Collection drive at stores raises money for Child Abuse Council

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Hundreds of volunteers gave people the chance to became “lifesavers” around the Quad Cities.

Over 30 stores in the area exchanged life saver candies for donations to the Child Abuse Council. This was part of the organization’s Lifesaver Canister Day on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

The council hopes to raise $105,000 during the day-long collection drive at stores.

The fundraiser also raises awareness to child abuse and neglect issues in the Quad Cities as well as the services that the council provides, according to a spokesperson from the group.