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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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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Friday, 16 May 2014 08:57

Churches United of the Quad City Area is extremely proud and thankful to announce the award of a grant in the amount of $5,000.00 from the Harold R. Bechtel Charitable Trust to be utilized for our Food Pantries in Scott County.

We are very grateful to the Harold R. Bechtel Charitable Trust for their support in this endeavor.


Royal Neighbors female members continue building a dream for a Habitat home recipient in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Britney Quaale   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:34

(Rock Island, IL)—The dream of a new home for a woman and her family is what drives female members of Royal Neighbors of America to spend a Saturday pounding nails and climbing ladders. “What better way to demonstrate our mission of empowering women than by helping build a house that will become home to a family new to the Quad Cities,” said Cynthia Tidwell, Royal Neighbors President/CEO. “I look forward to working side-by-side with the family and our members to make this dream a reality.”

Approximately 30 women will gather on Saturday, May 17 to continue building a Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities home in Davenport, IA.

WHAT: Habitat build by female employees and members of Royal Neighbors of


WHEN: Saturday, May 17

8 a.m.-noon shift

1-4 p.m. shift

WHERE: 6400 Appomattox St., Davenport, IA

CONTACT: Sarah Reemtsma, (309) 732-8348 or (563) 343-7770

Royal Neighbors’ partnership with Habitat began back in the 90s when it was part of a “blitz build” in Kansas City, MO. Other projects included building homes in Rock Island and Moline, IL, Moorhead, MN, and San Angelo, TX, and sponsoring The First Ladies Build and the Women Building a Legacy project.

Royal Neighbors of America, one of the nation’s largest women-led life insurance organizations, exists for the benefit of its members. It offers insurance products to fulfill financial needs of growth, savings, and protection. Members receive valuable benefits and can participate in volunteer activities through the organization’s local chapters to help make a difference in their communities. The organization’s philanthropic efforts are dedicated to changing women’s lives through its national programs, including the Nation of NeighborsSM Program, and through the Royal Neighbors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Headquartered in Rock Island, IL, with a branch office in Mesa, AZ, Royal Neighbors serves more than 200,000 members and is licensed to do business in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information about Royal Neighbors of America, visit or

call (800) 627-4762.

Quad Cities Organizations Receive Marketing Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ronna Walker-Johnson   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:00
Bettendorf, IA/ May 13th, 2014 – A new consumer directory in the Quad Cities area has made an immediate impact on the mission of many area non-profit organizations.  As a result of being voted a favorite by their raving fans, over a dozen groups are awarded $1,000 each in the form of a “Share the Love” advertising scholarship.  A list of the favorite groups are as follows:


Habitat For Humanity Quad Cities

United Way of Quad Cities Area

American Red Cross

Salvation Army

Humility of Mary Housing, Inc.

Family Resources

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities

Hand in Hand


River Music Experience


World Relief Corp

YouthHope (a ministry of Christian Friendliness)


Locals Love Us recently completed its first annual survey of Quad Cities area locals. The survey discovers the places, businesses and charities locals love the most. To find out more about these great charities and see a complete list of the most-loved places in the area, visit

"It is inspiring to see the great things charities are doing in our community," said Co-Market Owner Tim “Chopper” Shea. "Locals Love Us exists to help people discover the best of their communities – from businesses and entertainment to charities. We’ve had a blast being a part of the Quad Cities community and rewarding charities like these every year is one of the things we love to do."

Locals Love Us ( was founded in 2004 and focuses on delivering a comprehensive collection of a city’s most-loved businesses to its residents. The Sioux Falls, S.D. based company expanded into the Quad Cities area last year and has a strong commitment to strengthening the communities where it does business.


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