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This year, thousands of Quad Cities children will not have the school supplies needed to start school. In order to help, a school supply drive is being held for Day of Action on July 19, 2018. 


The goal is 20,000 items and $3,000 to help 1,600 students in the Quad Cities.


Items needed:

Pencils Pens (blue or black) Erasers Pencil Cases Spiral Notebooks Loose Paper Composition Books Pocket Folders Crayons Markers (prefer washable) Colored Pencils Scissors Glue Sticks Backpacks

School supply drop-off will be July 19 from 10 a.m. to...

In the Quad Cities, 37% of families are unable to afford cost of living expenses, according to the updated United Way ALICE Report. This number is an increase over the 33% of ALICE families in the Quad Cities reported in 2016.

The Quad Citizens designated as “ALICE” (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) are individuals who work at low-paying jobs, have little or no savings, and are one emergency away from falling into poverty. ALICE are those individuals who are working and earning, but are still not able to afford a basic needs budget in the county in which they live. These...