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Camp Courageous Annual Fruitcake Sales PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pam Mayo   
Monday, 12 November 2012 15:24
Monticello, IA—The Camp Courageous Fruitcake Sale is underway. Over 75 locations have these delicious fruitcakes. Posters will be displayed in the windows of participating businesses or one can go online to get the latest location updates at

These scrumptious one-pound cakes sell for $10.00. They do not contain citron or alcohol and make wonderful holiday gifts. They need to be stored, cut and served frozen. Fruitcakes will be sold at the various outlets from November through December. The cakes are also available at Camp Courageous or can be ordered online at the camp website. Camp will ship anywhere in the United States.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.  The camp was built and continues to run on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. The camp will serve over 6,000 individuals with special needs this year.


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Written by Anne Fairchild McVey   
Monday, 12 November 2012 13:44
King’s Harvest is desperate for volunteers this winter to help with their overflow shelter for the homeless. The organization will have a Volunteer Training and Sign-up Meeting Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at 824 W. 3rd Street in Downtown Davenport. Please enter through the front door.

Individuals will be given training and an opportunity to sign up to volunteer for check-in (8:45-10:30 pm) and overnight. The organization also needs individuals to supply sandwiches to help feed the homeless.

King’s Harvest is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that serves the poor and homeless in the Quad Cities and is located in Downtown Davenport. They offer the following services to the less fortunate: hot meals, shelters, clothing, groceries, pet assistance, and various other emergency needs.
If you would like more information about this or any of King’s Harvest Ministries, please call Chris Dunn at 309-798-3776.

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CHRISTIAN CARE RECEIVES GRANT The Amy Helpenstell Foundation Supports Domestic Violence Shelter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Monday, 12 November 2012 13:30
Rock Island, IL – The Amy Helpenstell Foundation has awarded a three-year funding commitment to Christian Care’s domestic violence shelter in Rock Island. “We are thrilled not only to have been invited to apply, but also to have been selected as a three-year grant recipient,” said Dr. Elaine Winter, Christian Care’s Executive Director. “This grant from the Amy Helpenstell Foundation will allow us to help residents permanently transform their lives through counseling and case management. Like Christian Care, the Amy Helpenstell Foundation has helped thousands of Quad Citians over the years, and we deeply thank the Amy Helpenstell Foundation’s board for its generosity.”

The mission of Christian Care’s domestic violence shelter is to empower abused women and children to desire and achieve a new and independent way of life while keeping them safe, warm, fed and clothed. By providing basic needs, professional counseling, holistic case management, advocacy, and access to community resources, Christian Care seeks to end the cycle of abuse and offers an opportunity for women to lead a successful new life.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. Through its mission of providing safe shelter, support and resources, Christian Care empowers both the homeless and survivors of domestic violence to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives. Christian Care’s two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for men—serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour of the day or night at 309/788-2273.

For more information about Christian Care, please visit its web site at or its Facebook at

Red Kettle Kick Off Event Friday 6:30pm-NorthPark Mall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Monday, 12 November 2012 09:10
2012 Red Kettle Campaign Kick‐Off

Friday, November 9, 2012, 6:30pm


Quad City Arts partners with the Illinois Arts Council inviting Illinois High Schools to Participate in Poetry Out Loud PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tracy White   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:46

Free national program implemented statewide by the Illinois Arts Council & Regional Partners in Alton, Carbondale, Champaign, Chicago, the Quad Cities, Springfield, Rockford Areas to award more than $100k in the 2011-2012 Academic Year.

The Illinois Arts Council, Quad City Arts and other regional partners statewide invite all Illinois high schools to participate in the 2012-13 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a free national program created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Now entering its 6th year of national competition, Poetry Out Loud has inspired hundreds of thousands of students to discover a broad spectrum of classic and contemporary poetry.

State Awards: Each winner at the state level will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip (with an adult chaperone) to Washington, DC, to compete at the National Finals. The state winner's school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. One runner-up in each state will receive $100; his or her school will receive $200 for the purchase of poetry books.

National Awards: A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be given at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals, including a $20,000 award for the National Champion.

Free Poetry Out Loud materials are available for participating schools, including print and online poetry anthologies, a teacher's guide to help instructors teach recitation and performance, an audio CD featuring distinguished actors and writers, promotional and media guides, and a comprehensive website.

All curriculum materials and further details regarding the program can be acquired from local coordinator, Tracy White at 563-579-7630 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it these items are also available on the Poetry Out Loud website:

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is also honored to provide travel support for regional and state finals of Poetry Out Loud in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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