UPDATE: We have moved Christian Care's 6th Annual Walk the Walk indoors to the Pepsico Recreational Center at 1025 30th Street, Rock Island.  Please make this change to all press information if possible.  Thank you.

Rock Island, IL - Christian Care is hosting its 6th annual Walk the Walk to 'de-feet' domestic violence!  Walk with us to raise awareness about Domestic Violence!   On Saturday, October 17th, Christian Care?together with Augustana College?will host our 6th annual Walk the Walk event to promote domestic violence awareness.  The morning will start at 9:00 a.m. with registration and the Walk will begin at 10:00 a.m.  The event will involve speakers, door prizes, a raffle, light refreshments and of course, the walk which will take place around the pond located within Augustana's beautiful campus. We will be meeting at the gazebo in front of Augustana College's Thomas Tredway Library, 3435 9-1/2 Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.  Parking will be available in Visitor Parking Lot E off of 7th Avenue and in Visitor Parking Lot A1 off of 38th Avenue.  In case of bad weather, the event will be held in the Pepsico Recreational Center at 1025 30th Street, Rock Island, Illinois.  The registration fee is a $10 donation for adult walkers. Students may walk for free with a valid student ID; their donations will be gratefully accepted. Participants will receive awareness materials and a purple ribbon to show their support. The event will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from survivors of domestic violence, ways they can help share awareness with others and the chance to take part in a purple balloon launch following the walk. All of the proceeds from the event will go to Christian Care's domestic violence shelter.  The event is being sponsored by Diamonds on the Avenue, American Bank & Trust, Navarro Canoe Company and Hammar and Associates.

Christian Care is transforming the lives of homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison and the mentally ill. Their two facilities - a domestic violence shelter for abused women and their children and a rescue mission for homeless men - provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to those in need.  Christian Care's 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.  Help Christian Care help others; donate now.  Call Marilyn at 309-786-5734 for more information.  If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour of the day or night at 309-786-2273.

Along the River of Remembrance and Renewal

Rock Island, IL - Christian Care encourages the community to come to Ben Butterworth Parkway and 36th Street in Moline at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18 to participate in its fifth annual Walk the Walk event. Everyone is encouraged to make a $5 minimum contribution and wear purple to show their support. Refreshments will be available.

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Christian Care will transform the Mississippi River into the River of Remembrance and Renewal as part of its annual event to "de feet" domestic violence. The "renaming" ceremony will celebrate those who have survived domestic violence and acknowledge those who were not so fortunate. Proceeds from the event will go to support Christian Care's Domestic Violence Shelter.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about domestic violence, hear the stories of domestic violence survivors and take part in the remembrance and renewal ceremony.

The mission of Christian Care's Domestic Violence Shelter is to empower women and children to desire and achieve a new and independent way of life while keeping them safe, warm, fed, and clothed. By providing for basic needs and counseling, advocating on their behalf, supporting affirming behaviors, and modeling positive alternatives, Christian Care seeks to end the cycle of abuse and instead offer residents the opportunity to become self-reliant, self-actualizing and contributing members of society.

Donating to this event not only demonstrates commitment to "de feet" domestic violence, but is also a valuable charitable contribution. For more information about Walk the Walk and the River of Remembrance and Renewal, contact Kris Houghton at (309) 788-2273.

One Small Donation Provides 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. This opportunity only lasts from October 1 to November 30, so please act quickly.

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. Becoming a part of this select group allows you access to other great values at Colman. For example, when you buy a half dozen roses, you will receive the second half dozen FREE! You can also opt to trade your monthly bouquet for $10 off a purchase of $35 or more. Do this twice and you've made your original investment back.

For more details, please contact Lindsey at (309)786-5734 or email lprobizanski@christiancareqc.org. Colman Florist and Greenhouses is located at 2754 12th Street, Rock Island, Illinois and in the East Village in Davenport, Iowa. You can also visit them on the web at colmanflorist.com. Monthly bouquets must be redeemed at the Colman location in the state in which you reside.

Christian Care's services are available in the Quad Cities to a growing number of homeless men and abused women and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through their two facilities?a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men?they provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to anyone in need. They serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and the mentally ill. Their vision is to transform the lives of those they serve by providing their residents with an opportunity to start a new, more productive life. 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 christiancareqc.org or to Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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Rock Island, IL-Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in our community. It is a silent predator that affects one out of every four women and, typically, impacts several generations of family members. In recognition of national domestic violence awareness this month, Christian Care is hosting Walk the Walk this Saturday, October 5,located at Prospect Park in Moline. The walk is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. Take a stand against domestic violence: join Christian Care and Diamonds on the Avenue by participating in this year's Walk the Walk.

Before beginning the walk, participants will hear the compelling story of how a grandmother lost her granddaughter to domestic violence. Afterwards, they will enjoy a performance by Healing Waters Empowerment Project. Participants will receive a race bag, walk pedometer, and several other goodies. The event also features a silent auction and activities for children. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go directly back into the programs and services that Christian Care offers to so many in the Quad Cities community. Please do not forget that every dollar donated makes a difference, registration is only $10.00. 98% of the women who complete Christian Care's holistic programs go on to live independent lives, free of their abusers.

Christian Care's services are available in the Quad Cities to a growing number of homeless men and abused women and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through their two facilities?a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men?they provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to anyone in need. They serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and the mentally ill. Their vision is to transform the lives of those they serve by providing their residents with an opportunity to start a new, more productive life. For more information contact Lindsey at 309-786-5734 or visit Christian Care's website at www.christiancareqc.org

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One Small Donation Provides 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. This opportunity only lasts from October 1 to November 30, so please act quickly.

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. Becoming a part of this select group allows you access to other great values at Colman. For example, when you buy a half dozen roses, you will receive the second half dozen FREE! You can also opt to trade your monthly bouquet for $10 off a purchase of $35 or more. Do this twice and you've made your original investment back.

For more details, please contact Lindsey at (309)786-5734 or email lprobizanski@christiancareqc.org. Colman Florist and Greenhouses is located at 2754 12th Street, Rock Island, Illinois and in the East Village in Davenport, Iowa. You can also visit them on the web at colmanflorist.com. Monthly bouquets must be redeemed at the Colman location in the state in which you reside.

Christian Care's services are available in the Quad Cities to a growing number of homeless men and abused women and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through their two facilities?a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men?they provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to anyone in need. They serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and the mentally ill. Their vision is to transform the lives of those they serve by providing their residents with an opportunity to start a new, more productive life. 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 christiancareqc.org or to Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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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. This opportunity only lasts from October 1 to November 30, so please act quickly.

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. Becoming a part of this select group allows you access to other great values at Colman. For example, when you buy a half dozen roses, you will receive the second half dozen FREE! You can also opt to trade your monthly bouquet for $10 off a purchase of $35 or more. Do this twice and you've made your original investment back. Colman also offers a free Mylar balloon with a purchase of $25 for participants in this offer only.

For more details, please contact Rebecca at 309/786-5734 or email rwheeler@christiancareqc.org. Colman Florist and Greenhouses is located at 2754 12th Street, Rock Island, Illinois and in the East Village in Davenport, Iowa. You can also visit them on the web at colmanflorist.com. Monthly bouquets must be redeemed at the Colman location in the state in which you reside.

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. 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 christiancareqc.org or to Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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Domestic violence is pervasive in our community. It is a silent predator that affects one out of every four women and typically winds up impacting several generations of family members. In recognition of national domestic violence awareness this month, Christian Care and Diamonds on the Avenue are teaming up to provide an exclusive offer that is available only in October but will help raise awareness all year long. Diamonds on the Avenue designed a one-of-a-kind necklace just for this occasion: a purple pendant that changes color in the sun and houses a floating diamond with a very special meaning.

Purple is the color of domestic violence awareness. The floating diamond signifies the domestic violence survivor who is a diamond in the rough, yet still shining through her pain. The necklace design pays homage to all who are currently suffering from the effects of domestic violence, those who have survived and are thriving, and those who, sadly, did not survive. This necklace is sure to be a conversation starter and, when people ask about it, both Diamonds on the Avenue and Christian Care hope that the story behind the necklace's design will raise awareness for a lifetime.

Take a stand against domestic violence: join Christian Care and Diamonds on the Avenue by purchasing a pendant from this special collection. Wear your purple pendant and floating diamond close your heart. Pendants start at $49.00. Diamonds on the Avenue will donate $10 from every purchase of these rare pendants to Christian Care's domestic violence shelter. Every dollar donated makes a difference. Ninety-seven per cent of the women who complete Christian Care's holistic programs go on to live independent lives, free of their abusers. Purchase your pendant now at Diamonds on the Avenue located at 3320 East Kimberly Road in Davenport, right down the road from Red Lobster.

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. 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 christiancareqc.org or to
Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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OneSmall 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. This opportunity only lasts from October 1 to November 30, so please act quickly.

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. Becoming a part of this select group allows you access to other great values at Colman. For example, when you buy a half dozen roses, you will receive the second half dozen FREE! You can also opt to trade your monthly bouquet for $10 off a purchase of $30 or more. Do this twice and you've made your original investment back.

Colman also offers a free Mylar balloon with a purchase of $25 for participants in this offer only.

For more details, please contact Rebecca at 309/786-5734 or email rwheeler@christiancareqc.org.  Colman Florist and Greenhouses is located at 2754 12th Street, Rock Island, Illinois and in the East Village in Davenport, Iowa. You can also visit them on the web at colmanflorist.com. Monthly bouquets must be redeemed at the Colman location in the state in which you reside.

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. 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 christiancareqc.org or to Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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Rock Island--Food donations are vital to Christian Care. Last year, as a result of caring community support, Christian Care served over 50,000 meals to both the residents of their rescue mission and domestic violence shelter and to needy members of the Quad Cities community! Serving 19 meals a week to hundreds of individuals takes hard work, ingenuity - and food.

Food supplies presently on hand at Christian Care's pantry are perilously low. To meet the demand and to ensure that no one in the QCA goes hungry, Christian Care is asking for your help. On Saturday, September 22, 2012, they will be collecting canned and boxed food items from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Christian Care Rescue Mission located at 2209 3 rd Avenue in Rock Island.

For a complete list of needs or for more details, please visit the organization's website at christiancareqc.org or call Rebecca at 309/786-5734.

Christian Care has been feeding the hungry for 96 years. Although the organization's focus is primarily on the homeless and victims of domestic violence, the Christian Care Community Meal Site welcomes anyone in the community who is hungry. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on weekdays Monday through Friday and breakfast and dinner are served on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 AM, lunch at 12:15 PM, and dinner at 6:00 PM. The community relies on Christian Care not only to serve hot meals every day, but also to provide a warming and/or cooling station for nonresident homeless individuals during periods of harsher weather throughout the year.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. By 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. 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, visit their website at christiancareqc.org or go to facebook.com/christiancareqc.

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During the month of August, Nelson Chiropractic, is offering their First Day Services for the donation of a back pack or $20 to the Christian Care Rescue Mission and Domestic Shelter. Complimentary first day services include a health history and consultation, orthopedic and neurological exam, initial x-rays (if needed), and reports of the findings with one of the doctors.

Christian Care is a 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. Dr. Traci Nelson Hassel of Nelson Chiropractic states, "This is such a great opportunity to give to a wonderful cause and make a difference. We are excited to support Christian Care and help introduce people to chiropractic care at the same time."

For more information about Nelson Chiropractic and their First Day Services visit www.nelsonchiropractic.com or call 563-359-9541. Due to legal restrictions, this offer is not available to patients with state or federally funded healthcare plans, such as Medicaid and Medicare.

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