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Quad Cities Community Foundation Awards Third Round Of Grants

May 1st, 2020

A third round of grants have been awarded to Quad Cities-area nonprofits supporting the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are made possible because Quad Citizens continue to donate to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The fund recently surpassed $1 million in contributions, and provides critical support for basic needs during the pandemic. Nonprofits in the Quad Cities region have requested more than $3 million in support since the fund was activated nearly two months ago. With this round, a total of $695,772 from the Disaster... Read More

Quad-Cities Mom Keeps Daughter’s Memory Alive In New Book

April 22nd, 2020

Four years ago this month, Lindsay Thul was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of breast cancer, at age 28. Less than 10 months later, she was dead. Lindsay’s mother, Diane Koster – owner of the Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport – honors her life and aims to educate others in a new book, “Lindsay’s Legacy: A Mother’s Memories.” “It’s a story of hope and it’s a story of courage,” Koster said recently. “And it’s a story of a relationship between a mom and a daughter, and it’s very educational about that disease, the different steps... Read More

Unite Quad-Cities Offering Way To Help Area Businesses Monday

April 6th, 2020

“Unite Quad Cities for COVID-19 Recovery,” a 24-hour giving event on Monday, April 6, will include a six-hour telethon hosted by KWQC-TV6’s Paula Sands at Davenport’s River Music Experience and Quad-Cities businesses, and a local family, have stepped up to offer a challenge match for it. The first $150,000 donated this Monday will be matched dollar-for-dollar. All contributions will support the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The challenge match is made possible thanks to a $50,000 gift from First Midwest Bank, a $30,000 gift from Sears... Read More

Quad City Arts Announces Arts Dollars Grant Awards

March 16th, 2020

Finally! Here’s some good news! Quad City Arts is pleased to announce the 2020 Arts Dollars grant awards to 24 nonprofit organizations, totaling just over $85,000. Since 1979, Quad City Arts grants have provided funding for local artists and non-profit organizations to enrich the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. Since 1990 alone, more than $1,000,000 has been awarded. Arts Dollars funds are generously provided by the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency. The Awards go to: Capacity-Building Grants: Quad Cities Woodturners Education... Read More

Honor Loved Ones With Quad City Storm’s Paint The Ice

January 27th, 2020

Tuesday January 28th the TaxSlayer Center will be open to the public from 10 AM – 7 PM for the Storm’s Hockey Fights Cancer Ice Painting.  Quad Citizens are encouraged to come to the arena to paint the names of loved ones who have fought cancer on the ice in the color that symbolizes the cancer they fought.  Painting is free and the Storm will be providing paint, brushes and everything needed for painting names on the ice. Next Saturday February 1st is the Quad City Storm’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night.  The game is sponsored by UnityPoint Health Trinity and all proceeds raised from... Read More

Get Quad City Storm Tickets, Help The EMSSC Spartans Soccer Team!

December 19th, 2019

Storm tickets make a great Christmas gift, and so does helping out a group of great kids! And now you can see a great Q-C Storm game and help out the EMSSC U12 SPARTANS, the top-rated local youth soccer team, ranked #8 in Illinois at the U12 level! Yup, if you buy your tickets at the link below, proceeds from ALL ticket sales will go to help the EMSSC U12 Spartans! You have to buy from this link though, because that’s how the Storm keeps track of sales for the team. The two benefit games for the Spartans are the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game December 27 and the Marvel universe... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Helps Area Homeless

December 10th, 2019

Two Rock Island homeless shelters enjoyed a donation of a little extra comfort for the men, women, and children in their care, thanks to an outstanding community response to the Rock Island Public Library’s November Community Comforts drive. The month-long drive collected 723 “wish list” gifts of food, paper goods, toiletries, cleaning supplies, gloves, hats, new underwear, socks and more comforts to help shelters care for people experiencing poverty and housing insecurity this holiday season. Donations were divided between Christian Care, which serves homeless men ages 18 and older, and... Read More

What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities?

December 4th, 2019

With the doldrums of winter weather upon us, there’s a need now more than ever for some journalistic sunshine in our lives, and you’ve come to the right place! Every month we look at some of the great positive news going on around the Quad-Cities, and, in partnership with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we shine the spotlight on the GOOD news in the area! Let’s get started!   Like, OMG Becky, We HAVE To Go To This Fest! Crafted QC will be hosting its sixth indie arts festival, OMG Beckyfest, Friday, December 6, 6-9 PM and Saturday, December 7, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of... Read More

Quad City Storm Shows Thanks to United Way

November 30th, 2019

The Quad City Storm and John Deere certainly have given United Way of the Quad Cities something to be thankful for this holiday season. The two paired up for John Deere night at a recent Storm game, Nov. 22, during which players wore custom John Deere jerseys that were auctioned off after the game. In total, the Storm and John Deere ended up raising $12,500 for United Way of the Quad Cities, making for a great Thanksgiving for all involved! For more info and tickets and game info on the Storm’s next games this weekend, see QC Storm  Read More

Quad City Storm Getting An Early Jump On Hockey Fighting Cancer

November 17th, 2019

The Quad City Storm is storming ahead with even greater efforts to battle cancer and help those who have battled the disease. The Quad City Storm is getting an early jump on raising money for the Hockey Fights Cancer Game on February 1, 2020. This year, you can honor a loved one who fought cancer by putting their name on a ribbon in the color of the cancer they fought for only $20. If all 1300 ribbons are sold, the Storm will have raised $26,000 before one jersey is sold!   You can also buy a replica jersey with your loved one’s name on it!   All net proceeds from the... Read More

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