United Way’s Fall Day of Caring is Thursday, September 20, 2018 when 1,500 people will volunteer at 75 projects throughout the Quad Cities. Projects include: reading to children, organizing a donation center, manning a mobile food pantry, revitalizing a playground, landscaping, and much more.

“This week we’re celebrating Live United Week, to showcase what it means to Live United in the Quad Cities,” said Karrie Abbott COO and Vice President of Community Impact for United Way. “One of the best ways people can show what it means to Live United is to volunteer. We are so grateful to every single volunteer today, who is helping make the Quad Cities better. It’s amazing how much can get accomplished when we all work together.” 

1. Arrowhead Youth and Family Services

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
80 volunteers from John Deere
Fall grounds clean-up & landscaping

2. Peterson Park

City of Davenport Parks And Recreation
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
25 volunteers from Russell Construction
Build a retaining wall and update playground

3. Friends of Hauberg Civic Center

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
40 volunteers from John Deere
Restoration of the Terraced Food Gardens for to use as educational food production for elementary to high school students

4. Kings Harvest

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
20 volunteers from Iowa American Water and John Deere
Pet shelter clean-up

5. Living Lands & Waters

Smith's Island - volunteers will take a short boat ride to the location
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
76 volunteers from 3M, Bi-State Regional Commission, John Deere, Wells Fargo
Invasive species removal at Smith’s Island 

6. Nahant Marsh Education Center

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
25 volunteers from John Deere and Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Nahant Marsh clean-up

7. QC Closet2Closet

2613 5th Avenue, Rock Island
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
24 volunteers from John Deere
Spruce up new location for fall and winter clothing

8. Quad City Botanical Center

2525 Fourth Avenue, Rock Island
90 volunteers from Bitco Insurance, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, John Deere, Target, and TBK Bank
Outdoor garden projects and Winter Nights, Winter Lights set-up

9. Green Valley Nature Preserve

River Action
Foot of 60th Street on the Rock River, Moline
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
40 volunteers from John Deere
Green Valley wetlands restoration

10. Wells Elementary School

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
51 volunteers from Black Hawk College, John Deere, and Quad City Bank & Trust / QCR Holdings
Volunteers read one-on-one with kindergarten through fourth grade students

Day of Caring is sponsored by Arconic and John Deere. The Spring Day of Caring held May 17, 2018 had 1,120 volunteers at 80 projects throughout the Quad Cities.

About United Way of the Quad Cities Area:

While most charities focus on a single group or issue, United Way of the Quad Cities Area tackles issues facing the Quad Cities as a whole. We partner with donors, volunteers, and organizations to identify and invest in sustainable, long-term solutions. unitedwayqc.org #LiveUnitedQC

Jennifer Walker

Vice President of Brand Strategy & Marketing

United Way of the Quad Cities Area

852 Middle Rd., Suite 401

Bettendorf, IA 52722




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