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Written by Janet Brown-Lowe   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 12:08
March 24, 2012

Dear Members and Friends

We have news of an exciting proposal from the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, which manages a part of our endowment. They have set aside a challenge pool of $100,000 to be distributed to the first 20 non-profit groups in the area that can raise $15,000 from at least 10 donors. Groups that meet this challenge will receive an additional $5,000 toward their endowment from the challenge pool. It is important to note that the money raised must be in this calendar year and must be a paid donation, not a pledge or payment on an earlier pledge.   If a group raises $30,000 the $5,000 match may be used for operating expenses OR it may go to the endowment, whichever the group prefers.


A healthier endowment is one way in which we can assist our operating funds during challenging times. Interest from this money helps pay our regular bills and ensures a more secure future. If you would consider a contribution to this effort now, in any amount, we would be very thankful. No donation is too small...or too large! We are already at $4,600 as of today, with four leaders contributing! Can I count on you making this sum grow at a fast and furious pace?

The last time a challenge of this nature was made the money was distributed in six months, despite setting a deadline until the end of the year. Please do not wait; send in a check ASAP. Your check should be sent to GAHC for tally purposes, but made out to The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (CFGRB) and marked GAHC Endowment Challenge. We will keep track of our progress and let you know how the fund is growing. Wouldn't it be great if GAHC were to be one of the first groups to meet the challenge?


Thanks in advance for helping!   I look forward to your solid support!



Janet Brown-Lowe, Executive Director

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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Friday, 23 March 2012 12:24
Moline, IL— How can indulging in a scrumptious lasagna dinner pay dividends for those in need? The Landing will host a delicious Lasagna Night to support Christian Care on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. A mere $4.00 donation will provide a generous helping of lasagna made by D’Alessandro’s Italian Cuisine, as well as a slice of garlic bread. Those who bring an item mentioned on the Christian Care needs list will be eligible to participate in a drawing for a prize package. The needs list can be found at or by calling Rebecca at 309/788-2273. There will be a 50/50 drawing and other prizes available, as well. The Landing is located at 1601 River Drive in Moline. Make reservations by calling Amanda at the Landing at 309/236-2818. Join the feast and help provide for the growing number of homeless and abused individuals who are served each day by Christian Care.

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  or men—serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses. Christian Care’s Community Meal site is open to anyone who is hungry in the Quad Cities. 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 or to

Dan and Jennifer will speak about their lives with 2 different forms of Multiple Sclerosis. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:51



Dan, son of Nancy(library director) and Roger Digmann, and his wife Jennifer will be here to talk about their lives with 2 different forms of MS (multiple sclerosis).

In 2011, Dan and Jennifer published the book "Despite MS, to spite MS" a compilation of their heartfelt essays, accented by haiku-style poems by Judy Williams.

Jennifer and Dan both have Multiple Sclerosis, and combined, they have taken on this chronic disease of the central nervous system for nearly 25 years. Jennifer was diagnosed in 1997; Dan was diagnosed in 2000. She has secondary-progressive MS. His is relapsing-remitting. Through their writing, public speaking and advocacy work, the Digmanns have inspired countless friends, colleagues and perfect strangers with their amazing love story and passion for life.

Join us for some readings from their book and a question and answer session with Dan and Jennifer.  They will sign copies of their book and will have copies available for purchase that day.  Portions of the book proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Camp Courageous.





When Apr 07, 2012 from 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Where Monticello Renaissance Center - Council Chambers
Contact Name Nancy Digmann
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Contact Phone 319-465-3354

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Written by Move America Forward   
Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:14
Don’t let our troops be forgotten! With the media's willful ignorance and Easter on its way we must remind our troops overseas that we still remember why they are there and everything they are doing for our nation!

Look at the latest headlines - the media is obsessed with election coverage, football teams trading players, and which football team Peyton Manning is going to. There is no coverage about the looming fight coming in Afghanistan.

Every spring, the "down-season" of winter melts away with the snow of the Afghan mountain ranges. When spring and summer arrive, the Taliban come out of their caves and face our troops. We can't let our brave military men and women be forgotten!

"They are going to come out at us very hard in the east," predicts US Marine Gen. John Allen, the commander of US-led coalition troops in Afghanistan.
- Wall Street Journal (03/19/2012)

We've finally made Easter Care Packages for the Troops available for you to sponsor. Give our troops some much deserved support and offer a message of gratitude.

Your personal message will be sent in a care package packed by our volunteers and sent along with a box full of goodies including special Easter treats! The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, so get your orders in now!

Don’t Forget! We’re On the Lookout for Troops!

Soldier Registration is easy! If you have the address of someone on active military duty, such as a spouse, child or sibling, you can click here for our Soldier Sign Up to register each one with the program, or copy this link:

e-mail it to them so they can register themselves. Once registered, they will be eligible to receive a package and messages of support from caring fellow Americans.

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Written by Laurie Lomba   
Monday, 19 March 2012 15:02
Sponsored by

Autism Society of the Quad Cities & Friends

When:  Saturday, April 28, 2012

Where:  PepsiCo Recreation Center,
Augustana College
610 35th Street, Rock Island, IL

Registration: 8:30 am / Walk 9:30 am
Guaranteed T-shirt if mail registration by April 14th!

Visit website for more info or call Laurie @ 309-757-2020

Fun games and activities for the whole family! Come Rain or Shine!

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