Welcome to Christian Care
Christian Care's services are available in the Quad Cities to a growing number of homeless men and abused women and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through our two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—we provide to safe shelter, food, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to anyone in need. We serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and the mentally ill.
Every day of every year, Christian Care provides warm, safe shelter, nutritious meals, and a wide variety of resources to needy men, women and children throughout the Quad Cities. Our vision is to transform the lives of those we serve, offering the homeless and survivors of domestic violence an opportunity to start a new, more productive life.
Thank you for considering a gift to Christian Care, and many blessings to you and your loved ones this year!
17TH ANNUAL FEINSTEIN HUNGER CHALLENGE
$1 MILLION GIVEAWAY TO FIGHT HUNGER
For the 17th consecutive year, the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation in Rhode Island will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide, including Christian Care. As an incentive to help raise funds from March 1 through April 30, Mr. Feinstein will provide a percentage of the $1 million to Christian Care, based on the amount of donations received during the challenge’s time frame. Challenge donations include cash, checks, food items (valued by the Feinstein Foundation at $1.00 per item or pound) and pledges to donate. Many donors have found that pledging facilitates their efforts. For example, if someone pledges $300, they may meet their challenge by paying just $25 a month to do so. Christian Care will receive credit for the full $300 amount. Donors must designate all monetary donations, food donations and pledges for the Feinstein Hunger Challenge. The more donations Christian Care receives between March 1 and April 30, the larger the percentage of Feinstein Hunger Challenge money that will be awarded.
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Help Christian Care Earn Birdies Bucks in 2014
The John Deere Classic and BIRDIES FOR CHARITY are at it again. You can help support Christian Care by making a pledge for this year’s John Deere Classic PGA golf tournament. Simply pledge one cent or more for every birdie you think will be made during the tournament, or you can make a one-time donation. Last year, there were 2,142 birdies, so your one-cent per birdie donation would have amounted to $21.42.All guesses must be on an official pledge card and received at the tournament office by July 11, 2014. Pledge forms will be included in the May edition of Carelines Newsletter or can be picked up at Christian Care Rescue Mission, located at 2209 3rd Avenue in Rock Island. Make sure you specify that Christian Care’s Bird Number is 1390. For more information click here.
Belly Dance Troupe Ámate Promote Women’s EmpowermentThe lovely ladies of Troupe Ámate are back and ready to dance again at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse on Saturday, April 26th! The ladies will give you a FREE sneak peek of what belly dancing is all about by presenting solos, duets, trios and group numbers! Show starts at 6:00 PM, so come on over and be entertained while you grab some iced coffee or maybe even a glass of wine at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, located at 1325 30th Street in Rock Island. This fundraiser will benefit Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter by supporting women’s empowerment. Hope to see you there!
Verizon Offers Hope - Donate Your No-longer Used Phone
Verizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and the three to ten million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. Christian Care benefits from Hopeline from Verizon by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and turning them into support for domestic violence survivors. Through HopeLine, Christian Care exchanges the donated, gently used phones and the phones are then reprogrammed as emergency phones that they give back to Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter's residents. Phone donations can be made to the Rescue Mission located at 2209 3rd avenue downtown Rock Island.
A Portrait of Hunger - and Generosity
Christian Care's Community Meal Site has been featured in the River Cities Reader article, A Portrait of Hunger--and Generosity: A Robust Network Fights a Growing Problem in the Quad Cities, by Jeff Ignatius. Follow the link to read the full article about Christian Care's efforts and the part that they play in the war on hunger in the Quad Cities:
Christian Care is seeking candidates for the positions of housemother and residential advocates for evenings and overnights at both of our facilities. Housemothers help women and children within a residential setting by managing the household, providing comfort and care and modeling Christian values. At our Rescue Mission we are looking for males to provide residential assistance, facility management while also modeling Christian values at a homeless shelter. If interested in the housemother position, please call Kris at 309/788-2273 or send your resume to Christian Care, PO Box 4176, Rock Island IL 61204 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For interest in the positions at the Rescue Mission please call Dr. Elaine Winter at 309/786-5734 or send your resume to Christian Care, PO Box 4176, Rock Island IL, 61204 or email it to email@example.com.
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