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32nd Annual Cent-A-Gallon Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:17
Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa
32nd Annual Cent-A-Gallon Day
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa are launching their 32nd annual Cent-A-Gallon Day for Camp Courageous Wednesday, November 21, 2012. One-cent out of every gallon of petroleum products sold on the day before Thanksgiving, by participating marketers, will go to Camp Courageous.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreation and respite care facility for individuals with special needs.  Run on donations, over 6,000 individuals are served annually.

On this day, participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores will give thanks by contributing one-cent from every gallon of petroleum product sold to Camp Courageous.  “The day before Thanksgiving was picked 32-years ago,” according to Charlie Becker, the camp’s director, “because both Camp Courageous and the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores have felt we have an awful lot to be thankful for and it was the perfect time to give thanks for all our blessings.”  

Posters will be displayed in the windows of participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores to distinguish them as participants.  The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa encourage everyone to join with their local petroleum marketer to give thanks this Thanksgiving, by helping Camp Courageous on the day before.

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Make-A-Wish® Celebrates Season of Wishes® PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Josh deBerge   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:10

Holiday campaign shares stories of wish kids who chose to give back
and ways to help grant more wishes this holiday season

PHOENIX (November 5, 2012) – The holiday season is approaching and at Make-A-Wish, this time of year is known as the Season of Wishes – a time defined by stories of giving and giving back. Stories like that of 11-year-old Jose, who wished to give a playground to his elementary school; of 16-year-old Lauren, who after having her wish granted raised money to grant another girl’s wish; and of 7-year-old Jericho, who wished to create a robot that would bring medicine to sick kids in the hospital to make them smile. These stories, and more, of giving and giving back are profiled in a special Season of Wishes section of the Make-A-Wish website.

“During the Season of Wishes, we shine a light on the stories of wish kids and others who chose to give to others, or to give back after a wish experience,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “There are so many opportunities for others to follow in those kids’ footsteps this holiday season to help create long-lasting, positive impacts in the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions, and to help us move ever closer to our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child.”

This year, giving back is easier than ever. The Season of Wishes campaign, and associated holiday sponsor programs, offer families, neighbors, co-workers and friends simple ways to help grant the heartfelt wishes of children with a life-threatening medical condition. In addition to making a donation this year, other ways to help include:

Write a letter to Santa
Kids and kids-at-heart can help Make-A-Wish grant more life-changing wishes by writing letters to Santa and depositing them in special designated Santa Mail Letterboxes at any Macy’s store across the country. As part of their Believe campaign, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish for each letter received through December 24.

Purchase a fragrance at Macy’s on Black Friday
On November 23, Macy’s will donate $2 to Make-A-Wish, up to $100,000 with any Justin Bieber fragrance purchase.

Donate frequent flier miles or other reward points
It takes 2.5 billion miles, or 50,000 round trip airlines tickets, to grant wishes that involve travel each year. This holiday season, help fly wish kids and their families to destinations near and far by donating your frequent flier miles through the Wishes in Flight® program. Learn more by visiting wish.org/miles.

Purchase or lease a new Subaru
For every purchase or lease of a new Subaru during the “Share the Love” event, from November 21 to January 2, Subaru will donate $250 to your choice of five participating charities, including Make-A-Wish.

Shop for products that benefit Make-A-Wish
Holiday shoppers can help change the lives of Make-A-Wish kids by turning purchases into donations. Many retailers will make donations based on certain purchases or give customers the chance to donate at checkout. To learn about sponsors who are supporting Make-A-Wish this holiday season, visit wish.org/supporters/promotions.

Send Make-A-Wish holiday cards or e-cards
Help grant wishes by sending tribute cards and e-cards instead of traditional holiday gifts. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information on printed or e-cards.

Start an online fundraiser
Anyone can create a fundraising page in honor of a special person, occasion or event and invite family, friends, colleagues and others to contribute through the page to help grant wishes. Visit http://friends.wish.org to learn how.

For more information on how you can help a child’s wish come true, visit wish.org.

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About Make-A-Wish America
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted well over 226,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.

 
#Giving Tuesday this Tuesday, November 27th PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:49

Black Friday…  Cyber Monday… Help launch #GivingTuesdayTM

visit:  http://givingtuesday.org/partners/?type=&state=Iowa#partners


 
Relay For Life of Scott County Date PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sara Fitzer-Huston   
Friday, 16 November 2012 09:22

Dear Relay For Life Supporter,

The Relay For Life of Scott County Committee is happy to announce our date for our 2013 event!  Please “save the date” for Saturday, April 27, 2013 for Relay!  We will again have the event at the RiverCenter in Davenport.

We are now taking registrations for teams, survivors, caregivers, or individual participants on our website www.relayforlife.org/scottcountyia.  Remember to use the same username and password that you used last year.  If you cannot remember, please select the option to have it emailed to you.

We are really excited to try lots of new things this year and are always looking to expand our planning committee.  If you are interested in learning more about helping with the committee, please contact Sara at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 563-785-4554.

We hope you have a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday,

Relay For Life of Scott County Committee

 
CHRISTIAN CARE RECEIVES GRANT Moline Foundation Supports 24-Hour Crisis Hotline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 16:20
Rock Island, IL – The Moline Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to Christian Care’s 24-hour crisis hotline. “Christian Care is especially grateful to the Moline Foundation for continuing to support our crisis line,” said Dr. Elaine Winter, the organization’s Executive Director. “We receive hundreds of calls a year from people who desperately need shelter, food, information and referrals. This 24-hour service we provide every hour of every day is critical to our ability to be there for people when they reach out for help, and we’re thankful that the Moline Foundation understands this need.”

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. It serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses.

For all those who need a meal, Christian Care's community meal site is located at its rescue mission, 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you know of someone in need, call Christian Care’s crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.

 
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