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Bettendorf and Scott County Unite for United Way by Hosting Sixth Annual “Help Out by Going All In” Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:44

Bettendorf and Scott County — Help Out by Going All In! In an effort to give back to the community, the City of Bettendorf and Scott County have united as one to raise money for the Quad Cities United Way. Bettendorf and Scott County will be hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Friday, February 22, 2013 at The QC Waterfront Convention Center at 2021 State Street, Bettendorf, Iowa. Doors open at 5:00 pm, and the tournament starts at 6:00 pm sharp.

Tickets are $30; re-buys (limit one) are $20. Tickets can be purchased at either Bettendorf City Hall (1609 State Street, Bettendorf) or the Scott County Administration Center (600 West 4th Street, Davenport). Tickets are available at the door as well. Cash payment is preferred; checks written out to United Way will be accepted only with proof of identification. Participants must be at least 21 years old to play.

Prizes awarded to at least top three players. As in past years, top player will also receive Championship bracelet donated by Riddle’s Jewelers. Other prizes to be announced later.

Bettendorf and Scott County recognize the significance of working together to make the community a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Both organizations are excited about working together towards a common goal. So come on out, help a great cause, and have fun at the same time!

 
Feinstein Foundation helps Churches United fight Hunger in the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Wachal   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 10:15
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Feinstein Foundation helps fight Hunger in the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Wachal   
Monday, 04 February 2013 10:09
It is that time of year again to promote the Feinstein Foundation to help raise money for Churches United’s Hunger Ministries.

Last year, $12,000 was raised for Churches United by our local community donations between the dates of March 1 and April 30th, 2012. Our goal this year is $13,000. We hope that you can participate in this endeavor. The Feinstein Foundation is not a match dollar for dollar but he does give a proportion of his one million to each agency that participates. Last year, the average amount received in Iowa and Illinois for groups like ours was $280.00. with a guarantee of $250.00 for very little effort.We can purchase approximately 4300 pounds of extra food simply by participating with the Feinstein Foundation . Won’t you please help us and send an additional contribution of any size during this 60 day period to help us participate with the Feinstein Foundation? Thank you so very much!

Churches United of the Quad City Area, 2535 Tech Dr, #205, Bettendorf, IA 52722

For more info on Alan Feinstein simply go to his website at: www.feinsteinfoundation.org

 
CALLING ALL YOUNG WRITERS AND ARTISTS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:26

PBS Kids GO Writers Contest

MOLINE, IL – WQPT-Quad Cities PBS invites young authors and illustrators in kindergarten-third grade to submit their original stories to the PBS Kids Go Writing Contest.

Stories, which must be the original work of the child, may be non-fiction, fiction, prose or poetry. Entries, postmarked by Wednesday, April 10, can be dropped off at WQPT's office at Western Illinois University's 60th Street campus, or mailed to WQPT, 3561 60th St., Moline, Illinois 61265.

Sixteen local winners (four from each grade) will be honored with prizes at a ceremony held at the Butterworth Center in May and will appear on-air in a promotion for PBS Kids programs on WQPT. First place winners will compete for national prizes and their stories will appear on the WQPT website. Finalists and participating classrooms will also receive free books. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

For more information, along with guidelines and entry forms, visit wqpt.org/storycontest or contact Ana Kehoe at (309) 764-2400 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Funding and support for the writing contest has been provided in part by the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House, Family Museum, Figge Art Museum, Midwest Writing Center and WQPT.

WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities.

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Non-Profit “Brews” New Fundraising Idea PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Arp   
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 16:37

Since 2009, government funding to non-profit organizations that provide human services has been in steady decline, forcing these service organizations to change much of their funding strategies or face a reduction in their ability to provide critical services to their communities. Competition amongst non-profits for the “donated” dollar is extreme: How can an individual not-for profit make itself standout from the crowd to garner more support and exposure plus increase donor dollars?

Known for their “outside the box” fundraising programs, senior center CASI (Center for Active Seniors, Inc.) in Davenport, Iowa, has” brewed” the prefect fundraising plan.

CASI has teamed up with a regional microbrewery, Great River Brewery, to create a new beer dedicated to seniors and senior services. The results: Owney Irish Red Ale. Owney, an old Irish name for “elderly” is being released in retail locations throughout the Quad Cities the week of February 4th.

Proceeds from the sale of Owney Irish Red Ale will be used by CASI to fund services for seniors in the Quad City community. Additionally, distributors Vanguard Distributing Co. and Stern Beverages are providing marketing materials used to promote awareness of CASI’s programs and services.

Then on March 9, a formal tapping event is planned at Great River Brewery (332 E 2nd St., Davenport) beginning at 1:00 p.m. Area senior centers and the general public are invited to join in the festivities. Food will be provided by The Fountains Senior Living Community of Bettendorf.

We all have a senior in our life that needs our help. So toast CASI with a pint of Owney and support our senior services!

Founded in 1973, CASI is a multi-service nationally accredited senior center providing a variety of social, educational, support and wellness programs and activities designed for adults over the age of 60 and their families/caregivers.

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