With Birdies for Charity 2017 We All Win

SHELTER: BIRDIES FOR CHARITYMany Quad City residents participate in the John Deere Open’s Birdies for Charity 2017 program. They support area nonprofits and the people they help. Birdies funding helps us provide hundreds of beds each year for people with nowhere to sleep.

It’s easy to participate! Click through and answer a few simple questions right now:

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Make your pledge of assistance any amount you wish. No matter how much you give, John Deere will add a little more to it. Yes, they expand your donation by 5-10%! And, if you guess the number of birdies the pros will hit, you could win a Lexus lease for two years!

Participating in Birdies makes the tournament more enjoyable to follow. And, it helps our community thrive by supporting our services that put people into safe homes.

You pay nothing until after the tournament.

Go HERE and pledge right away! Thanks for chipping in.

QCJunetopia 3: Artists build Quad Cities community

Junetopia 2017

3 days of arts and music!

QCJunetopia, a 3-day Quad Cities festival event will grace the area for its third consecutive year on June 16-18. A celebration of the area arts communities, the festival is becoming a cornerstone among local artists: musicians, comedians, artists, crafters, filmmakers, and performers of all kinds.

Nowadays, the founders consider it an annual community-strengthening event. Junetopia features dozens of bands, both local and regional. Local artists sell their locally-produced goods. Events occur in local venues. All profits benefit the Humility of Mary Shelter, Humility of Mary Housing, Kings Harvest Ministries, and the Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No-Kill Shelter.

For information on acts, times and tickets: http://qcjunetopia.com/location-information/ A three day ticket is just $25, but you can purchase day tickets also.

Visit the travelIOWA blog for more information about QCJunetopia 2017. Communicate with fans, founders and performers on their Facebook page.

Click the image to view the event poster in readable size:

QC Junetopia 3

QC Junetopia 3 event poster

“Helping with Humor” 2017 set for June 4 at ComedySportz

Helping with Humor 2017

This great event uses humor to raise funds to help QCA adults battling homelessness.

Helping with Humor, our annual fundraiser, is Sunday, June 4 at ComedySportz Quad Cities in Rock Island, Il. Tickets are $10. The full proceed of every Helping with Humor 2017 ticket sold will go directly to Humility of Mary Shelter in Davenport, IA. This funds our mission and directly helps adults in the Quad Cities who are experiencing homelessness.

This improv comedy show, which runs from 6:00-8:00 PM, is rated “E” for audience members of all ages. Bring the whole family to this family-friendly event and enjoy the laughs. at 220 19th St, Rock Island, IL 61201–the theater home of ComedySportz Quad Cities.

Comedy effectively raises both community awareness and funding, comments Christie Adamson, Program Director at Humility of Mary Shelter. “We have a lot of fun each year at Helping with Humor,” she commented, “and we would love to fill every seat in the house for Helping with Humor 2017.”

A Team Effort

ComedySportz Quad Cities is the longest running show in the Quad Cities. The program features two teams of comedians battling for points and laughs based on the suggestions of the audience. By the end of the night, you won’t be able to stop laughing. And, your laughs will help a great cause and local organization.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. serves individual men and women experiencing homelessness. They provide shelter, stability, and access to physical and mental health resources for adults in need. Their emergency shelter bed facility operates at capacity year round. Although it receives grant assistance and public funding, some services they provide rely on direct funding through private donations and fundraising efforts.

Tickets can be purchased online here:

Or by calling the box office: 309.786.1111

**Please note that all tickets must be paid for in advanced and purchased through one of the options listed above.**

Follow the discussion and invite your friends on our Facebook event page:

Please join us. You’ll make a difference in our community. And, you’ll have fun!

Luncheon to raise funding for locals experiencing homelessness

HAVE A HEART FOR THE HOMELESSThe public is cordially invited to attend the “Have a Heart for the Homeless” 4th annual luncheon. The event takes place at noon on Saturday, February 4 at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA.

The proceeds will go to support two local shelters:

  • Christian Care, Rock Island where 30% of the residents are homeless veterans, and
  • Humility of Mary Shelter, Davenport, IA where 20% of the residents are homeless veterans.

Biaggi’s will cater the luncheon. Tickets for the event are $26.00 per person, gluten free menu is availalbe. [Snow date: February 18, 2017]

Entertainment will be provided by Lewis Knudsen.

For reservations please call Christy Schilling at 309-714-8317 or Elaine Kresse at 563-320-3325

Mail checks payable to “Valentine luncheon for the homeless” to:
Christian Care, PO Box 4176, Rock Island, IL 61204-4176

Attend and Sponsor!

Sponsorships are welcome. For sponsorship information and participation, download this form: Sponsorship Pledge Form.

Proceeds will be divided between the two shelters by the percentage of residents living in each shelter.

For more information, contact Barb Montgomery, chairperson: Cell-309-945-6129, Home-309-937-5700

Local bike ride, chili lunch to support local veterans in need

military appreciation rideWieblers Harley-Davidson of Davenport has planned to honor and express appreciation for all US military personnel and veterans on Saturday, November 5. This special day’s activities will include a military honor ride lead by the American Legion Riders Post 569, a chili lunch, and more.

Registration for the ride will begin at 9 am at Wieblers Harley-Davidson at 5320 Corporate Park Drive in Davenport (52807). Participants are asked to make a donation of $10 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Humility of Mary Shelter of Davenport Veterans Services to assist local veterans in need.

Wieblers plans to send the bikes out at 10 am. The ride will return by noon for a free chili lunch, serving until it’s gone.

“We are looking forward to partnering and having the Humility of Mary Shelter as part of our event that day,” remarked John Riley, Wieblers events coordinator.

Cathy Jordan, Program Lead for the HMSI VALOR Program, expressed appreciation to Wieblers for their generous spirit. She hopes that the event will attract a good number of attendees.

Veteran support

Shelter’s VALOR [Veterans Accessing Long-Term Opportunities & Resources] program serves very low-income U.S. military veterans and their families who don’t have homes or who are in imminent risk of losing their housing. VALOR staff at Humility of Mary Shelter help program participants remedy these housing problems. Further, VALOR helps veterans address issues that led to their housing crisis. They focus on veterans who live in Scott, Muscatine and Clinton Counties, Iowa and Rock Island, Henry, Whiteside and Mercer Counties, Illinois.

The American Legion Riders of Post 569 have assisted Wieblers for years in support of veterans causes.

Humility of Mary Shelter really appreciates this community show of support that Wieblers has initiated. We encourage all local bikers to participate in the events of the day for the military honor ride.

ComedySportz teams with Shelter to present Helping With Humor

Helping With Humor

ComedySportz presents Helping With Humor to benefit Humility of Mary Shelter on May 20m 2016.

On Friday May 20th at The Establishment in Rock Island, a comedy show will turn laughter into dollars for local adults experiencing homelessness at Humility of Mary Shelter. At 7 pm, the longest running show in the Quad Cities, ComedySportz, will offer two teams of improv comedians competing against each other for points and laughs. They’ll donate forty percent of all ticket sales the Shelter in a fundraiser that’s become an annual favorite. The show is rated E for Everyone, and everyone is encouraged to come contribute to a much needed service in our community.


ComedySportz staff invited HMSI employees to join them on stage at a previous program.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with ComedySportz again this year and look forward to all the laughs” says Christie Adamson, Director of Services at Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. provides 83 beds nightly in an overnight emergency shelter for adults who face an urgent housing need. It also manages a day shelter from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, offering both Humility of Mary Emergency Shelter participants and members of the Quad City Area civic community a safe, climate-controlled and monitored environment. The day shelter offers an indoor common space that’s furnished with tables and chairs. A telephone is available for free local calls. The local newspaper is available as well as a listing of current employment position openings in this locality. As donations permit, coffee and snacks are available at no cost.

In addition, Humility of Mary Shelter’s Outreach Team extends a regular presence to assist those living on the streets or in other places not meant for habitation. The Outreach Team brings food, water, hygiene items, clothing and bedding. The Outreach Team also brings information for housing, healthcare and meal sites. It connects individuals on the streets with community resources and opportunities for safe housing in the Quad City Area.

Recently, HMSI was honored with a Quad City Better Business Bureau Integrity Award for outstanding commitment to fair, honest and ethical practices.

Helping With Humor 2016

ComedySportz logo“Improv and comedy are in our blood.  We are in our element, we are just creating that element as we go,” said long time ComedySportz player George “Big G” Schulz, “we are thrilled to share what we do and help out our community.”

Tickets to the show are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.  Tickets available by calling 309-786-1111, or you may purchase them online through The Establishment.

Trivia Night benefit for Shelter: April 2

Trivia Night April 2

Teams of up to 8 people can register now!

Humility of Mary Shelter is sponsoring a Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 2 at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center. Proceeds will benefit adults experiencing homelessness in the Quad Cities who receive help at Humility of Mary Shelter.

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Trivia event begins at 6:00 p.m. Team registration is open. Teams of up to eight people can register at $80 per team. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited! The registration deadline is March 30. Download the registration form and informational flier HERE. Mail this form and payment to:

HMSI, 3805 Mississippi Ave., Davenport, IA 52807 Attn: Emily Harvey

trivia flier

Click the image to download this trivia information and registration form and register a team today!

Participant, can bring their own cold snacks–hot dishes and beverages not allowed. Cash bar will be provided (Please don’t bring your own beverages.) Mulligans are available!

All participants who bring an item from the HMSI Wish List to donate will be entered into the door prize drawing.

A silent auction will add to the fun and excitement of the evening.

For further information, contact Emily Harvey at (563) 326-1330.

The Golden Leaf Banquet Center is located at 2902 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA. [MAP]