BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 30, 2022) — The Rotary Club of Bettendorf is spearheading the second annual Bettendorf Rotary Blanket Drive in the Quad Cities area from October 3 through December 2. The goal is to receive 4,000+ blankets in 2022 which is double the amount from last year. After blankets are dropped off at several drop-off box locations and received from various workplace blanket drives, they will be distributed to dozens of area non-profit agencies that help homeless and low-income individuals and families (including many children) in an effort to help them keep a little warmer this winter.

Joe Campion, the Bettendorf Rotarian that created this effort, said “we envision that the number of blankets received during the Rotary Blanket Drive could cover several acres if laid corner to corner — an image of “acres of warmth” to keep those less fortunate warmer during the cold winter months.”

Public drop-off locations for new, or clean, gently-used blankets are the following:

Bettendorf Public Library — 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf

Bettendorf City Hall — 1609 State Street, Bettendorf

Bettendorf Police Department — 1609 State Street, Bettendorf

K and K Hardware and Lumber — 1818 Grant Street, Bettendorf

Mediacom Village Shopping Center — 902 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport

Duck Creek Tire and Service/Ron’s Toy Box — 4000 Middle Rd, Bettendorf

Farrells Extreme Bodyshaping Bettendorf — 2501 53rd Ave, Bettendorf

All Scott County YMCAs:

Bittner YMCA — 630 E 4th Steet, Davenport

North Family YMCA — 624 W 53rd Street, Davenport

West Family YMCA — 3503 W Locust Street, Davenport

Bettendorf Family YMCA — 3800 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf

Utica Ridge YMCA — 4885 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport

A special QR code and landing page has been created at for additional information and to make a monetary donation. Every $8.00 allows us to make a new blanket purchase!

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