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The Love Kitchen is Back in Town! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:09

Little Caesars® Love Kitchen® Serves Hot Pizza Meals to People in Need in the Quad Cities on May 23rd, 5pm

Little Caesars Helps Make a Difference by Supporting The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities’ Family Service Center @ 301 W. 6th Street

QUAD CITIES, USA – The Little Caesars Love Kitchen will be in Davenport to provide fresh, hot

pizza for people who have hit tough times. To support the work of the Family Service Center, a Salvation Army program working to help the homeless and displaced population in the Quad Cities, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen will visit feed approximately 150 people on Friday, May 23rd at 5pm.

A big-rig pizza kitchen on wheels, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen travels across the continental United States and Canada meeting the needs of the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors.

Little Caesars created the Love Kitchen to provide quality meals for people who need them, and there is a great commitment to helping people in need.

The Bettendorf Little Caesars at 2307 Cumberland Square Drive headed by Norbert Dams is in charge of manning the Love Kitchen, as well as providing the product needed to make the pizzas.

“I met the Love Kitchen in the summer of 2010, and they really impressed me. The Love Kitchen is an example of a company that cares and gets involved at the most basic level - feeding the poor and needy. I commend Little Caesars for this effort.” said Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator.

The Family Service Center, the only family shelter in the Quad Cities area, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport provides housing and meals to over 100 people every night. Right now, there are 43 children living at the Center. Over a year’s time, over 90,000 meals will be served at the Family Service Center along with nearly 30,000 nights of shelter.

About Little Caesars

Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan, in 1959. Little Caesars, the fastest growing pizza chain, built more stores in the world in 2008 than any other pizza brand and today is the largest carry-out chain globally with restaurants on five continents. Little Caesars is growing in prime markets across the country, and is offering strong franchisee candidates an opportunity for independence with a proven system. For the third year in a row, Little Caesars was named “Best Value in America”* of all quick-serve restaurant chains. In addition, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.

In addition to Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Uptown Entertainment, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, and a variety of venues within these entities. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information about the Little Caesars and available franchise opportunities, visit or call 1.800.553.5776.

“Highest-Rated Chain – Value for the Money” based on a nationwide survey


About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information about local programs, go to


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Scott Country Regional Authority Supports Local Shelter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:01

Rock Island, IL – The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) has awarded Christian Care with a $6,100 grant, which will provide for new shelves in a food pantry at the domestic violence shelter, and new kitchen ware for its homeless rescue mission.

Christian Care is transforming the lives of homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illness. Its two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to those in need. Its services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the goal of nourishing the bodies, minds, hearts and souls of the men, women and children who come seeking a new way of life. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care crisis hotline any hour of the day or night at (309) 788-2273.

Volunteers Wanted PDF Print E-mail
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Written by King's Harvest   
Monday, 19 May 2014 14:00




Please help so we can stay open that day.

Questions call 563-570-4536

Donations needed for the 2nd Fiddle Sale! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Monday, 19 May 2014 09:31

Don't miss this year's 2nd Fiddle Sale in its new home in the former Moline Public Library at 504 17th Street in Moline! For 30 years, Volunteers for Symphony has been hosting the area's largest sale of gently used items to support the education programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

This is your opportunity to buy from an enormous selection of furniture, home furnishings, antiques, jewelry, furs, clothing, books, toys, games, sports equipment, collectibles, and art pieces, to name just a few. The site will begin accepting donations on May 13. Click here for a complete listing of drop-off times.

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Written by Angela Gallagher   
Monday, 19 May 2014 09:08

Bucktown Wine Walk May 30th Supports National Alliance on Mental Illness

DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 16, 2014) – The artists of Bucktown Center for the Arts will host a Final Friday Wine Walk Friday May 30, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 225 East Second Street, Davenport. Guests may purchase a hand-painted wine glass for $20, which entitles them to a wine tasting featuring five featured wines and light snacks. Musicians Donnie Schold and Alicia Whitfield will perform. RSVPs are welcome at:

Participating galleries will donate a percentage of their sales during the Wine Walk to sponsor NAMIWalk 2014, a signature fundraising event for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Mississippi Valley. This 34-year old affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization provides free education and support programs locally to individuals and families living with mental illness. NAMI’s efforts complement the work of mental health professionals by helping families and caregivers provide a strong support network to individuals living with mental illness.

“This is a great way for Bucktown to celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness Month and to kick off the NAMIWalk fundraising season,” says Pat Bereskin, an art educator and owner of Atom studio + gallery at Bucktown. “We are partnering with this organization because, as artists, we’ve witnessed the positive benefits of art therapy for persons recovering from mental illness. In fact, I’m working with returning veterans who have PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health issues in an art class.”

NAMIWalk 2014 is scheduled for September 13 at Centennial Park in Davenport. For further information on NAMIWalk, please visit

About Bucktown Center for the Arts
Bucktown is a component of Midcoast Fine Arts, a Quad-City nonprofit organization focused on stimulating our community’s cultural and economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. The Center is made up of a dozen unique shops and studios where you can purchase creative, unusual and useable works or art created by local artists. Contact the Center at or 563-424-1210.

About NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is a 34-year old affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI advocates for early identification, and access to treatment and recovery supports. NAMI provides free programs for individuals living with mental illness and their families that accelerate recovery and prevent further harm. Their programs complement the work of our local mental health professionals. NAMI serves families in Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties in Illinois, as well as Clinton, Scott and Muscatine counties in Iowa. Contact NAMI at or 563-322-8870.



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