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The Salvation Army in Quad Cities Still Needs over $100,000 to Reach the 2014 Red Kettle Goal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 14:10

Quad Cities, USA – On Christmas Eve the bells at the Red Kettles finished ringing, but the goal has not yet been met. Currently, The Salvation Army in the Quad Cities has raised 86% of their goal with $655,000. Another $105,000 needs to be raised in order to meet the $760,000 goal. This goal is about 60% of the annual operating budget which helps provide homeless family shelter, transitional housing, a community meal program, rent and utility assistance, supplemental food boxes, nursing home visits, youth character building programs i.e. summer camps, and various other social services.

“This community’s generosity has amazed me – the coins, dollars, checks and 3 gold coins have added up to $400,000!” said Major Gary Felton. "On Christmas Eve alone, the Red Kettles brought in $18,552 … but we still need help! We encourage everyone to consider making their year-end donations to The Salvation Army to help make sure that we’re able to continue offering various services to those hurting in our community.”

The large Red Kettles will be inside the malls until January 5th and small Red Kettles are still standing on counters at the following stores throughout the Quad Cities: Hungry Hobo, Express Lane, Hy-Vee Gas Stations, Mother Hubbard Cupboards and Papa Johns.

For your gift to be tax-deductible in 2014, your envelopes need to be post-parked by December 31st. To make your year-end contributions today to help reach their goal you can mail your donations to 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, IA 52803 or to give by credit card call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or go online to

If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army, its programs in the community and how you can help, please call 563-271-7933.

American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop in Bettendorf is planning their annual "It’s Sumer Somewhere – A Cruise Wear Event" Thursday, January 8th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Monday, 29 December 2014 09:42

We are ready to warm things up!  The Bettendorf Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square invites you to join them Thursday, January 8th as they debut their cruise wear collection.  Men’s and Women’s warm weather clothing of all kinds, shoes, accessories, and lots of fun things for your home will be waiting for you.    If you are planning a vacation, a cruise, or are just plain tired of your winter clothing; join us for a chance to purchase a wonderful fresh spring wardrobe.


The shop welcomes donations of gently used or new men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, collectibles, and items for the home.  Donations are accepted any time the shop is open and a tax receipt is always available.


The Discovery Shop is owned and operated by the American Cancer Society with the proceeds going for cancer research, education, patient services, and advocacy.  The shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items all donated by the community.  The shop is staffed with over 80 volunteers, but would be thrilled to have a few extra hands.  If you are interested in volunteering ask us about it next time you are in the shop.  All clothing is cleaned and ironed before it is sold.  All dry cleaning is donated by Burke Dry Cleaners.


Regular shop hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 22 December 2014 12:02

MOLINE, IL -- WQPT, Quad Cities PBS will hold their 14th annual Champagne on the Rocks Gala on Friday, Jan. 30, in the Gold Room at Hotel Blackhawk.

The Presenting Sponsor for Champagne on the Rocks is The Singh Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

"We are delighted that Tony Singh and his organization continue to be such great supporters of WQPT," said WQPT General Manager Mary Pruess.

Champagne on the Rocks is WQPT’s premiere fundraising event featuring dinner, live and silent auctions, musical entertainment and the chance to win a piece of jewelry valued at over $2,500.

“We have some surprises for our guests this year,” said Bea Brasel, special events coordinator for the station. “Typically someone wins a diamond, but this year we are offering the winner a chance to pick from six extraordinary pieces of jewelry donated by Expressions Jewelry.”

To view a complete list of auction items log on to For further information, or make a reservation to attend Champagne on the Rocks, call (309) 764-2400 or log on to

Sponsors for the event include: Gold Sponsor – The Singh Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Silver Sponsor - Hotel Blackhawk; Jewel Sponsor – Expressions Jewelers.

The Champagne on the Rocks Committee members are Darcey Boone, Amanda Motto, Kanu Priya, Aleeza Singh, Brooke Terronez and Amy Trimble.

WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University Quad Cities located in Moline, IL.

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VON MAUR Sponsors 4th Annual Red Kettle Match Days PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Friday, 19 December 2014 15:19

On Friday and Saturday, December 19th and 20th

Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that VON MAUR, the locally owned fashion department store, will sponsor the fourth annual Red Kettle Match Days this weekend.

On December 19th and 20th, VON MAUR will make a dollar-for-dollar match to Quad Cities red kettle donations at Northpark and Southpark Malls. The five locations include three 4-foot tall red kettles inside the malls and the two regular kettles outside the mall.

There is a great need for the services of The Salvation Army in the Quad Cities. Many of our neighbors hold down one or more jobs, yet struggle greatly to pay monthly bills that provide the very basics for their families. Donations are needed to help meet this campaign’s goal of $760,000. The Salvation Army asks the community to take VON MAUR up on their challenge in order to maximize gifts made to The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities.

Jim von Maur states, “We have always appreciated the work of The Salvation Army and are proud to help support their good work in the community again this year.”

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator is “so pleased to partner again with such a notable and admired business in our community. This match is so important to us as we try to close the gap of the remaining $280,000 needed to make our goal.”

The Red Kettle campaign provides 60% of the annual budget used by The Salvation Army to provide people with their basic needs, warm shelter and nutritious food, new life skills, character building – anything necessary to help community members achieve healthy, productive living.

The Salvation Army Announces the RED KETTLE Eats & Treats Campaign PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:14

Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army is pleased to announce the RED KETTLE Eats & Treats Campaign. Generous restaurants, both locally-owned and national chains, will donate a portion of their proceeds to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign starting December 16th.

The community is asked to dine at the following restaurants in the upcoming days. Diners will be helping someone at a Salvation Army program to have a fresh, hot, nutritious meal. Annually, The Salvation Army’s Family Service Center serves 85,000 meals to people in need.

Please remember to mention The Salvation Army when you make your purchase.


Tuesday, December 16: Chic-fil-A

2945 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, IA

5% of proceeds 4pm -8pm


Wednesday, December 17: Sippis Restaurant

406 West 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

5% of proceeds 11am – 2pm


Thursday, December 18: Whitey’s Ice Cream

All 8 Quad Cities Locations

5% of proceeds all day


Monday, December 22: Buffalo Wild Wings

Both Davenport and Moline Locations

5% of Proceeds all day


Tuesday, December 23: Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’Bake Pizza

All 5 Quad Cities Locations

10% of Proceeds all day


If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities programs, please call Holly at 563-271-7933.

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