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KISS Volunteer Party PDF Print E-mail
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Written by KISS Hope Creek   
Monday, 24 November 2014 14:44

Thanks to all who volunteered to help the public understand the value of  HOPE CREEK in this election. We are having a volunteer thank you party and invite you to attend.

Saturday, Nov 29th at On the Rock

(Previously Martinis On The Rock)

4619 34th St, Rock Island, IL 61201

Pizza Provided 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

(Drinks on your own)

Band starts at 8:00 PM

We will be in the Outside Patio room with the band

 
Camp Courageous Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement To Encourage Giving With a Purpose PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Friday, 21 November 2014 09:43

Camp Courageous has joined #GivingTuesday, a global effort to harness the collective power of charities, families, businesses, and individuals to transform how people participate in the giving season. Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks, Black Friday is for Sales, Cyber Monday is for Getting Deals, and now there is Giving Tuesday. #Giving Tuesday will inspire people to take action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to causes they support and help create a better world.

This year #GivingTuesday takes place on December 2, 2014 - the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Since #GivingTuesday was first celebrated in 2012, the number of organizations participating has increased substantially. Today more than 10,000 organizations have joined the movement, with the help of the United Nations Foundation. Together, these organizations are providing creative ways for people to embrace #GivingTuesday with meaningful results.

The mayors of Cedar Rapids, Monticello, Dyersville, Manchester, Hopkinton, and other communities have signed official proclamations declaring December 2nd "Giving Tuesday".

Camp Courageous has joined #GivingTuesday to help promote the spirit of giving to great causes. For 40 years Camp Courageous has provided recreational and respite opportunities for individuals with disabilities in a unique outdoor recreational setting. Camp Courageous would not exist without the giving spirit of thousands of volunteers and donors.

"Giving Tuesday is a reminder that the spirit of holiday giving is about community, " said Amatullah Richard, Communications Director with Camp Courageous. "The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends, and neighbors is to work together to make sure opportunities are extended to everyone."

To celebrate the spirit of giving, Camp Courageous will feature #UNselfies on the Camp Courageous Facebook page in the days leading up to #GivingTuesday and on December 2nd. #UNselfies are pictures of individuals who volunteer and/or donate holding a sign stating why they give to camp. A sample is attached. Individuals are encouraged to print out an #UNselfie sheet, customize it, and send their own #UNselfie to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be featured on the camp Facebook page.They can access this page by going to:   #GivingTuesday

Since #GivingTuesday was first celebrated in 2012, the number of organizations participating has increased substantially. Today more than 10,000 organizations have joined the movement. With the help of the United Nations Foundation, these organizations are providing creative ways for people to embrace #GivingTuesday with meaningful results.

 
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 www.salvationarmyqc.org

• 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

Participants*:

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.

 
THE RIVERBOAT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AWARDS GRANT TO CHURCHES UNITED PDF Print E-mail
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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 www.CUQCA.org.

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