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.

Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army Family Service Center, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, is in desperate need of new or gently used bath towels and wash clothes.

People often come to The Salvation Army with just the clothes on their backs and the towels are given to new residents and their children (60% of the shelter's residents are children) as they enter the program.

But recently, The Salvation Army's Food Service Director noticed that some of the individuals having their evening meal at the community Meal Site were bathing in the bathroom stalls with cups of water.

A shower ministry was started by The Salvation Army to provide a clean, safe place for men and women to shower.

"Once this need for accessible showers was discovered, 20 people have used this service each week. It is another small way we can give people in the community some dignity when they are living on the streets," stated The Salvation Army's QC Coordinator, Major Gary Felton.

The towels and monetary donations can be dropped off any time at The Salvation Army, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport. If making a monetary donation, indicate the funds are for the "Shower Ministry."


Donations of good, gently used items are now being accepted by Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. for the Fresh Start Benefit Sale which will be held at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds beginning the evening of August 16 and going through noon of August 19. The drop-off location for sale items is 311 West Kimberly, across from North Park Mall, Lujack's and Burger King. Drop-off days and times are Monday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm, now through August 11. Accepted items are any household items in good working order including large and small appliances and furniture, bedding, linens, gift items, jewelry, books, toys, exercise equipment and other. Please, no clothes.

Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is a transitional and permanent supportive housing program that provides single-parent families experiencing homelessness with opportunities for growth and development that could lead to self-sufficient living. Children in the program learn there is a different way to live, they grow in self-esteem, some of these children have become the first in their family to complete high school and then go on to college.

We hear of growing numbers of homeless children and children living in poverty. These stories are not just about other countries and other communities; they include our own Quad City community. Humility of Mary Housing is working to reduce some of those statistics. In their 21 years 684 families including 1349 children have been served. Every day, except when an apartment is being prepared for a new family, HMHI is serving 47 single parents and approximately 100 children. A caring and generous Quad City community has made it possible for HMHI to continue serving the needs of these families.

Today you can help by dropping off those good unused, never used items you find as you clean out cupboards, basements, attics and garages; as you simplify your life styles or downsize your living spaces. Think Fresh Start Benefit Sale and think of the homeless children who will be helped.

October 10, 2008

6:00 pm

Stoney Creek Inn

101 - 18th St

Moline, IL

tickets $50.00 per person


Big Auction Planned for April 26, 2008

GROW Ministries can use your help!

Big Auction Planned for April 26, 2008

GROW Ministries can use your help!

All donations accepted...please no clothing.

Vehicles, Appliances, Media, Furniture, House wares, Miscellaneous

Call the GROW Ministries office at 3097579088

to schedule a donation pickup time .

Donations are taxdeductible receipts given upon request.

2430 -6thAvenue -Moline, IL 61265

Godly Restoration Outreach to Women (GROW)

Donations of used merchandise are requested for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association's annual Second Fiddle Sale and will be accepted on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also drop off items on Monday, June 11, from noon to 8 p.m. Donations can be made at 1010 East Kimberly Road in Davenport, behind Carlos O'Kelly's and Famous Dave's. The sale, which will be held Thursday, June 14, through Saturday, June 16, features gently used clothing, furniture, household items, linens, small appliances, books, children's clothing, sporting goods, toys, jewelry, antiques, and collectibles. Major appliances and lingerie are not accepted or sold. All donations are tax deductible and receipted at time of drop-off. For more information, call (563) 322-0931.