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The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities Red Kettle Update PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Friday, 30 January 2015 15:21

The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities Surpasses the $760,000 Red Kettle Campaign Goal

 Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities met its Red Kettle Campaign goal thanks to the remarkable generosity of the Quad Cities community. A total of $794,692.63 was donated. The funds help The Salvation Army meet the demand for services for shelter, food, clothing and other basic human needs; as well as provide programs and opportunities for children and adults to learn life and empowerment skills.

"The Salvation Army’s work is simply not possible without the people of this community who believe in what we do.  And I’d like to share with them the greatest joys of the season: the warm embraces, tears of joy, handshakes and ‘thank yous’ from the thousands of families they helped serve,” said Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator.

During the 2014 Christmas season, The Salvation Army makes Christmas much brighter for thousands of families in need locally. And more than 4,200 volunteer hours were given in order to make all of the Christmas season’s programs possible. More than 6,000 toys and clothes items were donated through the Angel Tree program. Through the 2014 Christmas Distribution program nearly 2,000 children had a happier Christmas morning. The Salvation Army distributed food and gifts to 1,400 families or 3,900 people in need in the Quad Cities.

“The statistics mentioned are only a reflection of the many people whose lives were impacted because of YOU!  We are grateful to everyone who encouraged our work and supported this year’s Christmas Campaign, either by supporting the red kettles, purchasing gifts for families, volunteering your precious time, supporting our efforts by spreading the word and encouraging others to participate or praying for the program itself and those we have the honor of serving,” said the Major.

The Red Kettle Campaign, the oldest annual charitable fund raiser of its kind in the United States, helps raise money to support programs for the very neediest in communities nationwide providing toys for kids, food for the hungry and countless social service programs to all ages year-round. From its humble beginnings as a fund raiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable outreach efforts in the United States.

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Written by Glenn Kass   
Friday, 30 January 2015 09:40

Annual Lobsterfest results in $25,000 awarded to 15 not-for-profit projects

Bettendorf, IA – The Charitable Giving Board of Bettendorf Rotary Club announces the award of a total of $25,000 to 15 not-for-profit projects that serve the Quad City community.

This is the seventh year event proceeds from the annual Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest at Rivermont Collegiate create the fund for the Bettendorf Rotary Charitable Giving Board grants.

“We received 43 requests for an amount totaling $92,130 this cycle,” said Jeff Hassel, Chair of the Charitable Giving Board. “The club was able to fund 15 requests totaling $25,000 or $27% of the total amount requested. We hope our next Lobsterfest on June 13th enables us to reach an even higher level of support for 2015.”

Bettendorf Rotary also presents $7,000 in scholarships to graduates pursuing higher education. These awards are chosen by the participating educational institutions – Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley high schools, Rivermont Collegiate and Scott Community College.

Individual grants of as much as $2,500 are available to any qualified non-profit organization in the Quad Cities by October 1st of each year. Applications, with qualifications, may be completed online or downloaded at Grants are awarded by the Bettendorf Rotary’s Charitable Giving Board with funds located at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.

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. 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.

The following are the 15 grants that the Bettendorf Rotary Charitable Giving Board selected and had approved by the Bettendorf Rotary Club’s Executive Board for funding in 2014:

  • Center for Active Seniors, Inc.

Project Title – Fitness Center Equipment

Project Description – CASI requested funds to replace 2 out dated treadmills in the Fit for Life Fitness Center

Amount funded - $1,250


  • Davenport Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Project Title – Search and Rescue Mission Enhancement, Aerospace Education

Project Description – Funds will go toward purchase of an iPad mini for use in aircraft flight operations and a precision dash mount GPS that will connect to the iPad to provide precise aircraft position reference. These tools will greatly increase aircrew capability for search and rescue and aerial photography of critical local infrastructure such as dams and bridges. The remainder of the funds will be used for purchase of aerospace education materials for cadets ages 12 to 20. Projects include model rocketry, RC airplane supplies, and improving our flight simulation and training device (PC with multi-screens and aircraft control hardware)

Amount funded - $1,000


  • Dress for Success Quad Cities

Project Title – Professional Shoes for Limited Resource QC Women

Project Description – Purchase approximately 80 pairs of professional shoes for limited-resource women who have an interview scheduled or a new job.

Amount funded - $2,000


  • Friendly House

Project Title – Friendly House Family Nights

Project Description – Family Nights create opportunities for families to engage in activities and spend time together, creating a greater emotional bond and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Amount funded - $2,000


  • Gilda’s Club Quad Cities

Project Title – Cancer to Health

Project Description – Research proven program to reduce stress, strengthen immunity, develop a healthier diet and exercise and feel greater social support.

Amount funded – $1,750


  • Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities

Project Title – New simple, decent, affordable home build for a low income working family

Project Description – This project will build a simple, decent, affordable home for a family in need in the Quad Cities to help eliminate poverty housing.

Amount funded - $1,000


  • Handicapped Development Center

Project Title – Promoting Our Mission with a Positive Atmosphere

Project Description – To provide a positive atmosphere, promote our mission, and encourage hospitality, we want to paint some walls and purchase a monitor for the reception area.

Amount funded - $1,000



  • Jason’s Box

Project Title – Patriot Place Veterans Resource Center

Project Description – Patriot Place is a location for military to meet with mentors, explore education/training, complete on-line education, resumes, job search, obtain transition information, counseling, recreation, etc.

Amount funded - $2,500


  • King’s Harvest

Project Title – Homeless Overflow Shelter Payroll

Project Description – King’s Harvest serves as an overflow shelter for the homeless men, women and children in the Quad Cities from December 1st until April 15th.

Amount funded - $2,500

  • New Kingdom Trailriders

Project Title – Horse Care Project

Project Description – Funds were requested to continue our horse care project so that NKT can continue to offer therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities.

Amount funded - $2,000


  • People Uniting Neighbors & Churches (PUNCH)

Project Title – Renters Neighborhood Winterization Project

Project Description – We provide interior winterization service to the Hilltop residential community when funds are available.

Amount funded - $1,000


  • QC Unity

Project Title – The Pete the Purple Bull Program

Project Description – Pete the Purple Bull: on a mission to teach Humans (through example & interactive lessons), the social/emotional skills needed to rid the World of Bullying.

Amount funded - $1,000


  • Quad City Marathon

Project Title – Run With Us

Project Description – Pay entry fee to micro-marathon for 150 disadvantaged/low-income children to enhance their health, well-being, and social skills.

Amount funded - $1,500


  • Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association

Project Title – Music Education Outreach for Bettendorf

Project Description – The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will provide free music education outreach to elementary schools in the Bettendorf.

Amount funded - $2,000


  • St. Mark Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Project Title – Food Pantry

Project Description – The St. Mark food pantry is an emergency resource for Davenport families and individuals who are food insecure.

Amount funded - $2,500



Pancake Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MCC-QC   
Friday, 23 January 2015 15:42

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser - open to the public

Includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee or tea for only $5.00.

This is a fundraiser for Metro Community Church, Quad Cities.

Saturday, January 24th from 8am until 11am at 2930 West Locust Street in Davenport.

QCSO Music Education Fundraiser at Chili's PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:26

Eat a delicious meal at Chili's located at 4020 East 53rd Davenport, IA between now and March 15, 2015 and help support QCSO music education programs.  Chili's will match 15% of your pre-tax bill and donate that amount to Volunteers for Symphony.  Simply present one of the attached coupons or say "Symphony" when you pay your bill.


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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Thursday, 08 January 2015 15:50
Churches United of the Quad City Area has received an $8,000.00 contribution from The Canadian Pacific Railway, as part of its Holiday Train Hunger program. This donation adds much needed support to Churches United’s Hunger Ministry in the Quad City Area.

The Holiday Hunger Train rolled through the Quad Cities on December 5, 2014, stopping in Davenport to entertain hundreds of spectators and present this donation to Churches United.

Churches United operates 26 food pantries and 3 hot meal sites in the Quad Cities, and Winnie’s Place, a shelter serving women (and their children) who are homeless and/or victims of domestic violence.

Churches United has a 54-year history of reaching out to our community. Its 134 member churches represent 50,000 people from the Quad City Area. For information about services offered, or ways to support Churches United, call 563-332-5002, or visit our website at


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