Local organizations that help the homeless will be getting some financial help this week.....
The local not for profit….In From the Cold…. will be handing out its annual grants at a news conference on Wednesday, October 25 at 10:00 am at the Center for Active Seniors (1035 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA).
In From the Cold is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Board members will hand out this year's grants to 10 organizations.
Community Health Care, Inc. $1,500.00
Christian Care $ 764.00
De La Cerda House, Inc. $300.00
Family Resources, Inc. $750.00
Humility of Mary Shelter $532.00
Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. $663.00
St. Joseph the Worker House Association $500.00
Supplemental Energy Assistance Program (SEAP) $750.00
Unity House of Davenport $1000.00
Vera French Mental Health Center $1250.00
In From the Cold is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the basic needs of homeless in the Quad Cities. The primary focus of this organization is to raise funds for homeless service providers in the Quad Cities so no person will have to live on the street, in an abandoned car or building, or in an unsafe condition. Since 1992, In From The Cold has raised more than $318,000 for the Homeless in the Quad Cities. In 1994, Phil Collins solicited donations at his concert for In From The Cold. In addition to the $5,000 raised at the concert, Phil Collins contributed an additional $5,000. Other events over the years have included Dessert concerts, and Quad Cities Chef De Cuisine Society's "Mardi Gras".
IFTC is celebrating its 25th year this November with its annual Mayor's Hunger Luncheon. The event is being held on Wednesday, November 1st offering a simple meal of bread and soup. On that day all who attend the fundraiser will "eat simply so that others can simply eat". All the area Mayors have graciously participated by hosting this event and by serving the meals. The luncheon is being held November 1st at noon at the Golden Leaf Convention Center (2092 E. Kimberly Road Davenport, IA). $25/person or $200/table of 10.
Through the generous support of our sponsors, corporate community citizens, 100 percent of the funds raised will be distributed to agencies that address the issues of hunger and homelessness in our area. The money raised will be used for next year grant awards.