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All 12 HUNGRY HOBO RED KETTLES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Todd McGreevy   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 17:07
All 12 HUNGRY HOBO RED KETTLES: Easy to Find, Hard to Resist!!

For the fifth consecutive holiday season, The Hungry Hobo restaurants in the Quad Cities will partner with The Salvation Army by collecting donations in the iconic Red Kettles throughout the Red Kettle Campagin and into January.

But this year, a 12th kettle has been added in their new LeClaire location complete with a beautiful riverfront view!

These smaller kettles, all donated by The Hungry Hobo, will sit on the countertops of all local Hungry Hobo restaurants collecting change and dollar bills. It is another example of a simple act that can help a person or family in crisis. “Every year, the Hungry Hobo customers astound us with their generosity,” states Holly Nomura, Development Director.

When you see a counter kettle at your favorite Hungry Hobo location, please give generously and make sure to thank them for hosting the kettle. "The Hungry Hobo is honored to be able to partner with The Salvation Army to help the needy throughout the Quad-City area," said Pryce T. Boeye, President, CEO of The Hungry Hobo.

In fact, 82 cents of every dollar you put into the counter kettle sustains The Salvation Army’s life-transforming programs which include shelter, food and clothing for individuals and families with no where else to turn.

Please dine at the following eleven locations where you can find Salvation Army counter kettles:

The Twelve Hungry Hobo Locations are:

Bettendorf: 2320 Spruce Hills Drive

Davenport: 4810 Elmore Avenue, 903 E. Kimberly Rd. (Old Town), 1432 W. Locust St., and 1640 W. 53rd Street

LeClaire: 1109 Canal Shore Drive

Moline: 4101 44th Avenue, 1635 Ave. of the Cities (Browning Field)

East Moline: 4117 Kennedy Drive (Kennedy Square), 1842 18th Avenue

Milan: 902 W. 4th Street

Rock Island: 2532 18th Avenue

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FCoe Contact: Holly Nomura

Date:  (563) 271-7933

 

 

 
Lt. Governor Simon and staff to volunteer at food bank PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathryn Phillips   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 10:35
CHICAGO - Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and members of her staff will volunteer Monday at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Simon said this Thanksgiving season, demand for assistance at Illinois food pantries is up, the price of food is increasing and federal funding for food safety net programs is under threat. The Greater Chicago Food Depository is serving 59 percent more people this year than three years ago.

“Whether it is one dollar, one can of food, or one hour of volunteering, we want our donations to add up to no child going hungry this holiday season,” Simon said. She and her staff will use voluntary furlough time for this service project.

TIME: 9 to 11 a.m.
DATE: Monday, November 21
PLACE: Greater Chicago Food Depository warehouse, 4100 West Ann Lurie Place, Chicago

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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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