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Paper Product Donations Greatly Needed at The Salvation Army’s Family Service Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:30

QUAD CITIES, USA: The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter for families – the Family Service Center – is in critical need of paper product donations.

“As we cut back costs at the end of summer, just as in any household, paper products are the first item to be rationed. But with 104 people residing here, and 65 are children, it’s extremely hard to do. The shelter has been at capacity all summer even when an apartment was being renovated and was unavailable,” says Salvation Army Social Service Director, Brandon Luke.

“Once a family is in the shelter, providing them with food and some sense of normalcy is our first priority. We are asking the community to please help out with the toilet paper.”

Any paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, baby wipes… or a monetary donation can be dropped off anytime at The Salvation Army, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, IA 52803. If making a monetary donation, indicate the funds are for “Operation TP.”


NT5K Update PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nancy Strub   
Friday, 14 September 2012 14:56
We wanted to take a minute to THANK YOU for your continued support in raising awareness for Ewing's Sarcoma and our upcoming 5k!

If you're interested in any additional preview stories for the Nick Teddy 5k, please contact Race Director Holly Quinn at your earliest convenience. She can be reached by phone: 309-798-3081 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To date, we have 350+ people registered, so we are expecting a great turnout!

We'd like to extend an opportunity for interviews/sound bites on race day as well.

Races start this Saturday with the Family Fun Run/Walk at 9:00 AM. The 5k starts at 10:00 AM.

All events begin on Port Bryon's Main Street near the gazebo (between Cherry and Walnut St), and will head north to the Great River Trail and back.

There will be volunteers wearing marked t-shirts who can point you in the direction of Holly or other family members/race participants who will be happy to give interviews.

Additionally, when you are covering, please let Holly or a race volunteer know so you can grab a free Nick Teddy 5k t-shirt for yourself!

Thanks again for your efforts in helping us share Nick's story and raise money for a rare, underfunded cancer. Your help is very much appreciated.

Shelley Skuster and the Nick Teddy Foundation team

Iowa is Ranked 2nd for volunteer rate in the USA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Corportation for National and Community Service   
Monday, 10 September 2012 13:56

Iowa has an average annual volunteer rate of 37.9%, with 887,000 volunteers serving 93.4 million total hours per year!

Grant money still available for the 2012 Endowment Challenge Match PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Anderson   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 13:04

BETTENDORF, Iowa – A reminder to all nonprofit organizations located in Scott and Rock Island counties – 14 matching grants of $5,000 each are still available for the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend’s (CFGRB) 2012 Endowment Challenge. CFGRB will award up to $100,000 through 20 grants on a first come, first serve basis. Six organizations have earned the match to date.

Nonprofits that raise $15,000 in new gifts for their endowment at CFGRB qualify for a $5,000 matching grant for their endowment. Alternatively, nonprofits that raise $30,000 in new gifts for their endowments at CFGRB qualify for a $5,000 match with the option to add it to their endowment or use it for current operations.

“Endowment is the heart of the Foundation’s work,” says Foundation Board Chair Mike Drymiller. “This challenge is a terrific way for nonprofits to engage Board members, volunteers, and donors in endowment building.

”This is one of several Endowment challenges CFGRB has issued over the years. Some have focused on affiliate foundations and their Endowment Partners, and others have involved the affiliates themselves. 

Qualifying Criteria

1)  Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status, located in Rock Island or Scott counties.

2)  Funds raised may be an addition to an existing endowment held by CFGRB or to establish a new endowment.

3)  Only unrestricted endowments qualify for this Challenge.

4)  Funds raised are based on actual deposits made by December 3, 2012.

5)  Gifts must be made by a minimum of ten people.

6)  Only one $5,000 match per organization.

If you have questions, please contact the Community Foundation at 563-326-2840, or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Interfaith   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:53

What's New at QCI

Come support QCI and Casa Guanjuato for this movie screening on Thursday,September 27th at 6:30 pm hosted at Casa De Los Ninos, 1401 16th Street, Moline, IL.

Prayer Vigil for Jobs and Jobs Equity is  Sunday, September 23rd at 6:00pm
Local faith leaders have issued a moral imperative for local jobs, equitable access to jobs and social inclusion for the proposed QC Passenger Rail Project.We believe that how the QC Passenger Rail  Project is crafted and administered should reflect our moral concern that all in our community should benefit from this project—especially those living in poverty and are often at a disadvantage to gain access to this great economic development opportunity. Join us as we pray for our community to seek innovative ways to seek the common good where all will benefit in from this project.
The vigil will be :
Sunday, September 23rd at 6:00pm
at First Christian Church - 1826 16th Street, Moline.
To RSVP or receive more information call 563-322-4910

QCI Issue Updates

Transportation and Jobs Equity
As part of  Gamaliel of Illinois, the task force is working to secure a State wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) from the contractors,unions and Department of Transportation that will include requirements for diversity in the work force on all transportation projects in Illinois. The Task Force is also looking to build a local monitoring committee in early 2013, that will hold accountable IL DOT on the Community Benefits Agreement principles it agreed to. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00am at Church of Peace-12th and 12th in Rock Island. Join us! For information, please contact Reverend David Geenen, Task Force Chairman at


The task force will be meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 25th at the Village Inn on Harrison Street in Davenport. 
Join us on Thursday, September 27 at 6:00pm at Casa de Los Ninos -1401 16th Street, Moline, for the viewing of "Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness." This film was shown as part of PBS's Not in Our Town series, which highlights communities combating intolerance. Film is one hour in length and there will be a community discussion to follow. This program is free and sponsored by Casa Guanajuato.

Community Events

Race Matters:
Monday, September 17th- Friday, September 28

Pacem in Terris:
Kim Bobo, executive director of the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice will receive the Peace and Freedom award on Sunday, September 16th, at 2pm. The ceremony will be at Christ the King Chapel, St. Ambrose University in Davenport. 

Iowa Mission of Mercy:
October 5&6 at the River Center in Davenport- 136 E. 3rd Street
Iowa Mission of Mercy is hosting a two-day free dental clinic. This is open to any child or adult in need of dental care. Dental care is given regardless of income or previous dental history. 

Davenport NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet:
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 6:00pm
at The Lodge - 900 Spruce Hill Drive, Bettendorf.
The theme is: Your Power, Your Decision- VOTE. Tickets will be $40.00 per person. For more information visit the

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, September 11th - 6:30pm 
QCI Leadership Assembly

St Mary's Church , 516 Fillmore, Davenport 

Sunday,September 23 - 6pm
QCI Clergy Prayer Vigil for Jobs and Jobs Equity -

at First Christian Church, Moline

Welcome to Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter

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