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Great March for Climate Action PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ed Fallon   
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 15:39
Today we announced the route for next year's eight-month coast-to-coast march for climate action. We're delighted at the story in today's Des Moines Register. Please help spread the word by sharing the article with your local media, your personal contacts, and on Facebook. Also, please check out the map of the route and list of cities. We welcome any feedback as we further refine the details.


I am grateful to our awesome staff for pulling this together so quickly. We received excellent input and guidance from people across the country, too. Thanks to all of you as well.

In today's press release, March Route Coordinator, Courtney Kain, writes, "We now turn our attention to the challenge of figuring out logistics, such as feeding marchers, transporting gear, providing portable bathroom, laundry and shower facilities, and showcasing the sustainable practices we need to embrace if America is to grapple successfully with the climate crisis. As we continue to build a strong foundation for this March, by mid-summer we'll be well-positioned to actively recruit marchers."

Thanks again for getting us this far. We have a long way to go, of course. But establishing the march route is an accomplishment we can all celebrate.

Ed

 
CHRISTIAN CARE RECEIVES GRANT FROM ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL WELCOME CLUB PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:07

Rock Island, IL – The Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club has awarded a $500 grant to help Christian Care publicize information about those veterans who reside at Christian Care’s rescue mission, the various benefits Christian Care provides them, and news and events that pertain to veterans.

“Christian Care is grateful to the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club for supporting those veterans we serve on a daily basis,” said Dr. Elaine Winter, Christian Care’s executive director. “On any given day, up to 35% of the men residing at our rescue mission are veterans. This grant will help us disseminate information about these exceptional individuals who deserve our attention, and help those veterans in need.”

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. It serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses.

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.

 
The Salvation Army Announces Two Fund Raisers Over Memorial Day Weekend PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 13:45
Quad Cities, USA:   The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities will be selling good food and tasty treats at two Quad Cities locations on Saturday, May 25th.

The benefits from these fund raisers will be used for local Salvation Army youth programs.

Davenport Location:   Family Thrift Store, 4303 N. Brady Street, Davenport:  10:30A – 5:00P.  Hot Dogs, Brats, Nachos & Cheese, Baked Goods.

Moline Location:     Heritage Temple Corps, 2200 – 5th Avenue, Moline:  10:00A – 3:00P.  Hot Dogs, Chips and a Pop for $3, Baked Goods

For hundreds of Quad-City children, The Salvation Army Corps Community Center is a second home.  And for the 55 children living at the Family Service Center, it is their home.  The Corps Community Centers and the Family Service Center provide children from low-income families the opportunity to play music, learn sports, make new friends, attend summer day camp, and even attend an overnight camp in the beautiful hills of Washburn, IL.  All activities feature life skill and character building, safety and structure.

To learn more about any of The Salvation Army’s programs, and how you might get involved, please call Holly 563-271-7933.   

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Family Dollar Days Kick Off June 3rd PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:43

Quad Cities - The Family Museum, Putnam Museum, Quad City Botanical Center and Moline’s Riverside Aquatic Center, in partnership with The Family Credit Union are pleased to offer $1.00 admission on Mondays this summer!  Beginning June 3rd, and running through August 12th, (5pm – 8pm at Moline’s Riverside Aquatic Center), admission to these four wonderful Quad City amenities will be just $1.00 on Mondays.

With the support of The Family Credit Union, Family Dollar Days will provide guests four unique and fun opportunities each and every Monday between June 3rd and August 12th.  “It is with great pleasure that we have been able to craft a program with these four wonderful facilities where there is family fun and exciting opportunities in Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline and Rock Island”, states Kris Lundquist of The Family Credit Union.  “We are excited to be able to support the community this way, and showcase four of the Quad City’s best attractions”, stated Lundquist.

Also, as a great new incentive this year, each participating venue is pleased to offer extended discounts and coupons!  Visit familycu.com/fun for full details.

For contact information, driving directions or more information, the community is encouraged to visit www.familycu.com, or to call the four venues directly.  Group bookings, theatre admission, blockbuster exhibits, and services where added staff/volunteers are necessary will incur applicable charges.

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Ballet Quad Cities and Birdies for Charity PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:55
As Ballet Quad Cities completes another season of bringing the excitement of professional dance to our community and beyond, we would like to take a moment to share some highlights of the past year with you, our biggest fans and greatest supporters.

During Season 2012-2013:

  • we began a partnership with Orchestra Iowa to provide live music accompaniment at The Nutcracker & Cinderella performances in both   Cedar Rapids and Davenport;
  • more dancers were added to the company;
  • our professional dancers presented in-school interactive health & wellness outreach to 2,385 students at 30 schools, and 6,075 students from the     Quad City area attended a live ballet performance;
  • Ballet Quad Cities was a leading partner in C.A.R.E. - QC (Connecting Anti-Bullying Resources & Education in the Quad Cities)     which addresses bullying in our community and helping with solutions;
  • Iowa Public Television filmed our Nutcracker and Cinderella performances at the Adler for future airing;
  • our audiences increased over last year due in part to an increase in promotions;
  • we added a Development Director to the staff in order to increase awareness and contributions to continue our growth;
  • 100% more students from Frances Willard Elementary school will participate in our after-school program  "Dance With the Stars" - twice the number of students that participated last year.

THANK YOU for the time, treasure, and talent you have given to Ballet Quad Cities, whether it was recently or at some point in the past.  With a very successful season ending - and a marvelous season on the horizon - we wanted to ask for your renewed or continued support through the Birdies for Charity program.  We cannot do what we do without the generosity of community members like you!

Chip in for your Charity and for your chance to wina 2013 Chevy Equinox!
When you chip in to help area charities, like Ballet Quad Cities, you can win great prizes.  But Ballet Quad Cities will be the real winner  That's because we receive every single penny from this program, plus a bonus from the Birdies for Charity Fund which historically has been a 5 - 10% match!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Simply make a one-time flat donation OR pledge one cent or more per birdie.
After the tournament, you'll be mailed a notice of your pledge amount due.
To enter the contest, guess the number of birdies that will actually be made by Tour Pros during the John Deere Classic, July 10 - 14, 2013.  A grand prize will be given to the person who guesses the correct number.  In case of ties, winners will be randomly selected.
Only guesses made on the official pledge form will be accepted.
No photocopies.  No exceptions.
Contact Ballet Quad Cities to receive an official pledge form.
309.786.3779 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For complete contest rules and prizes, CLICK HERE
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR PLEDGE TO BALLET QUAD CITIES IS JULY 5TH
How many birdies will be scored during the tournament this year?
Here is a history of birdies scored (YEAR)
1879 (2004)                     1863 (2007) 2010 (2010)
2124 (2005)                     1921 (2008)                  2160 (2011)
1974 (2006)                     1914 (2009)                  2113 (2012)

 
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