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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program Helps to Feed Quad-Cities Students

August 1st, 2021
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program Helps to Feed Quad-Cities Students

Even though vaccines for the COVID-19 virus are being distributed, the health crisis is still active and many families continue to struggle with their finances. As our community works to recover from the pandemic, it is important for students to receive nourishing meals. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program of the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service provides food assistance benefits to children, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals, due to changes in instruction schedules and... Read More

Genesis Collecting Donations Of School Supplies To Help Students Starting Monday

July 31st, 2021
Genesis Collecting Donations Of School Supplies To Help Students Starting Monday

Genesis Health System will help area students and families get back to normal when schools reopen, and donations begin at various locations on Monday. So if you want to help out local students in need, please stop by! “Pack the Bus’’ debuted two years ago as part of the Genesis anniversary celebration of 150 years of health services. The needs are even greater as families continue to recover from COVID-19 disruptions. “The Genesis ‘Pack the Bus’ campaign will assist families and the schools again this year by providing the tools they need for learning,” said Shirley Gusta, director... Read More

Metro Offering FREE Bus Rides For K-12 Students This Fall!

July 28th, 2021
Metro Offering FREE Bus Rides For K-12 Students This Fall!

In a really, really cool move and some great positive news, kids won’t have to worry about getting rides to and from school and activities this fall! Metro is offering free bus rides to K-12 students on their bus routes. Students need to show their ID for the ride, and as per existing rules, all passengers need to wear a mask on the buses. For more info, see www.MetroQC.com.    Read More

Looking To Adopt A Great New Pet? Check Out The Pet Of The Week From Quad City Animal Welfare Center!

July 20th, 2021
Looking To Adopt A Great New Pet? Check Out The Pet Of The Week From Quad City Animal Welfare Center!

QuadCities.com is proud and happy to announce we’re partnering with the Quad City Animal Welfare Center! Starting TODAY we’ll be featuring their Pet of the Week, helping for find new homes for great dogs and cats! If you’re looking for a new pet, we encourage you to adopt, and please check out the Pet of the Week from Quad City Animal Welfare Center, today and every Tuesday on QuadCities.com! And here’s the first Pet of the Week… Princess is making her magical debut and is wondering if she can discover a whole new world with her furrever family! Princess is a shepherd... Read More

What’s The Good News For July, Quad-Cities?

July 19th, 2021
What's The Good News For July, Quad-Cities?

Summer is in full swing and there are so many things to feel sunny about in the Quad-Cities! There’s always lots of positive news out there and we highlight some of the awesome things going on every month in this column, What’s The Good News, featured here on QuadCities.com and on KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live!” So, what’s the good news for July 2021? Here are some of the headlines… Quad-Cities Podcast Hub Debuts! Looking for your new favorite podcast? Shop local! With the Quad-Cities Podcast Hub! The site, located on QuadCities.com at quadcities.com/podcasts, offers over 50 podcasts... Read More

Genesis Health System Looking To Help Area Students And Families With School Supplies

July 15th, 2021
Genesis Health System Looking To Help Area Students And Families With School Supplies

Genesis Health System will help area students and families get back to normal when schools reopen. “Pack the Bus’’ debuted two years ago as part of the Genesis anniversary celebration of 150 years of health services. The needs are even greater as families continue to recover from COVID-19 disruptions. “The Genesis ‘Pack the Bus’ campaign will assist families and the schools again this year by providing the tools they need for learning,” said Shirley Gusta, director of the Genesis Business Intelligence Center, who is coordinating the Genesis volunteer effort. “There is never enough... Read More

Genesis Health System’s “Pack the Bus’’ Drive Benefits Quad-Cities Families

July 7th, 2021
Genesis Health System's “Pack the Bus’’ Drive Benefits Quad-Cities Families

Genesis Health System will help area students and families get back to normal when schools reopen. “Pack the Bus’’ debuted two years ago as part of the Genesis anniversary celebration of 150 years of health services. The needs are even greater as families continue to recover from COVID-19 disruptions. “The Genesis ‘Pack the Bus’ campaign will assist families and the schools again this year by providing the tools they need for learning,” said Shirley Gusta, director of the Genesis Business Intelligence Center, who is coordinating the Genesis volunteer effort. “There is never enough... Read More

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities to Join in First Global Community Gives Day June 28

June 23rd, 2021
Gilda’s Club Quad Cities to Join in First Global Community Gives Day June 28

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community (CSC), the world’s largest provider of cancer support that operates at 175 locations, is announcing Monday, June 28 as the network’s first-ever global Community Gives Day. The inaugural Community Gives Day comes as the demand for the organization’s free services — including emotional assistance, nutrition and healthy lifestyle guidance, education, navigation, digital resources, and more — is at an all-time high, according to a Tuesday release from the nonprofit. “As our nation turns a corner on the Covid-19 pandemic,... Read More

Good Advice For Fathers And Sons On Father’s Day

June 20th, 2021
Good Advice For Fathers And Sons On Father's Day

Time is the only thing you can spend once. And today, on Father’s Day, that’s something to definitely remember. Being a father, bringing another life into the world, is an amazing experience and responsibility, and it gives you a blessing in time to spend with a person who will always be a part of your life, and who is beholden to you for helping to shape them as a person. You can literally make the world a better place by making the time and effort to make your children better people. To be there for them. To enjoy your time with them. To be a parent and friend to help guide them through... Read More

Davenport Schools’ Summer Meals Begin June 21

June 19th, 2021
Davenport Schools’ Summer Meals Begin June 21

DAVENPORT, IA – Summer should be a fun time for kids to enjoy family gatherings and vacation time. But for children in some families, summer can bring hunger. The Summer Food Service Program of the Iowa Department of Education provides meals for those hungry children. This program was previously administered in the Davenport Community School District (DCSD) in the summer of 2020, and this year, the program will again offer numerous sites for students, ages 18 years and younger, to receive breakfast and/or lunch. “When school is out, many people forget that for some students, their main source... Read More