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23rd Annual Square Dance Benefit For Camp Courageous PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Camp Courageous   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:39
MONTICELLO, IA— On Sunday, October 14, 2012, the East Central Federation and Cedar Valley Callers Association will sponsor  the 23rd anniversary of the Annual Square Dance Benefit for Camp Courageous. The calling begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. in the main lodge at Camp Courageous.

Callers and cuers are invited from all over eastern Iowa and the surrounding areas.  Dance clubs as well as individuals and couples are welcome to enjoy the afternoon dancing or just observing in the spacious camp lodge. Tours will be available for anyone interested in seeing all that camp offers including the camp train, the barn, and the indoor swimming pool. Admission fee is a donation to camp. Participants are asked to bring along cookies, or a snack to share---beverages are provided.

Located near Monticello, IA, Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with mental and physical disabilities. The camp was built and continues to operate on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. The camp serves over 6,000 individuals with special needs annually. Visit www.campcourageous.org for more details.

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CHRISTIAN CARE AND DIAMONDS ON THE AVENUE TEAM UP To raise awareness for domestic violence PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 15:03
Domestic violence is pervasive in our community. It is a silent predator that affects one out of every four women and typically winds up impacting several generations of family members. In recognition of national domestic violence awareness this month, Christian Care and Diamonds on the Avenue are teaming up to provide an exclusive offer that is available only in October but will help raise awareness all year long. Diamonds on the Avenue designed a one-of-a-kind necklace just for this occasion: a purple pendant that changes color in the sun and houses a floating diamond with a very special meaning.

Purple is the color of domestic violence awareness. The floating diamond signifies the domestic violence survivor who is a diamond in the rough, yet still shining through her pain. The necklace design pays homage to all who are currently suffering from the effects of domestic violence, those who have survived and are thriving, and those who, sadly, did not survive. This necklace is sure to be a conversation starter and, when people ask about it, both Diamonds on the Avenue and Christian Care hope that the story behind the necklace’s design will raise awareness for a lifetime.

Take a stand against domestic violence: join Christian Care and Diamonds on the Avenue by purchasing a pendant from this special collection. Wear your purple pendant and floating diamond close your heart. Pendants start at $49.00. Diamonds on the Avenue will donate $10 from every purchase of these rare pendants to Christian Care’s domestic violence shelter. Every dollar donated makes a difference. Ninety-seven per cent of the women who complete Christian Care’s holistic programs go on to live independent lives, free of their abusers. Purchase your pendant now at Diamonds on the Avenue located at 3320 East Kimberly Road in Davenport, right down the road from Red Lobster.

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 go to their web site at christiancareqc.org or to
Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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THINGS ARE BLOOMING AT CHRISTIAN CARE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Friday, 28 September 2012 15:15

OneSmall Donation Returns Flowers for a Year

Christian Care, in cooperation with Colman Florists and Greenhouses, is offering a unique fundraising opportunity. For a one-time donation of only $20, you will receive a seasonal bouquet of flowers each month for a year and half the proceeds will go to Christian Care to provide shelter and services for the homeless and survivors of domestic violence in our community. This  outstanding value means that you will have the opportunity to brighten up your home or office with flowers while you brighten up the lives of others—all year long. This opportunity only lasts from October 1 to November 30, so please act quickly.


Every month has its own theme. For example, February’s bouquet is Love Bunch, July offers the Sizzling Summer Bouquet and November features the Harvest Bouquet. Each bouquet is sure to bring color, fragrance and beauty to even the darkest day. Becoming a part of this select group allows you access to other great values at Colman. For example, when you buy a half dozen roses, you will receive the second half dozen FREE! You can also opt to trade your monthly bouquet for $10 off a purchase of $30 or more. Do this twice and you’ve made your original investment back.


Colman also offers a free Mylar balloon with a purchase of $25 for participants in this offer only.

For more details, please contact Rebecca at 309/786-5734 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Colman Florist and Greenhouses is located at 2754 12th Street, Rock Island, Illinois and in the East Village in Davenport, Iowa. You can also visit them on the web at colmanflorist.com. Monthly bouquets must be redeemed at the Colman location in the state in which you reside.

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 go to their web site at christiancareqc.org or to Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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Community Foundation Annual Celebration Sept 25 @ Waterfront Convention Center (Bettendorf) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Anderson   
Monday, 24 September 2012 14:21
The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend will be hosting its Annual Celebration on Tuesday, September 25 at Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf.  Doors open at 5pm and the program begins at 5:30pm.  Media is welcome to attend as we will be announcing and recognizing the 2012 Quad City Caring Award winners as well as a newly inducted Advisor Circle member and the volunteer of the year “Shining Star Award.”

 
CAMP COURAGEOUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND OPEN HOUSE SET FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Camp Courageous   
Friday, 21 September 2012 14:37
MONTICELLO, IA --The annual Camp Courageous Pancake Breakfast and Open House is set for Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 7:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Camp Courageous began serving individuals with disabilities during the summer of 1974 with campers totaling 211. The camp is run on donations, without government support, without paid fund raisers, and without formal sponsorship. Today, the camp is open year-round and the campers served is over 6,000!

Camp Courageous is celebrating their 39th anniversary. A DVD presentation about the camp, as well as new camp merchandise can be found in the camp's main office.

In the lodge, pancakes will be prepared on six pancake grills to get everyone through the line quickly. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12 for pancakes and sausage. Other events during the open house include a Live WMT Broadcast from the camp's main lodge. Leo Greco CDs and DVDs available.

See the expanded Train Depot and new tracks. Live reenactment train robbery by Red Cedar Regulators at the Train Depot at 9:00 AM, 9:45 AM, 10:45 AM, and 11:45 AM. Live in the Sill barn will be Dixie-Notes-Plus performing free at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 a.m.

The camp is located five miles southeast of Monticello off Highway 38 and 151 - Exit 65.

The Pancake Breakfast is also kick-off for sales of the Camp Courageous Fruitcakes. The fresh baked Fruitcakes are $10.00 each with no purchase limit.


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