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Rock Island businesses join Modern Woodmen to help local kids in April

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April 09, 2018
Throughout April, Child Abuse Awareness Month, several businesses in downtown Rock Island are donating a portion of proceeds to benefit Child Abuse Council. Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization based in Rock Island, will match these donations, up to $1,000.
 
The participating businesses are:
  • Icons: Donated 10 percent of drink sales on April 6.
  • Steve’s Old Time Tap: Donating 50 percent of appetizer sales, April 9-13 and April 16-20.
  • Healthy Harvest Urban Farms: Donating 10 percent of café and grocery sales, April 16-20.
The initiative was coordinated by Modern Woodmen employees to support their 2018 employee service project, Power Their Potential. The project is focused on giving kids in the Quad Cities the building blocks for brighter futures.
 
In addition to arranging the business donation, Modern Woodmen employees also planted a blue pinwheel garden for Child Abuse Council’s Blue-Out Day and raised money for the Council through denim day, bake sale and raffle fundraisers.
 
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About Modern Woodmen:
Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen supports members, families and communities throughout the United States. As a fraternal benefit society, the organization is defined by its unique blend of financial services, member benefits and community impact opportunities. In 2017, Modern Woodmen and its members provided $20.6 million and 534,000 volunteer hours to support fraternal activities and programs. To learn more, visit www.modernwoodmen.org.
 
About Power Their Potential:
Modern Woodmen of America’s 500+ employees are banding together for a special project in 2018. Power Their Potential is focused on giving kids the building blocks for brighter futures. By partnering with local organizations that help kids in the Quad Cities meet basic needs, we can help them dream big and realize their potential.

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