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RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE TO CELEBRATE NEW LOCATION PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sister Mary Ann Vogel, CHM   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 11:28

The public is invited to help Humility of Mary Housing celebrate the opening and relocation of its program services and donation center from 1228 East 12th Street to 3805 Mississippi Avenue in Davenport IA. A Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held at the new location on Thursday, November 3 at 3 pm followed by an open house until 6 pm.

Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is a transitional and permanent supportive housing program for single parent families who have experienced homelessness. It is a structured program that provides opportunities for growth and development for the family while parents work on education and/or job training goals in order to become self-sufficient. The new location provides the much needed space for additional offices for the housing program staff, expanded food pantry and donation area where families can pick out items they need to furnish their apartments. The space is very welcoming and child friendly for families who have been dealing with the trauma of homelessness. The administrative offices for Humility of Mary Housing and for Humility of Mary Shelter will also be located in this building.

Humility of Mary Housing has been providing their supportive program services for 21 years but could not do it without the support of its many generous donors. The Quad City community is very caring and generous and Humility of Mary Housing looks forward to a long partnership with this community in providing support and hope for better futures to some of the most vulnerable in our community.

 
CHRISTIAN CARE CELEBRATES 95 YEARS IN THE QUAD CITIES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 11:21
Rock Island -- Well-wishers gathered at the Butterworth Center to celebrate Christian Care’s 95th year of operation in the Quad Cities. The event coincided with Christian Care’s 30-year anniversary of its domestic violence shelter and acknowledging October as national domestic violence awareness month. Although many Quad City residents are aware of Christian Care’s results-oriented approach to serving the homeless and survivors of domestic violence, few know the story of the organization’s humble beginnings.

In 1916, in the midst of World War I, men came to the Quad Cities from surrounding areas in an effort to find work. Hard times fell upon the country and men and their families were without food and shelter. Luck changed for QC resident Guy Rodgers who “found Jesus” and a $20 bill. He decided to demonstrate his faith by using his windfall in service to others. He opened what he then called the Rock Island Rescue Mission and later was renamed Christian Care. The mission provided hot meals and a place for homeless men to sleep—and fed the spiritual hunger experienced by many of its residents. In 1981, Christian Care responded to the needs of abused women and children in the community by opening the only domestic violence shelter between the Mississippi River and Chicago.

Over time, both facilities have evolved from focusing on an emergency response to emphasis on transitional housing and transforming lives. Christian Care’s holistic approach to programming targets the whole person—body, mind, heart and soul as clients work to take people off the street and provide them with the resources and support they need to become productive members of our community. In addition to the services provided by the Rescue Mission and the Domestic Violence Shelter, Christian Care also operates a Community Meal Site that is open to anyone in need of a meal and a 24/7 Crisis Line for those needing emergency help and resources.

If you know someone in need, or would like to help Christian Care as it serves the homeless and abused of the Quad Cities, call (309) 788-2273. For more information about Christian Care, go to www.christiancareqc.org or www.facebook.com/christiancareqc.

 
Bon-Ton Stores Asks Customers to Kick Off Their Boots for a Good Cause PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elizabeth Kirk   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 11:16
Soles4Souls® Teams Up Again with The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
for November Boot Trade-In Event
September 2011 Shoe Event Raised over $21,000

Nashville, TN (October 31, 2011) – Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity proudly announces its partnership with The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. for a trade-in boot drive for the second year.  The retailer will be collecting customers’ gently worn boots for charity.

Beginning on November 2nd until November 12th, customers will be invited to donate gently worn boots at all Bon-Ton Store locations to get $15.00 off their boot purchase of $50 or more. To find a participating location you can visit www.bonton.com.

The Bon-Ton Stores and Soles4Soles also partnered back in September at 62 Bon-Ton Store locations for Sole Sisters Shoe Shopping Events. $1 was donated for every pair of shoes purchased and the partnership successfully raised $21,316 dollars for Soles4Souls.

“We are excited to be partnering with The Bon-Ton Stores again for this boot trade-in event,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “Customers will have the opportunity to give back and thousands of people will be the recipient of the gift of shoes because of their efforts.” he said.
The Chief Operating Officer, Barbara Schrantz of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., will be presenting the $21,316 dollar check to Souls4Souls this November 8th, 2011. Photos of this presentation will be available upon request.
For more information on how to get involved and to find a recycling location near you, visit www.giveshoes.org.

 
SALVATION ARMY FAMILY SERVICE CENTER SHELTER TO GET UPLIFTING MAKEOVER PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Josh Schoenfelder   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 10:25

Color Care Across America comes to Davenport, Iowa

What: The Benjamin Moore Color Care Across America Project – free painting & color makeover for men’s, women’s, family, domestic abuse and homeless shelters. The program is servicing 50 shelters in 50 states in 50 days (+ another shelter in DC).

Who:  Iowa’s beneficiary shelter: The Salvation Army Family Service Center Shelter. Mayor Bill Gluba nominated the shelter into the national program. Mayor Gluba—as well as the Salvation Army’s Major Gary Felton—will be on-site, prepared for interviews.

Local professional paint contractors from J&J Painting have volunteered for the project, and will be painting during the event. The local Benjamin Moore retailer Keim’s Paint Center (Rock Island) tinted and delivered the paint to the shelter.

When: Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Family Service Center Shelter, 301 West 6th Street #1, Davenport, Iowa, 52803-5129

Why: The power of color has proven emotional impact, and even the simplest painting makeover can yield an uplifting experience. Color Care was inspired in part by President Obama’s call to service and also by the growing ranks of homeless

Color Care Across America, developed in cooperation with the USCM and PDCA, launched this September with plans for makeovers in all 50 U.S. states plus D.C. within 60 days. All told, between Canada and U.S., Benjamin Moore expects to donate more than 7,000 gallons of paint.

Contacts: Josh Schoenfelder, 605.350.4138, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Boys Teams Basketball Tournament Benefits Camp Courageous PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 13:38
Boys Teams Grades 3rd-4th grade and 7th-8th Pre-Season Basketball Tournament

A pre-season boys basketball tournament will be held at the Monticello Berndes Center in Monticello, IA on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th. This event will be a fundraiser for Camp Courageous that is sponsored by 5th Quarter Sports. Steve Cooper, a past Camp Courageous counselor, is organizing this annual event.

The tournament will be open to boys in 3rd & 4th grades on Saturday.   The 7th & 8th grade boys will play on Sunday. There will be a limit to eight teams in each division.  Expect a 9 AM to 4 PM time-frame. No schedule requests will be accepted for this tournament.

Team entry fee is $135.00 for 7th & 8th grade and $65 for 3rd-4th grade. Spectator admission will be charged and concessions will be offered. All concessions and door from this event will go to benefit Camp Courageous, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with special needs that is run on donations.  For more information contact Steve Cooper by e-mail at:    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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