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American Cancer Society Bettendorf Discovery Shop to host 21st Annual Cookbook Event Thursday, April 4th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Monday, 25 March 2013 13:42
The Bettendorf Discovery Shop invites you to join them Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th for their 21st annual cookbook and kitchenware event.  

We will have hundreds and hundreds new and vintage cookbooks, china, dishes, linens, and many other kitchen items.   We have also received a wonderful collection of new and vintage milk bottles, bottle carriers, and other dairy related items that will be included in this event.  

If you love to cook, or know someone that does, this will be the perfect day for you to shop at the Discovery Shop.  If you have cookbooks or cooking related items that you would like to donate for this event we would be happy to have them.

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items donated by the community and staffed by over 100 volunteers.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy.

Donations are accepted anytime the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available.  Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm., Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm. and Saturday from10 am to 4 pm.

Fundraiser to Fight Huntington’s disease. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Karen Brown   
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:41
Cedar Rapids, IA – The HDSA Iowa Chapter will host a Hoop a Thon on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 1 – 4 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids YMCA. This event will raise funds to support Huntington’s disease (HD) research and provide support and care for HD patients and their families. Staff from the HD Center of Excellence at the University of Iowa will be on hand to visit with anyone interested, as well and the HDSA Iowa Board of Directors.

The Hoop-A-Thon is centered on a free-throw shooting contest. Fundraisers stand at the free-throw line and make as many shots as they can in 5 minutes, individually or in teams of 5. Prizes will be awarded as well as a nice prize for the top fundraiser! There will also be a silent auction featuring items donated by local businesses, concessions and a jump house for the kids! It’s a fun time for the entire family!

Huntington’s disease is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no effective treatment or cure. HD slowly diminishes the affected individual’s ability to walk, think, talk and reason. Eventually, the person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care. Huntington’s disease profoundly affects the lives of entire families – emotionally, socially and economically.

The HDSA, a national non-profit health agency, promotes and supports research to find a cure for HD and provides vital support, information and educational services to improve the lives of those affected by HD. The HDSA also funds 21 Centers of Excellence throughout the United States. The funds raised in Iowa, will have a profound impact for the HDSA Center of Excellence at the University Of Iowa Carver College Of Medicine. The Iowa COE is one of the top HD centers in the country.

You won’t want to miss this fun family event and also have the opportunity to help with this very worthwhile organization!

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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.

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