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Royal Neighbors Urges Everyone To Try a Little Kindness

October 12th, 2020

Royal Neighbors of America boasts a long, impressive legacy of doing good. And as it celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, the Rock Island-based, women-led life insurer and fraternal organization is continuing that history in a special way. To celebrate all the ways we can continue to make a difference in our own neighborhoods, Royal Neighbors has launched a 125 Random Acts of Kindness campaign. During October, November, and December, the company is encouraging its 215,000-plus members (and the general public) to do one purposeful, kind thing for someone else. “It won’t cost you much,... Read More

Over 200 Painted Birdhouses Take Flight at Davenport’s Figge Art Exhibit

October 1st, 2020

Over 200 decorated birdhouses will be on display at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, from Oct. 2 to 11, along with the Living Proof art exhibit. “They are up a short time because we want to get them out to bring hope and joy to Quad Citizens touched by cancer,” Pamela Crouch, executive director of Living Proof Exhibit (LPE), said Thursday. A wide variety of people, ages 2 to 82, participated in the “Make Hope Soar” project, including in and around the Quad-Cities, plus from Kentucky, Texas, and California, she said. LPE provides free programs that celebrate the therapeutic benefits of... Read More

Moline Woman Wins ‘Beautifull’ $10K Royal Neighbors Grant

September 28th, 2020

Monday, Sept. 28, was a beautiful and a full day for Moline’s Sarah Stevens, who was awarded a $10,000 Nation of Neighbors grant by Royal Neighbors of America (RNA). Founder of The Beautifull Project (TBP) in 2018, Stevens works as an online curator and author of content that encourages women of all body types, ages, and ethnicities to embrace their bodies and to live more confidently, freely, and fully in them. “Too often, as women and young girls, we hear messages that we’re not good enough,” Linda Wastyn, an RNA chapter leader who nominated Stevens, said Monday in a virtual award presentation.... Read More

What’s The Good News For September?

September 9th, 2020

We’re headed into fall, and there’s plenty of good news to report around the Quad-Cities, even in the midst of a challenging year. And every month, QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s Paula Sands Live team up to give you What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities? It’s a fun look around at some of the positive things going on in our community. Here’s the good news for September 2020: Pupper Of The Week And It’s Caturday With so much negativity around the world, QuadCities.com is trying to bring as much positive news and good vibes to the area media as possible. Along those lines, QuadCities.com... Read More

Royal Neighbors of America Marks 125 Years, Stays Involved in Community

August 14th, 2020

Rock Island-based Royal Neighbors of America is celebrating its 125th anniversary and the centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. The anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s passage is on Tuesday, Aug. 18, while Women’s Equality Day, Wednesday, Aug. 26, represents the date when the amendment was officially signed. Royal Neighbors also is proud of the fact it was among the first women-led insurers that supported suffrage when it was founded in 1895, 25 years before the women’s right to vote was ratified. The company’s early members were active in supporting the suffrage movement from its... Read More

Royal Neighbors Announces New Donations To Help Out During Covid

July 24th, 2020

One of the largest, women-led providers of life insurance and annuities, Royal Neighbors of America, is doing its part to help out during the covid-19 pandemic. The organization is giving a $15,000 donation to Quad City area non-profit organizations struggling to meet increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $15,000 donation comes on the heels of the nearly $100,000 Royal Neighbors has invested in its 170 local chapters nationwide so far this year. “During this challenging time, Royal Neighbors recognizes that many non‐profits, as well our community chapters, are experiencing significant... Read More

Recycle the Runway Benefiting Dress for Success Quad Cities Going Virtual

July 15th, 2020

Dress for Success Quad Cities is going virtual for their next big event — Recycle the Runway! The gig will take place Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. live streamed via zoom. Dress for Success is focused on empowering women in our Quad Cities community to achieve economic independence through career and professional development. The funds raised by Recycle the Runway each year play a critical role in serving local women. Join Royal Neighbors of America and Exelon Corporation, along with celebrity emcee Angie Sharp, for an evening of fun for a great cause. Enjoy a “Project... Read More

Royal Neighbors of America Helping Out Quad-Cities Non-Profit Organizations

July 7th, 2020

Royal Neighbors of America, one of the largest, women-led providers of life insurance and annuities, has announced a $15,000 donation to Quad City area non-profit organizations struggling to meet increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $15,000 donation comes on the heels of the nearly $100,000 Royal Neighbors has invested in its 170 local chapters nationwide so far this year. “During this challenging time, Royal Neighbors recognizes that many non‐profits, as well our community chapters, are experiencing significant challenges. While non-profits are seeing an influx of new clients... Read More

Recycle the Runway Reclaiming Purpose in a Throwaway World

April 15th, 2019

Recycle the Runway 2019 is back and better than ever! Dress for Success Quad Cities presents Recycle the Runway 2019, which takes place on Thursday Apr 18 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). Welcoming back Royal Neighbors of America and welcoming aboard Exelon Generation Quad Cities Station as co-sponsors, Recycle the Runway is a one-of-a-kind experience where a juried selection of 10 local designers showcase runway-ready ensembles crafted from bags of recycled clothing and accessories generously donated to Dress for Success Quad Cities but deemed not quite workplace... Read More

Recycle the Runway Reclaiming Purpose in a Throwaway World

March 30th, 2019

Recycle the Runway 2019 is back and better than ever! Dress for Success Quad Cities presents Recycle the Runway 2019, which takes place on Thursday Apr 18 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). Welcoming back Royal Neighbors of America and welcoming aboard Exelon Generation Quad Cities Station as co-sponsors, Recycle the Runway is a one-of-a-kind experience where a juried selection of 10 local designers showcase runway-ready ensembles crafted from bags of recycled clothing and accessories generously donated to Dress for Success Quad Cities but deemed not quite workplace... Read More