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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, 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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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.

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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 or

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

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

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