cent-A-Gallon Day. This gives the customer, an advertiser (or potential advertiser), and families in need, a good feeling about your interest in helping Iowa’s nearly 7,000 individuals with disabilities that come to camp each year. Thank you for your consideration.

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