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CHRISTIAN CARE RECEIVES FUNDING from the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in America PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Friday, 14 March 2014 08:04
Rock Island – Christian Care is pleased to announce it has received a $1,000 grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to help support its emergency feeding program. Funds will be used to help feed the hundreds of individuals who visit its Community Meal Site every year.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. The organization serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illness.

Christian Care's community meal site is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you know of someone in need, call Christian Care's crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.

 
CAMP COURAGEOUS DAY AT MONTICELLO PIZZA RANCH SATURDAY, MARCH 15th, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Friday, 14 March 2014 07:45
MONTICELLO - Thanks to the generosity of the Monticello Pizza Ranch owners, Brad and Shirley Davis, Camp Courageous will be receiving half of the gross receipts from the Monticello Pizza Ranch on Saturday March 15th. For example, if a customer purchased $20 in pizza and pop, $10 goes to camp. The benefit applies to dine-in, carry-out, and delivery; but it does not apply to gift certificates.

This annual event has become a “win-win” situation for the customers of Pizza Ranch. The customer enjoys a wonderful meal and at the same time half of everything they spend at the Monticello Pizza Ranch will go to benefit over 6,500 special needs campers that are served at Camp Courageous each year. Pizza Ranch is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. They will be featuring their wonderful buffet from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Camp Courageous’ board members, staff, and volunteers will be providing extra assistance during this special day.

Brad Davis, Monticello Pizza Ranch owner, commented, “We are happy to be able to do this for Camp Courageous. Since the Pizza Ranch has been in Monticello, we have had a wonderful relationship with the camp. We admire the dedication and work Camp Courageous does for those with special needs.”

The Pizza Ranch is located at 505 East Oak St, Monticello. For more information contact Brad Davis, owner, or Will Turner, manager at Pizza Ranch at 319/465-6000 or Sharon at Camp Courageous at 319/465-5916 (Extension 2200).
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Camp Courageous
12007 190th ST PO Box 418
Monticello IA 52310-0418
www.campcourageous.org

For more information contact:
Monticello’s Pizza Ranch 319/465-6000
Brad Davis, Owner/Will Turner, Manager or
Camp Courageous (319) 465-5916 ext. 2200
Sharon Roller sharon@campcourageous.org

 
BE MORE – BECOME A WQPT/PBS AMBASSADOR PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:02

MOLINE, IL -- Area college students who enjoy public television, along with volunteering, may wish to consider becoming a WQPT/PBS Ambassador. 

 

The program provides an opportunity for students to represent public television at a variety of events throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Ambassadors are an extension of the WQPT volunteer force representing the station at fairs, community and fundraising events, as well as on television, according to WQPT General Manager Mary Pruess. 

 

"Serving as a WQPT Ambassador is the perfect way for students to fulfill volunteerism requirements, while making a difference in the community," said Pruess added. 

 

For more information and to obtain an application by the April 18 deadline, visit wqpt.org/involved. More information is also available by calling (309) 796-2424.  

 

WQPT has been serving eastern Iowa and western Illinois for 30 years and is a media service of Western Illinois University.

 

 

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The Arc of the Quad Cities Announces new event, the Spring Gala to take place April 11 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Wright   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:12
Rock Island, IL – Spring is in the air….let’s celebrate! The Arc of the Quad Cities Area is celebrating Spring with an “Evening of Achieving,” a Gala in celebration of The Arc’s accomplishments, its supporters, and the people it serves. The evening’s festivities take place on Friday, April 11th at The University Club QC in Moline starting at 6:00 p.m. Featuring great food, entertainment and auctions including a chance to bid on a week-long beachside condo stay in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida. All proceeds to benefit The Arc of the Quad Cities Area.

Tickets are $35.00 individual or $60.00 for a couple and are available online. Go to www.arcqca.org to register or call (309) 786-6474.

Sponsored by SE National Bank, WHBF News Channel 4, Quad Cities Iowa Realty-Moline, Doyle & Keenan, P.C.


 
Optimists Club Recognizes Christian Care with Outstanding Service Award PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lindsey Lobur   
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 13:34

Rock Island, IL – On January 29th, the Davenport Evening Optimists Club presented Christian Care with their Outstanding Service Award for successful achievement in working with the youth and community of the Quad Cities Area. Kris Hull Houghton, Christian Care’s Domestic Violence Shelter Manager, was on site to speak to the group and accepted the award on behalf of the organization. The Davenport Evening Optimists Club, much like other Optimists Clubs worldwide, works with individuals and organizations supporting causes in their local area by raising funds for agencies that help children.

“Christian Care’s Children’s Advocacy Program has been working and advocating for children for over six years, and it is gratifying to see that our work within the community is being recognized for the difference that it makes,” says Kris Hull Houghton. Christian Care’s Domestic Violence Shelter through its Children’s Advocacy Program offers counseling, legal advocacy, tutoring, and parenting and support services to children who have either witnessed or experienced domestic violence. If you wish to support the Children’s Advocacy Program, send a donation to Christian Care at PO Box 4176, Rock Island Illinois, 61204.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. The organization serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illness.

Christian Care's community meal site is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you know of someone in need, call Christian Care's crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.


 
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