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THINGS ARE BLOOMING AT CHRISTIAN CARE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Monday, 21 November 2011 16:30
One Small Donation Returns Flowers for a Year

Christian Care, in cooperation with Colman Florists and Greenhouses, is offering a unique fundraising opportunity. For a one-time donation of only $20, you will receive a seasonal bouquet of flowers each month for a year and half the proceeds will go to Christian Care to provide shelter and services for the homeless and survivors of domestic violence in our community. This outstanding value means that you will have the opportunity to brighten up your home or office with flowers while you brighten up the lives of others—all year long.

Every month has its own theme. For example, February’s bouquet is Love Bunch, July offers the Sizzling Summer Bouquet and November features the Harvest Bouquet. Each bouquet is sure to bring color, fragrance and beauty to even the darkest day. This offer also gives you access to other great values at Colman. For example, when you buy a half dozen roses, you receive another half dozen FREE! This opportunity only lasts until November 30, so act quickly. For more details, please contact Rebecca at (309) 788-2273 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Colman Florist and Greenhouses is located at 2754 12th Street, Rock Island, IL and in the East Village in Davenport, IA. You can also visit them on the web at www.colmanflorist.com.

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 Hotline 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 visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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The Arc Reschedules Texas Hold’Em Tournament & Sponsors’ Gala PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maureen Dickinson   
Monday, 21 November 2011 15:33
The Arc of the Quad Cities Area announces it has rescheduled its “Texas Hold’Em Tournament & Sponsors’ Gala” from Saturday, November 19, 2011, to Saturday, February 4, 2012. The tournament will be held in the Event Center at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island.

The Arc’s Texas Hold’Em Tournament features two sessions with limited capacity – the first at 12 pm and the second at 5 pm. Priority placement will be given to all those who had pre-registered for this Saturday’s event. Each session will play to 10 winners and the 20 finalists will compete in the Final Round beginning at 9 pm. Buy-in is $60 with a $30 re-buy opportunity limited to the first hour of play.

Founded in 1952, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area serves more than 325 individuals with developmental and other disabilities daily. The Arc promotes living and working in partnership with the community to support individuals with developmental and other disabilities, through a variety of support services.

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The Arc Holiday Choir Announces Annual Recital PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maureen Dickinson   
Monday, 21 November 2011 15:26
The Arc of the Quad Cities Area invites you to “The Arc Holiday Choir in Concert,” a recital performance to be held Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 7 p.m. with a reception immediately following the concert. The performance will take place at First Lutheran Church, 1230-5th
Avenue in Moline.  The recital performance is free of charge and open to the public.

The Arc Holiday Choir is directed by Mary Vande Voorde, LSW, graduate of Augustana College and 22-year member of Hersong, the Quad Cities Women’s Chorus. Vande Voorde, a Qualified Support Professional with The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, directs The Arc Holiday Choir and coordinates Music Therapy for The Arc’s day program, thanks to generous grants from The Wilber L. Burress Endowment.

Founded in 1952, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area serves more than 325 individuals with developmental and other disabilities daily. Day programs are offered in both Moline and Rock Island. The Arc promotes living and working in partnership with the community to support
individuals with developmental and other disabilities, through a variety of support services.

The Arc welcomes volunteer support of its programs and activities, including an Assistant Choir Director for the 2012 Holiday Choir.

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Camp Courageous News and Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:00

Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa 31st Annual Cent-A-Gallon Day: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa are launching their 31st annual Cent-A-Gallon Day for Camp Courageous Wednesday, November 23, 2011. One-cent out of every gallon of petroleum products sold on the day before Thanksgiving, by participating marketers, will go to Camp Courageous.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreation and respite care facility for individuals with special needs.  Run on donations, over 6,000 individuals are served annually.

On this day, participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores will give thanks by contributing one-cent from every gallon of petroleum product sold to Camp Courageous.  “The day before Thanksgiving was picked 31 years ago,” according to Charlie Becker, the camp’s director, “because both Camp Courageous and the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores have felt we have an awful lot to be thankful for and it was the perfect time to give thanks for all our blessings.”

Posters will be displayed in the windows of participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores to distinguish them as participants.  The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa encourage everyone to join with their local petroleum marketer to give thanks this Thanksgiving, by helping Camp Courageous on the day before.

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Camp Courageous Annual Fruitcake Sales

Monticello, IA—The Camp Courageous Fruitcake Sale is underway. Over 75 locations have these delicious fruitcakes. Posters will be displayed in the windows of participating businesses or one can go online to get the latest location updates at www.campcourageous.org.

These scrumptious one-pound cakes sell for $10.00. They do not contain citron or alcohol and make wonderful holiday gifts.      They need to be stored, cut and served frozen. Fruitcakes will be sold at the various outlets from November through December. The cakes are also available at Camp Courageous or can be ordered online at the camp website. Camp will ship anywhere in the United States.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities. The camp was built and continues to run on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. The camp will serve over 6,000 individuals with special needs this year.

 
West end groups provide for others PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Stratford   
Friday, 11 November 2011 15:07
This Monday, November 14th, the Sugar Shack at 1939 West 4th Street in Davenport, along with various chuches and pastors in the area and the 180 Zone (an outreach ministry), will be handing out free hot dogs and chips to local kids and their families. Also, they'll have coats, shoes, gloves and hats to give away.

This will be the 7th Monday of outreach at the Sugar Shack. It is their desire to provide much goodness and care in the west end of Davenport.

 
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