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25th Annual Square Dance Benefit for Camp Courageous PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky Melchert   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:17
Monticello, IA-- On Sunday, October 12, 2014, The East Central Federation and Cedar Valley Callers Association will sponsor the 25th Annual Square Dance Benefit for Camp Courageous. The calling begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. in the main lodge of Camp Courageous.

Callers and cuers from all over eastern Iowa and the surrounding areas are invited. Dance clubs as well as individuals and couples are welcome to enjoy the afternoon dancing or just observing in the spacious camp lodge. Tours will be available for anyone interested in seeing all that camp has to offer. Admission fee is a donation to camp. Participants are asked to bring cookies or a snack to share. Beverages are provided.

Located near Monticello IA, Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with mental and physical disabilities. The camp was built and continues to operate on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. The camp serves nearly 7,000 individuals with special needs annually.


The Zoofari silent auction is now open and everybody can browse and bid - even if you aren't attending Zoofari! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Niabi Zoo   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:25

Click here to view the silent auction items

Bid from home from your computer, tablet or text your bids with your cell phone. It's easy and fun and gives you a way to support future exhibits at Niabi Zoo.

Here's How It Works

Click here for the auction website

Click the orange Register for Auction button near the top of the screen and follow the simple instructions. You will be asked to provide your cell number and credit card. You will ONLY be charged if you donate or win an auction item. There is no fee to browse or register.

Cool Bidding Features

Receive text messages showing when you've been outbid, reply with a higher bid or set your maximum bid.

To set your maximum bid, enter the item number, your maximum bid amount, and the letter M to indicate the maximum you are willing to bid. The system will automatically bid for you until you win or your max is met. To check the status of your bids, reply to any Qtego text with the word STATUS and send. You'll receive a text showing items on which you are the current high bidder.

Zoofari Attendees

Sign up for the auction in advance or see any Qtego staffer in a bright orange t-shirt upon arriving at Zoofari if you need assistance.

Be sure to fully charge your cell phone!

You can use your cell phone at Zoofari to purchase 2013 Honda Fit Sport raffle tickets for $25 each (donated by Zimmerman Honda), take a 1 in 100 chance to win a $1,500 diamond from Necker's Jewelers for only $40, or fund a need at any level of giving to support future exhibits at the zoo. By registering through Qtego for your purchases, check out is a breeze.

Be sure to check out the live auction items by clicking here. Several group trips are available so contact your friends about bidding together for a fantastic getaway!

Dress is casual for the event and the tent will be heated. Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes for walking on grass.

Bring your charged up phone. Bring your appetite. And bring your friends to Zoofari for a fun night to support Niabi Zoo. The event starts at 6 pm.

Tickets are $100 each and still available by clicking here.

Tables of 8 are $800 and a VIP table with bottle service is $1,000.

The Salvation Army Announces they are Ready for Volunteer Sign Up PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:50

Soon you’ll be hearing the bells again!

Quad Cities: The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities is seeking energetic individuals and groups to spread Christmas cheer as volunteer bell ringers for the 2014 Red Kettle Campaign. Ringing sites are available in Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Silvis and Milan.

Beginning Wednesday, October 1st, interested volunteers can register by going online to or by calling Patty Mixdorf at 563-570-2072. Volunteer shifts are two hours at a variety of ringing locations; some locations offer in-door bell ringing. Bell ringing shifts are available from Nov. 7 through Dec. 24, excluding Sundays.

Those who are unable to volunteer their time as a bell ringer this Christmas season, but wish to support The Salvation Army can sponsor a kettle for $100 per day.

Funds collected at the red kettles go toward The Salvation Army’s 2014 Red Kettle Campaign. Donations collected will allow The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities to continue to Do the Most Good® by providing shelter, clothing, meals, and a wide range of programs and emergency services throughout the year to those in need within the community.

To make a tax deductible contribution to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign:

• Visit

• 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 and 5,000 toys for families and individuals in need; nursing home visits to lonely seniors; and weekly character building programs serving hundreds of Quad Cities youth, and much, much more.


Fall Fundraiser for Food Pantry PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Friday, 26 September 2014 11:13
As a kickoff to the student hunger drive season, the artists of Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport will be hosting a fall fundraiser on behalf of the food pantry on Friday, September 25th from 6-9 p.m.  A percentage of the sales from this night will go to the Central Community Circle food pantry.  There is no cost for the event, but any donations of hygiene products or non-perishable food items will be greatly appreciated.

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Written by Mary Schenck   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:46

American Cancer Society plans unique fundraiser for dogs, owners

Davenport, Iowa) – The fight against cancer has gone to the dogs as the American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life event takes place this October. Area pooches, with owners in tow, will take to the track to dig up a cure for cancer. Bark For Life adds a twist to the Society’s traditional Relay For Life event, serving as a fundraising activity to honor the care-giving qualities of canine companions while supporting the mission of the American Cancer Society.

This noncompetitive walk is planned for October 4, 2014 at Centennial Park, Davenport Iowa and will include an opening ceremony at 9:00am. Our Honorary Dog Team K-9 Deker and K9 Hawk will lead our first lap followed by best dressed contests, vender booths and demos from QC police.

“Many pet owners consider their dogs a part of their family, especially those furry friends who lend a great amount of comfort and support during a loved one’s cancer battle,” said Mary Schenck. “Bark For Life is the canine counterpart to Relay For Life, a very family friendly movement that celebrates our canine caregivers, just as we honor other family members who support their loved ones who are fighting cancer during Relay For Life.”

Event organizers are still recruiting dogs and their owners to take part in this year’s Bark For Life. To register, contact Mary at 563-503-0068 or visit

A special thanks to the generosity of our 2014 presenting sponsor Nestle’ Purina as well as the community support for this year’s event

Funds raised through Bark For Life support the American Cancer Society’s comprehensive cancer-fighting mission to help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, to help people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis, to find cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery, and to fight back against cancer by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.


The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, an estimated 13.7 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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