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Scott Country Regional Authority Supports Local Shelter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:01

Rock Island, IL – The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) has awarded Christian Care with a $6,100 grant, which will provide for new shelves in a food pantry at the domestic violence shelter, and new kitchen ware for its homeless rescue mission.

Christian Care is transforming the lives of homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illness. Its two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to those in need. Its services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the goal of nourishing the bodies, minds, hearts and souls of the men, women and children who come seeking a new way of life. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care crisis hotline any hour of the day or night at (309) 788-2273.

Volunteers Wanted PDF Print E-mail
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Written by King's Harvest   
Monday, 19 May 2014 14:00




Please help so we can stay open that day.

Questions call 563-570-4536

Donations needed for the 2nd Fiddle Sale! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Monday, 19 May 2014 09:31

Don't miss this year's 2nd Fiddle Sale in its new home in the former Moline Public Library at 504 17th Street in Moline! For 30 years, Volunteers for Symphony has been hosting the area's largest sale of gently used items to support the education programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

This is your opportunity to buy from an enormous selection of furniture, home furnishings, antiques, jewelry, furs, clothing, books, toys, games, sports equipment, collectibles, and art pieces, to name just a few. The site will begin accepting donations on May 13. Click here for a complete listing of drop-off times.

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Written by Angela Gallagher   
Monday, 19 May 2014 09:08

Bucktown Wine Walk May 30th Supports National Alliance on Mental Illness

DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 16, 2014) – The artists of Bucktown Center for the Arts will host a Final Friday Wine Walk Friday May 30, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 225 East Second Street, Davenport. Guests may purchase a hand-painted wine glass for $20, which entitles them to a wine tasting featuring five featured wines and light snacks. Musicians Donnie Schold and Alicia Whitfield will perform. RSVPs are welcome at:

Participating galleries will donate a percentage of their sales during the Wine Walk to sponsor NAMIWalk 2014, a signature fundraising event for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Mississippi Valley. This 34-year old affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization provides free education and support programs locally to individuals and families living with mental illness. NAMI’s efforts complement the work of mental health professionals by helping families and caregivers provide a strong support network to individuals living with mental illness.

“This is a great way for Bucktown to celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness Month and to kick off the NAMIWalk fundraising season,” says Pat Bereskin, an art educator and owner of Atom studio + gallery at Bucktown. “We are partnering with this organization because, as artists, we’ve witnessed the positive benefits of art therapy for persons recovering from mental illness. In fact, I’m working with returning veterans who have PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health issues in an art class.”

NAMIWalk 2014 is scheduled for September 13 at Centennial Park in Davenport. For further information on NAMIWalk, please visit

About Bucktown Center for the Arts
Bucktown is a component of Midcoast Fine Arts, a Quad-City nonprofit organization focused on stimulating our community’s cultural and economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. The Center is made up of a dozen unique shops and studios where you can purchase creative, unusual and useable works or art created by local artists. Contact the Center at or 563-424-1210.

About NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is a 34-year old affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI advocates for early identification, and access to treatment and recovery supports. NAMI provides free programs for individuals living with mental illness and their families that accelerate recovery and prevent further harm. Their programs complement the work of our local mental health professionals. NAMI serves families in Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties in Illinois, as well as Clinton, Scott and Muscatine counties in Iowa. Contact NAMI at or 563-322-8870.



Modern Woodmen Youth Hosts Bake Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Friday, 16 May 2014 12:31

Rock Island, IL – Julianne Hardy and a Modern Woodmen Youth Service Club are hosting a bake sale on Monday, May 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Walgreens, Eastern Avenue and East Kimberly Road in Davenport. All funds will be matched up to $500 by Modern Woodmen of America and proceeds will benefit Christian Care in Rock Island.

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