BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 11, 2021) — The Bettendorf Rotary is determined to make sure every homeless person in the Quad Cities has a blanket this winter. According to the nonprofit shelters in our area, blankets are the number one requested item.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (October 7, 2021) — Goodwill of the Heartland is proud to be part of a new initiative launched by Goodwill Industries International, Facebook Elevate, and Coursera to help people master social-media marketing skills. As the ongoing pandemic accelerates a workforce shift toward positions that require digital skills, this partnership will help people get the training needed to navigate their careers.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (October 5, 2021) — The East Moline Community Fund Committee has approved $17,050 in funding for 15 area non-profit organizations.

Chair Connie Dowsett shared “The East Moline Community Fund Committee is honored to support the excellent work of these local non-profits. As an endowment fund, we focus not only on helping those in-need today, but provide a permanent way to support the community through legacy giving.”

BETTTENDORF, IOWA (October 5, 2021) — Generosity will never go out of style, but when it comes to taking advantage of the special charitable-giving tax-incentives Congress put on the table last year, time is of the essence. Dedicated to helping you conduct your giving in the best possible way, we’re here to walk you through the benefits of giving before 2021 is over.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 27, 2021) — Jennifer Hamerlinck RN knows better than most the toll that mental-health issues and other social and emotional barriers can take on a student’s ability to succeed. But as the director of the Mercer County Health Department’s Mental Health Action Program (MHAP), she also knows what a difference supporting students with the right resources can make.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 23, 2021) — Argrow’s House of Healing and Hope would like to extend an invitation to you for our 4th Annual Fundraiser and the launch of The Argrow’s Center for Healing and Hope, the Argrow’s first store-front, large communal space, and industrial kitchen space. We invite all media outlets to the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated and grand opening on Thursday, September 30, 9AM, at 2313 44th Street Moline, IL 61265.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 17, 2021) —The Quad Cities Community Foundation today announced the recipients of a total of $566,000 through its Coordinated Field of Interest Grant program. Made possible by donors to the Community Foundation, this year’s program pools resources from 11 different Field of Interest Funds as well as the Quad Cities Community Impact Fund.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 16, 2021) The Moline Foundation, Moline Public Library, Child Abuse Council/AOK Network, River Bend Foodbank, and University of Illinois Extension are joining forces to offer a virtual simulation about living in poverty called $1,000 to Spend on October 19, 2021, 1:30-3PM. A follow-up workshop on SocioEconomic Differences will be on October 26, 2021, 1:30-3PM. Attendance at simulation is not required for workshop or vice

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 14, 2021) — Last month, residents of Crestwood Apartments in Davenport faced the acute stress of finding new housing after the complex was deemed unsafe to live in. For one individual, relief came through Open Door Crisis Assistance, a program of SAL Family and Community Services (SAL) dedicated to helping those in crisis access community resources.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 9, 2021) — When the leaders of Mercado on Fifth embarked on the renovation of the former Car Shop in Moline, the first thing they did was gut the building, knocking down non-­load-bearing walls, and opening up the ceiling to expose steel beams.