First Day Project

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WQAD is proud to partner with local Quad City area schools, volunteer groups and local post offices to coordinate a combined supply drive effort through the First Day Project: Quad City-Wide Student Supply Drive.
WQAD News 8 is an all-day drop off location for donations on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The station is located at 3003 Park 16th Street in Moline.
The first 100 families to donate on July 24th at WQAD will receive a voucher for a free ticket to opening night of Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey presents Built to Amaze at the iWireless Center on August 29th.
Items can also be dropped off at Moline and Davenport Carpetland locations until August 3rd.
Nearly 20,000 students in Quad City schools are from families with incomes low enough to be eligible for Free & Reduced fee waivers for school meals and fees. Some of Quad City area school districts have an average as high as 63% of students qualifying for Free & Reduced.
The First Day Project will supply thousands of Quad City students with the items they need to start their school year with confidence.
Items needed include:
  • loose-leaf paper
  • spiral notebooks
  • colored and regular pencils
  • pencil boxes
  • pocket folders
  • pens
  • crayons
  • glue sticks
  • composition notebooks
  • tissues
  • backpacks
  • scissors
  • erasers
  • washable markers
  • watercolor paints
  • dry erase markers
  • hand sanitizer
Monetary donations can be made online, click here.
You can also help by placing the items above in your mailbox, if you live in:
Iowa - Bettendorf, Blue Grass, Buffalo, Davenport, LeClaire, Moscow, Pleasant Valley, Walcott, and Wilton on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Illinois - Coal Valley, Colona, East Moline, Milan, Moline, Rock Island, and Silvis on Saturday, July 19, 2014.