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Employment Opportunity with King's Harvest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by King's Harvest   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:47
We are now looking to hire for our overnight shelter.  We have two openings.  One would be two nights a week from 9 pm to 7 am,  the other one would be three nights a week from 9 pm to 7am.  This position is from December 1st to April 15th running our overflow shelter for single men and women.  It pays ten dollars an hour and will guarantee to change your outlook on life.  Resumes can be dropped  at 824 w 3rd street Davenport on Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm  and Saturdays from 8am to 11 am.  Please go to the back door and ring the buzzer.  If you have questions you can call 563-570-4536.

Join Ballet Quad Cities on the National Day of Giving PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joedy Cook   
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:27

Dear Friends of Ballet Quad Cities:

This year, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, we are part of a call to action and national movement that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a new day dedicated to giving --when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together to create #GivingTuesday - a new movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season that we are proud to be part of.

#GivingTuesday will create a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season -- giving's "opening day". Leading up to November 27th, the #GivingTuesday campaign will provide a platform for you to contribute to your community and the world to help make this season the biggest giving season yet!

We invite you to be part of this national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.   #GivingTuesday will show how Americans can do much more with our wallets than just consume.

Please consider joining us and take advantage of those post-Thanksgiving deals....then pass along your savings to Ballet Quad Cities.

It's easy - just click on the DONATE button, upper left, to make your tax deductible contribution through PayPal online.

Thank you for giving back!!

Joedy                               Diane

Joedy Cook                         Diane Koster

Executive Director                Development Director

SEAP Trivia Night looking for more Participants! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:48
QUAD CITIES, USA: The Supplemental Emergency Assistance Program (SEAP) Trivia Night will be Friday, November 2, at the Knights of Columbus, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. Cost is $10 per person or $80 for a table of eight.

All-you-can-eat Chili Supper is $5. Doors open at 5:30 pm and food will be available beginning at 6 p.m.

Silent Auction Baskets and a 50/50 Raffle will be featured. Cash prizes for the winning table and runner-up table.

For more information, call Lindsay at 563-324-4808 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The mission of the Supplemental Emergency Assistance Program (SEAP) is to provide assistance, through member agencies, to help meet the crisis or extraordinary needs of individuals and families of the Quad Cities who have exhausted all other means of available financial aid.

In 1989, a group of local people working in the field of direct social services met to discuss ways of providing additional money to help assist persons in crisis. Those involved recognized that there were a number of avenues of assistance already available and that these needed to be fully utilized. However, there was a general consensus that there are occasions when the full amount of help that is needed may not be available. For that reason, the group applied for a grant through the Doris and Victor Day Foundation to set up SEAP. The grant was approved and the program officially began in January 1990. The program assists individuals and families with crisis needs. The funds are used after other community resources have been exhausted, for any persons living in the Quad Cities Area, without discrimination. An agency must apply to and be approved by the SEAP membership. SEAP is a 501(c)(3) organization. All funds are received through grants, individual donations and fundraising events.


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Written by Libby Slappey   
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 12:36

Cedar Rapids Public Library Book Sale: Recycled Books Help More Than Mother Earth

Cedar Rapids – October 22, 2012 – It’s easy to call Mother Earth a tree hugger.  After all, she has a vested interest in saving the planet.  Anything that will “reduce, reuse, or recycle” is high on her list.  So it’s no surprise she’s a big fan of the Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

“It’s the most intellectually stimulating recycling program in the City of Cedar Rapids!” Mother says.  “Where else can you spend so little money for such a big gain?  Kids win; adults win; and the Public Library wins!”

This year’s book sale will be held in the former Von Maur store’s first floor at Westdale Mall on Cedar Rapids’ west side.  The 3-day sale opens on Friday, October 26 with early admission to the entire sale for $20 per person at 4 p.m., followed by general admission from 5 – 9 p.m. for $5 per person.  Admission on Saturday the 27th is $3 per person during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There is free admission on Sunday; sale hours run noon – 4 p.m.  Children 12 and under are admitted free on Friday and Saturday.

All purchases support the literacy programs of the Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.


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Written by Linda Martin   
Monday, 22 October 2012 13:37

Representatives of the East Moline Foundation announced a new program this week to benefit the citizens of East Moline and the surrounding area.

Chairman of the East Moline Foundation, Doug Reynolds said donors who give $500 or more to the East Moline Foundation will have an engraved plaque and tree planted in their honor. Gifts can also be made to honor the memory of a loved one. The trees will be planted throughout East Moline.

Mr. Reynolds also noted that East Moline Mayor John Thodos is kicking off the initiative with a Mayor’s Challenge Fund. He is asking current and past city and local elected officials to join him in this program to support the people of East Moline. The first plaque and tree were planted near the Quarter Visitor’s Center in East Moline In celebration of their one year anniversary, the East Moline Foundation also announce that they are at 70% of their goal of $109,000 for 2012. One year ago this week, the East Moline Foundation was officially unveiled to the community. Since then, the Board has initiated several fundraising activities, met with financial advisors , and added two new Board members. Today, the campaign continues to raise $109,000 to match a $109,000 challenge gift already made by leaders of the East Moline Foundation.

The dollar amount of “109” refers to the 109-year anniversary of the City of East Moline in 2012. Donations to the East Moline Foundation may be mailed to: Bill Phares, P.O. Box 457, East Moline, Illinois 61244 or call (309)796-0170.

In other remarks, East Moline Foundation Board Chairman noted, “Hungry children will be fed, the poor will be housed, and the needy clothed, thanks to the many gifts that have been received, and those yet to come.”

The East Moline Foundation, founded in 2011, is affiliated with the Moline Foundation as a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, workforce development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of East Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region in both Iowa and Illinois. The East Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts & works with citizens to achieve their dreams to improve the community.

Officers and members of the East Moline Foundation include: Doug Reynolds, Chairman, Bob Baecke, Vice Chairman, Bill Phares, Secretary-Treasurer, Pat VanBruwaene, and Larry Anderson.


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