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DENVER MATTRESS HOLIDAY MATCHING CAMPAIGN PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 13:20
Helping the Homeless and Domestic Violence Survivors

From November 10-24, donations to Christian Care made through www.denvermattresshelps.com will be matched dollar for dollar by the Denver Mattress Company! The company has a long history of partnering with Christian Care, and now they want to help your gift go even further. With your support, Christian Care can earn up to $2,500 which will provide thousands of meals for hungry and hurting men, women and children. Either visit the Christian Care website at www.christiancareqc.org and click the Denver Mattress link or go to  www.denvermattresshelps.com and select Christian Care to double your gift. Again, this will only be available November 10-24, so act quickly.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. Through its mission of providing safe shelter, support and resources Christian Care empowers both the homeless and survivors of domestic violence to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives.

Christian Care’s two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for men—serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses. Its Community Meal Site is open to all who are hungry for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 7:30 AM, lunch at 12:15 PM, and dinner at 6:00 PM. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Line at any hour of the day or night at (309) 788-2273.

For more information about Christian Care, please go to their web site at www.christiancareqc.org or on Facebook www.facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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11th Annual Bikes For Brains PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 13:09

The annual Bikes for Brains campaign is officially underway.  Organizers say this year they want to raise $7,500 to buy 150 bicycles and helmets for needy children.  66 bikes will go to children in the ROE’s 33 Early Childhood Classrooms and the bulk of the remaining to Rock Island Head Start families.  Some of those families are recent immigrants and refugees from war torn nations.  Children in those families tend to be slightly older and need bigger and more expensive bikes.  The group will also be gifting qualified children identified by the Children’s Therapy Center, Youth Hope, Winnie’s Place, and The Project.

Mark your calendar for Monday, Dec 19th for the give away from 10:30 to 5:30 PM at the Martin Luther King Center located @ 630-9th Street in Rock Island.  Anderson’s Bookfair Company in Aurora, Illinois has agreed once again to provide several gently used books for each of the children.  And the Quad City Pilot Club will provide helmets and safety lessons via a puppet show throughout the bike giveaway day.

Each year Bike ‘N Hike, Queen’s Parlour, and the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education (ROE) team up for this special campaign.  According to Sheila Burns, with the ROE, local donors continue to make this fund drive very successful every year.  “More than one thousand children have received their first bike because of this project. We have a loyal group of folks who donate every year. We want to thank each and every contributor no matter what the contribution!”

A bike with training wheels costs about $50. Donors can contribute any amount toward a bike.  Donations can be dropped off or mailed to:

Queen’s Parlour
171-19th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Donors can make check payable to: Bikes for Brains

 
Mayors' Hunger Luncheon Nov. 9 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Cooper   
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 09:06

The annual Mayors’ Hunger Luncheon will be held at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Golden Leaf Banquet and Convention Center in Davenport.   The mayors of the Quad Cities will serve a simple lunch of bread and hearty soup. The message of the event is “We eat simply so that others may simply eat.’’

Since 1992, In From the Cold, with the assistance of the United Way of the Quad Cities Area, has distributed more than $300,000 to fund agencies which assist the hungry and homeless.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the luncheon and contribute. Tickets are $20 per person; tables for 10 cost $175.  For more information, go to www.infromthecoldqc.org or call (563) 421-4343.

In From the Cold recently announced the 2011 grant awards. In From the Cold distributed $2,500 to Community Health Care, Inc.; $2,000 to Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.; $1,600 to Project NOW,  Inc.;  $1,500 to Winnie's Place shelter for women and children; $800 to Vera French Community Mental Health Center; and $600 to the Hunger Ministry of Churches United of the QCA.

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Win $50,000 in the Symphony Raffle PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jared Johnson   
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 09:00

In honor of our 97th season, the QCSO is selling 1000 $97 raffle tickets which could win you $50,000!

In addition to that exciting Grand Prize, over $3500 in preliminary cash prizes will be awarded at Quad City Symphony Orchestra events this season, including a $2500 "early bird" prize on December 4. Winners of the preliminary prizes will remain eligible for the Grand Prize, so the earlier you buy your ticket, the better your chance to win! The $50,000 Grand Prize will be drawn on February 11 at our Valentine's Day concert with guest conductor Alondra de la Para.

Drawing schedule:

  • Masterworks II, November 4, at the Adler Theatre: $250
  • Masterworks II, November 5, in Centennial Hall: $250
  • Holiday Pops, November 19, at the i wireless Center: $250
  • Masterworks III, December 3, at the Adler Theatre: $250
  • Masterworks III, December 4, in Centennial Hall: $2500
  • Lyrebird Ensemble, January 21, at the Figge Art Museum: $250
  • Masterworks IV, February 11, at the Adler Theatre: $50,000

Buy your tickets today at the QCSO Box Office or by mailing a check for $97 to 327 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52801. Your tickets will be mailed to you upon the receipt of your check.

 
3rd Annual “Walkin’ & Wheelin’ for Camp Courageous” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky Melchert   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 11:56
Monticello, IA— Camp Courageous will sponsor the 3rd annual "Walkin' & Wheelin' for Camp Courageous" on Saturday November 12, 2011.  This fun-filled event will take place from 8:30-11:00 a.m. at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids.  Registration is from 8:30-9:30, with the walk from 9:30-10:30. Awards will be presented from 10:30-11:00.  T-shirts will be given to each participant who has collected a minimum of $10 in donations. Prizes will be awarded to the individual and team raising the most money for this event.

Participants may pre-register for this event by calling 319-465-5916 Ext. 2130, visiting camp’s website at www.campcourageous.org, or may register the day of the event.
Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with mental and physical disabilities, located near Monticello, Iowa.  The camp was built and continues to operate on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers.  In 2010, the camp served nearly 6,000 individuals with special needs.

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