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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.

The Salvation Army Announces the 2012 Project Bundle Up Campaign with extra collection locations this weekend! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 10:37

Quad Cities, USA: The ninth Annual Project Bundle Up Campaign helps meet the cold weather clothes needs of Quad Cities school children. This Collection Campaign is winding down for 2012, and The Salvation Army is asking for your donations.

On Saturday, November 3rd, both QC Iowa Wal-Marts will be hosting the Project Bundle Up Campaign from 10am – 5pm. Wal-Mart customers will be asked to purchase the items in the store and return them to the volunteers. This campaign has already taken place at the QC Illinois Wal-Marts.

In addition, items can be dropped off in NorthPark Mall at Guest Services in Younkers Court, or in SouthPark Mall at Guest Services located in the mall office until November 10th. The Salvation Army will deliver thousands of cold weather clothing items to Quad Cities’ elementary & middle schools to fill the needs of students who arrive at school without these essential items. School teachers are on the frontlines watching for children who come to school without mittens & gloves, hats, socks, underwear, and scarves, and Project Bundle Up fills this need.


4th Annual “Walkin’ & Wheelin’ for Camp Courageous” Nov. 10th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky Melchert   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:40
Monticello, IA— Camp Courageous will sponsor the 4th annual "Walkin' & Wheelin' for Camp Courageous" on Saturday November 10, 2012. This fun-filled event will take place from 8:30-11:00 a.m. at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Registration is from 8:30-9:30, with the walk from 9:30-10:30.

Awards will be presented from 10:30-11:00. T-shirts will be given to each participant who has collected a minimum of $10 in donations. Prizes will be awarded to the individual and team raising the most money for this event. Participants may pre-register for this event by calling 319-465-5916 Ext. 2130, visiting camp’s website at, or may register the day of the event. 

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with mental and physical disabilities, located near Monticello, Iowa. The camp was built and continues to operate on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. In 2011, the camp served over 6,000 individuals with special needs.


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