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Written by Linda Martin   
Thursday, 14 March 2013 15:36

A grants submission deadline has been announced by the Moline Community Foundation. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply if they serve the citizens of Moline and the surrounding region, including the Quad Cities. All materials necessary to receive funds are due in The Moline Foundation offices by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 or must be postmarked by or on Monday, April 15, 2013.

Any non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, including those who have never received Moline Foundation funding in the past, is welcome to apply.

An application should consist of eleven copies of a written request stating the name and address of the organization, its mission, names and addresses of Board members, income and expense statement, balance sheet, and the specific purpose for which any money received would be used including a project budget. The name, telephone number, and email of a contact person must also be included. The requested materials should be mailed according to the above deadline. If you need further information, please call Linda Martin at the Moline Foundation at (309) 764-4193. The Moline Foundation offices are located at the Deere-Wiman House, 817 11th Avenue, Moline.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, workforce development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region in both Iowa and Illinois. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and works with citizens to achieve their dreams to improve the community.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton To Host Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kellie Hillis   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 15:07

National Mentoring Network Looks to Top $21 million in Donations, including $10,000 goal in Clinton County


Clinton, IA (February 22, 2013) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s biggest annual fundraiser, which raises money needed to carefully pair volunteer mentors with children who face adversity in staff-supported, long-term mentoring friendships.

After more than 40 years, Bowl for Kids’ Sake has become Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest national fundraiser, engaging more than a half million people across the country.  Participants solicit pledges from friends and family to raise funds to support the mentoring network’s nearly 360 local affiliates.  The organization raised more than $21 million nationally last year and hopes to top that in 2013.  After raising over $10,000 last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton is looking to raise even more this season.

“Bowl for Kids’ Sake brings the whole community together in support of a positive future for our kids,” said Kellie Hillis, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton. “No matter how someone chooses to be involved—bowler, sponsor or volunteer—each person has a hand in helping to start a child on the right path. Every dollar raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake directly funds our mentoring programs in Clinton county and Fulton, IL and helps to maintain and sustain our mentoring relationships, increasing kids chances for success.”

Donor funds, such as those raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake, enable Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide careful mentoring matching and ongoing staff support that keeps one-to-one relationships going strong long-term to help youth overcome adversity to achieve lifelong success. As the nation’s largest mentoring network, the organization holds itself accountable for helping children achieve positive measurable outcomes including educational success, avoidance of risky and delinquent behaviors, improved relationships, higher aspirations and greater confidence.

This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake will be April 20, 2013 at Plaza Bowl in Clinton, Iowa.  Bowlers can sign up at or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton makes a difference in the lives of children and youth and empowers them to realize their highest potential by providing professionally guided one-to-one relationships with caring adults.  Through mentoring, we positively impact individuals, families, schools and communities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.  Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches in building safe, enduring relationships.  With about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer or join a BFKS event near you at


Please help BiState Literacy Council make some money and spend some money! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Layton   
Friday, 08 March 2013 15:57
First you can help us make money by coming to the BSLC Trivia Night this Saturday 3/9 at the Rock in Coal Valley.  Reservations not needed. Individual players welcome.

Next you can help us spend some money by applying for funding that will help you improve  the literacy of those you serve (application attached) or by sharing this message with someone who may want to apply. More info. is below:

BiState Literacy Council is now accepting funding requests from literacy-related programs. These requests of up to $500.00 can be for support materials or any literacy program needs not included in a regular budget. Literacy programs can serve anyone from preschool to adult. Schools are welcome to apply but it can't be for materials that are required for the regular curriculum. The Request form is attached. You may complete and email back to me or fax to number below or mail to BSLC PO Box 1602 Bettendorf IA, 52722-1602  Completed requests must be returned (post marked) no later than March 31st.

Discovery Shop Celebrates 25 years of fighting cancer PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Friday, 08 March 2013 14:31
The Bettendorf Discovery Shop will mark our 25th anniversary on Thursday, March 14th.  We are excited to celebrate the volunteers, donors, and shoppers that have made the Discovery Shop such a great fundraising success.  

One of the ways that we will be celebrating on Thursday will be with the start of our Jewelry Trunk Show event.  All of the beautiful items that we have been saving will help to make the shop look its best for our anniversary.  Jewelry of all kinds, jewelry boxes, plus a donation of over 1000 pieces of Avon jewelry will make it an event worth seeing.

We want to say “Thank You” to the generous supporters that the Discovery Shop has had over the years, without their help our success would not have been possible.  

Other Discovery Shop facts:

·        The first Discovery Shop in Iowa opened for business in Bettendorf on April 13, 1988, after Frank Folwell and Angie Tavegia volunteered to take on the project of opening a local Discovery Shop.

·        The Discovery Shop gladly accepts donations of gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, and decorating items for the home.  

·        All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society to support programs of research, education, advocacy, and patient care.  
·        The shop is staffed by a manager and a group of about 70 volunteers, (several of whom were a part of originally starting the shop) who clean and iron each piece of clothing, sort all of the donations that come in, put together displays, help all of our customers, and many other tasks.  It is a group effort that has been a success thanks to everyone that donates time, items, and of course to our loyal customers.

·        With the generosity of the donors and volunteers the Bettendorf shop has raise over $3 million dollars since the doors were opened.  The goal for 2013 is to raise over $345,000.00 for the American Cancer Society.  

·        Shop hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.  

·        The store is located at 2397 Cumberland Sq. Dr., Bettendorf, or we can be found  on Facebook at

Having cancer is hard.  Finding help shouldn't be.  
If you or a loved one has a question or concern about cancer, call your American Cancer Society anytime day or night for information, day-to-day help, or emotional support.  We are here for you at 1.800.223.2345 or

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kaaba Shriners   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:28

Kaaba Shriners & Templar Chapter DeMolay Joint Fundraiser:

Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, March 30, 2013

4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

To support the Kaaba & DeMolay Budget

Masonic Center

511 Veterans Memorial Parkway

Davenport, IA 52807

*Tickets are available in the Shrine Office.  Adults $5.00, Children ages 5 to 12 are $3.00, Children 4 & under are FREE.

*Please call the Shrine Office before March 27th to make ticket reservations at 563-386-2526.

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