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CAPRI CARES: CAPRI COLLEGE FIGHTS BREAST CANCER PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Abigail Degenhardt   
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:21

Dubuque, Iowa- Capri Colleges (Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque and Waterloo) are excited to announce their sixth annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser. Capri College has raised almost $36,000 over the past five years for local breast cancer prevention/support organizations. This year’s raffle items include an iPad Mini!

“We are proud to support our local communities with this event,” said Abigail Degenhardt, marketing director.

Stop by Capri College during the month of October to enter the raffle drawing for iPad Mini, CHI flat iron, Capri College Gift Certificates & much more!

Raffle Tickets - $3 each, 2 for $5 or 10 for $20.

Fight Breast Cancer by stopping by Capri College on Thursday, October 23th or call to schedule an appointment. Capri will be providing discounted services including $5 haircuts, hand massages, polish change and paraffin dip all proceeds supporting breast cancer.

Cedar Rapids     2945 Williams Pkwy SW     319-364-1541 Proceeds Donated to: Especially for You

Davenport          2540 E. 53rd Street               563-388-6642 Proceeds Donated to: Genesis Cancer Center

Dubuque            395 Main Street                    563-588-2379 Proceeds Donated to: Images & Information

Waterloo         2323 Crossroads Blvd                        319.234.2600 Proceeds Donated to: Beyond Pink TEAM

Capri College Mission Statement: “Capri College is dedicated to providing the highest quality education possible. We enroll, educate and graduate individuals in an ethical and respectful manner, ready to excel in their field of choice.”

For more information, contact Capri College, at (800) 728-0712 or visit us on the web at www.capricollege.edu.                               

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It’s time to put on pink pajamas and raise money for breast cancer awareness and prevention PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mary McNeil   
Friday, 03 October 2014 14:53
(Davenport, IA)  Tonight at five pm dozens of people will put on pink PJ’s and head to the Hotel Blackhawk in downtown Davenport to raise money for breast cancer awareness.  According to an organizer, Sandy Seeley, all the proceeds from the dinner, bake sale, silent auction, raffles and games stay in the Quad Cities.

The proceeds will benefit "Stylin' Against Breast Cancer" and a "Roxanne Kramer Scholarship Fund" for children of cancer survivors.  Seeley says the first year they did the PJ party they raised $12,000.00 and each year they raise more.

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25th Annual Square Dance Benefit for Camp Courageous PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky Melchert   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:17
Monticello, IA-- On Sunday, October 12, 2014, The East Central Federation and Cedar Valley Callers Association will sponsor the 25th Annual Square Dance Benefit for Camp Courageous. The calling begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. in the main lodge of Camp Courageous.

Callers and cuers from all over eastern Iowa and the surrounding areas are invited. Dance clubs as well as individuals and couples are welcome to enjoy the afternoon dancing or just observing in the spacious camp lodge. Tours will be available for anyone interested in seeing all that camp has to offer. Admission fee is a donation to camp. Participants are asked to bring cookies or a snack to share. Beverages are provided.

Located near Monticello IA, Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with mental and physical disabilities. The camp was built and continues to operate on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. The camp serves nearly 7,000 individuals with special needs annually.

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The Zoofari silent auction is now open and everybody can browse and bid - even if you aren't attending Zoofari! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Niabi Zoo   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:25

Click here to view the silent auction items

Bid from home from your computer, tablet or text your bids with your cell phone. It's easy and fun and gives you a way to support future exhibits at Niabi Zoo.

Here's How It Works

Click here for the auction website

Click the orange Register for Auction button near the top of the screen and follow the simple instructions. You will be asked to provide your cell number and credit card. You will ONLY be charged if you donate or win an auction item. There is no fee to browse or register.

Cool Bidding Features

Receive text messages showing when you've been outbid, reply with a higher bid or set your maximum bid.

To set your maximum bid, enter the item number, your maximum bid amount, and the letter M to indicate the maximum you are willing to bid. The system will automatically bid for you until you win or your max is met. To check the status of your bids, reply to any Qtego text with the word STATUS and send. You'll receive a text showing items on which you are the current high bidder.

Zoofari Attendees

Sign up for the auction in advance or see any Qtego staffer in a bright orange t-shirt upon arriving at Zoofari if you need assistance.

Be sure to fully charge your cell phone!

You can use your cell phone at Zoofari to purchase 2013 Honda Fit Sport raffle tickets for $25 each (donated by Zimmerman Honda), take a 1 in 100 chance to win a $1,500 diamond from Necker's Jewelers for only $40, or fund a need at any level of giving to support future exhibits at the zoo. By registering through Qtego for your purchases, check out is a breeze.

Be sure to check out the live auction items by clicking here. Several group trips are available so contact your friends about bidding together for a fantastic getaway!

Dress is casual for the event and the tent will be heated. Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes for walking on grass.

Bring your charged up phone. Bring your appetite. And bring your friends to Zoofari for a fun night to support Niabi Zoo. The event starts at 6 pm.

Tickets are $100 each and still available by clicking here.

Tables of 8 are $800 and a VIP table with bottle service is $1,000.

 
The Salvation Army Announces they are Ready for Volunteer Sign Up PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:50

Soon you’ll be hearing the bells again!

Quad Cities: The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities is seeking energetic individuals and groups to spread Christmas cheer as volunteer bell ringers for the 2014 Red Kettle Campaign. Ringing sites are available in Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Silvis and Milan.

Beginning Wednesday, October 1st, interested volunteers can register by going online to www.ringbells.org or by calling Patty Mixdorf at 563-570-2072. Volunteer shifts are two hours at a variety of ringing locations; some locations offer in-door bell ringing. Bell ringing shifts are available from Nov. 7 through Dec. 24, excluding Sundays.

Those who are unable to volunteer their time as a bell ringer this Christmas season, but wish to support The Salvation Army can sponsor a kettle for $100 per day.

Funds collected at the red kettles go toward The Salvation Army’s 2014 Red Kettle Campaign. Donations collected will allow The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities to continue to Do the Most Good® by providing shelter, clothing, meals, and a wide range of programs and emergency services throughout the year to those in need within the community.

To make a tax deductible contribution to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign:

• Visit www.salvationarmyqc.org

• Call 800-SAL-ARMY

• Send a check or money order payable to The Salvation Army to: 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Donations collected during the Red Kettle Campaign are used for the following services: 80,000 freshly prepared meals served and 31,000 nights of shelter provided at the Family Service Center; 2,300 Christmas Food Boxes and 5,000 toys for families and individuals in need; nursing home visits to lonely seniors; and weekly character building programs serving hundreds of Quad Cities youth, and much, much more.

 

 
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