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Written by Anne Fairchild McVey   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:56
King’s Harvest wants the poor and homeless children to have a joyful Christmas. The organization is having a Kid’s Christmas Party on December 15th at King’s Harvest located at 824 W. 3rd Street in Downtown Davenport. The event will be for approximately 150 poor and homeless children. King’s Harvest needs donated wrapped Christmas gifts for this event.

King’s Harvest needs donated toys for kids ages 0-17 years. The toys need to be gift wrapped and marked boy or girl on the outside and the age range. Gifts need to be dropped off no later than December 12th. Drop off times are Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and Saturdays between 7:00 am and 11:00 am. Please go to the back door and ring the buzzer.

For pet lovers, the organization also needs canned cat food and Tidy cat clumping cat liter.

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, groceries, pet assistance, and various other emergency needs.

If you would like more information about this topic please call Terri Gleize of King’s Harvest Ministries at 563-570-4536.

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All 12 HUNGRY HOBO RED KETTLES: Easy to Find, Hard to Resist!! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 08:22

For the sixth consecutive holiday season, The Hungry Hobo restaurants in the Quad Cities will partner with The Salvation Army by collecting donations in the iconic Red Kettles throughout the Red Kettle Campagin and into January.

These smaller kettles, all donated by The Hungry Hobo, will sit on the countertops of all local Hungry Hobo restaurants collecting change and dollar bills. It is another example of a simple act that can help a person or family in crisis. “Hungry Hobo customer donations help us house and feed hundreds of people at the Family Service Center – 15 families for a month to be exact.

The Hungry Hobo employees’ enthusiasm is a big part of this campaign’s success,” states Holly Nomura, Development Director.

When you see a counter kettle at your favorite Hungry Hobo location, please give generously and make sure to thank them for hosting the kettle. "The Hungry Hobo is honored to be able to partner with The Salvation Army to help the needy throughout the Quad-City area," said Pryce T. Boeye, President, CEO of The Hungry Hobo.

In fact, 82 cents of every dollar you put into the counter kettle sustains The Salvation Army’s life-transforming programs which include shelter, food and clothing for individuals and families with no where else to turn.

Please dine at the following twelve locations where you can find Salvation Army counter kettles:

The Twelve Hungry Hobo Locations are:

  • 320 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf
  • 4810 Elmore Avenue, Davenport
  • 903 E. Kimberly Rd. (Old Town), Davenport
  • 1432 W. Locust St., Davenport
  • 1640 W. 53rd Street, Davenport
  • 1109 Canal Shore Drive, LeClaire
  • 4101 44th Avenue, Moline
  • 1635 Ave. of the Cities (Browning Field), Moline
  • 4117 Kennedy Drive (Kennedy Square), East Moline
  • 1842 18th Avenue, East Moline
  • 902 W. 4th Street, Miland
  • 2532 18th Avenue, Rock Island


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Written by Nancy Strub   
Monday, 26 November 2012 15:28
PORT BYRON, IL – The first annual “Nick Teddy Fight Against Ewing’s Sarcoma 5k” raised more than $17,000 dollars for Ewing’s Sarcoma research.

A donation of $17,158.67 has been made to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. Funds will be used to provide research grants to expert investigators who will eventually find a cure for the rare cancer.

“We are very grateful to Nick’s family and friends for organizing this wonderful event,” said Founders of the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative Bruce and Beverly Shriver of Ossining, N.Y.

“This will help us fund research which will lead to better treatments for this disease and to an eventual cure,” they added.

Nick’s mother Nancy Strub of Port Byron, Ill., said, “We’ve very carefully chosen the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative as the best option to earmark funds specifically for quality Ewing’s research.”

“Nick would have insisted on that,” she said.

For Nick’s wife Krissy Strub of Omaha, Neb., the first 5k was an emotional day with family and members of the community who came together to remember and celebrate her husband.

“I’m absolutely blown away by the amount of effort put in by the race committee as well as the support from the community,” she said, adding she hopes this first year is a stepping stone for bigger events centered around Ewing’s Sarcoma research.

The Shriver’s agreed.

“We hope people came away from this event with a commitment to help us with our mission of funding research that will bring hope to families worldwide,” they said.

Race Director Holly Quinn of Port Byron, Ill., said she’s thrilled with this year’s turnout and support.

“I think Nick would have loved the celebration,” she said. “He loved to get people together for a good cause and a good party!” said Quinn of her brother-in-law.

More information about the Nick Teddy Foundation and upcoming events can be found online:

Photos from the 5k can be viewed on Facebook ( and on Twitter (

Contact: Holly Larson at 309-798-3081 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Flowers Bloom Until Nov. 30 - One Small Donation Returns Flowers for a Year PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Monday, 26 November 2012 14:32
Rock Island, IL - Christian Care, in cooperation with Colman Florist and Greenhouses, is offering a unique gift opportunity until Friday, Nov. 30. For a one-time donation of only $20, recipients will receive a seasonal bouquet of flowers each month for a year, and half the proceeds will go toward providing shelter and services for the homeless and survivors of domestic violence in our community.

For more details, please contact Andrea 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, Ill., and in the East Village in Davenport. You can also visit them on the web at Monthly bouquets must be redeemed at the Colman location of 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 its web site at or to Facebook at

Salvation Army Angel Tree Volunteers Needed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Monday, 26 November 2012 14:12

Quad Cities, USA – Volunteers to operate the Angel Tree tables are desperately needed. Shifts are available, and sign up is easy on The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is once again helping area families by collecting toys for children this holiday season. This annual holiday program provides new toys for approximately 3,000 children whose families are having a
hard time adding Christmas gifts to their budget.

On Black Friday, November 25, Macerich Malls will again partner with The Salvation Army to collect new, unwrapped toys inside the malls at the “Angel Trees.” Hours will be 10am – 8pm Monday through Saturday, and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday.

Paper angel tags listing the age, gender and toy ideas are available at these locations: Younkers Court in SouthPark Mall, Moline, and JCPenney Court in NorthPark Mall, Davenport.

Holly Nomura, Development Director for the Quad Cities, states, “The Salvation Army offers so many ways to feel connected during the holiday season, this may be the right opportunity for people who would rather be indoors.”

More about the QUAD CITIES Angel Trees

• Over 3,000 children will be served again this year because of our community’s generosity.

• Gifts for 11-and 12-year-olds are especially needed.

• When a child of poverty receives a toy Christmas morning, the parents regain hope and the child has a happy memory to build on.


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