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Written by Holly Larson   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:56
PORT BYRON, IL - The Nick Teddy Foundation, in partnership with Nelson Chiropractic, is excited to announce a new, long-term partnership with Core Fitness Bettendorf.

Core Fitness Bettendorf has provided generous contributions for the “Nick Teddy Fight Against Ewing’s Sarcoma 5k.” The gym will be giving away four 3-month gym memberships to 5k participants.

Additionally, 5k runners will have the opportunity to give five dollars each month to the Nick Teddy Foundation by signing up for a 1-year membership at Core Fitness Bettendorf. For each race participant who signs up for a 1-year membership during the 5k, Core Fitness Bettendorf has agreed to donate five dollars every month to the Nick Teddy Foundation for an entire year!

The “Nick Teddy Fight Against Ewing’s Sarcoma 5k” starts at 9:00 AM on Sat., September 15, 2012. More information on how to register can be found online at, on Facebook (, and on Twitter (

The Moline Foundation Announces Grant Deadline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Martin   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:47

A grants submission deadline has been announced by the Moline Community Foundation. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply if they serve the citizens of Moline and the surrounding region, including the Quad Cities. All materials necessary to receive funds are due in The Moline Foundation offices by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012 or must be postmarked by or on Friday, September 28, 2012.  Any non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, including those who have never received Moline Foundation funding in the past, is welcome to apply.

An application should consist of eleven copies of a written request stating the name and address of the organization, its mission, names and addresses of Board members, income and expense statement, balance sheet, and the specific purpose for which any money received would be used including a project budget. The name, telephone number, and email of a contact person must also be included. The requested materials should be mailed according to the above deadline. Other important information about grant submission is available on The Moline Foundation’s web site at

The Moline Foundation offices are located at the Deere-Wiman House, 817 11th Avenue, Moline.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, workforce development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region in both Iowa and Illinois. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and works with citizens to achieve their dreams to improve the community.


BP Awards Camp Courageous $3,000.00 Grant PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Camp Courageous   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:09

MONTICELLO, IOWA - BP Petroleum in collaboration with their BP Fueling Communities Program, local BP stations, and Fauser Energy Resources has awarded Camp Courageous a grant in the amount of $3,000.00.  Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with special needs.  Run on donations, without government support, formal sponsorship, or paid fund raisers, this year the camp will serve 6,000 campers.

Camp Courageous' relationship with Fauser Energy Resources began in 1981, when Don Fauser visited Camp Courageous as a board member of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa.  During that visit the Petroleum Marketers decided to take Camp Courageous under their wing, at a time when the camp was struggling to survive.  Since then the camp has grown from serving hundreds of campers to serving thousands of campers, is open-year round, has grown from 40 acres to 200 acres; and from 5 buildings to over 20.

"Don Fauser, and his son, Paul, have been actively involved in the success of Camp Courageous for over 30-years. They are a good and carrying family of incredible integrity...and those exceptional traits pour over into their work.  Camp Courageous feels very fortunate to have BP Petroleum and Fauser Energy Resources come together to make this wonderful gift possible," said Charlie Becker, Camp's Director.


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Written by Glenn Kass   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:53

Bettendorf Rotary sets October 1st deadline for grant requests from community

Bettendorf, IA – Thanks to proceeds from its 6th Annual Lobsterfest in June, the Bettendorf Rotary Club is offering grants up to a total of $20,000 for area charities and $6,000 in scholarships to graduates pursuing higher education.

The club will award individual grants of as much as $2,500 to any qualified non-profit organization in the Quad Cities. The application deadline is October 1st. Applications are available to download at Completed requests must then be postmarked by October 1st and sent to: Bettendorf Rotary Club, PO Box 133, Bettendorf, IA, 52722. Applications can also be obtained by mailing a request to the same address.

Grants are not awarded to groups for annual fundraising, organizational endowment funds, deficit financing, grants to individuals, scholarship funds, political groups or activities, Rotarians and their families or for sectarian purposes. Organizations that received funds last year are not eligible for the 2012 funding cycle. Applications are reviewed and awarded by the Bettendorf Rotary’s Charitable Giving Board with funds located at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.

Scholarships are administered through a different fund. Those are provided to deserving students at Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley high schools, Rivermont Collegiate and Scott Community College. Recipients are chosen by the educational institutions.

The Bettendorf Rotary Club (, chartered on May 22, 1957, has more than 100 members fulfilling the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” in a variety of local, regional and national community volunteer projects. The club meets each Wednesday at Noon at Fortune Garden Restaurant, 2211 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf. In addition to the website, you can find the club on Facebook (

Bettendorf Rotary Club is part of Rotary International (, founded in 1905 by Paul Harris, a Chicago businessman and University of Iowa alumnus. The international organization, now based in Evanston, IL, has more than one million members participating in 32,000 clubs located in more than 200 countries.


Help Churches United FEED & SHELTER and have a great dinner at Happy Joes! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jo Cohrs   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:36

Wednesday, September 5th & Thursday, September 6th

Visit Happy Joe’s in Aledo, Bettendorf, Colona, Coal Valley, 3 Davenport locations (Rockingham Rd, W. Locust Street, W.
50th Street/Jungle Bungle), East Moline, Eldridge, Geneseo, LeClaire, Milan, Moline and Rock Island

Happy Joe’s will be giving 15% of each purchase to Churches United as a fundraiser to benefit their 24 food pantries,
3 hot meal sites and woman’s shelter

Pick up, delivery or eat in

Void in conjunction with any other offer (no coupons.)

Donation will be good on any menu item purchase excluding buffet.

Present this flyer when you place your order!

Happy Joe’s will contribute 15% of your order to help support Churches United Hunger and Shelter Programs.

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