Area schools collecting school supplies for the First Day Project

Since 2006 Quad City area schools and volunteer groups coordinate a combined supply drive effort through the First Day Project: Quad City-Wide Student Supply Drive.

The First Day Project unites Quad City area school supplies drives to meet the needs of students who require help in obtaining school supplies. Approximately 24,000 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 70% 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.

Serving Bettendorf, Colona, Carbon Cliff-Barstow, Davenport, East Moline, Hampton, Moline, Pleasant Valley, Rock Island-Milan, Silvis, and United Township school district students.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Loose-Leaf Paper
  • Pocket Folders
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Washable Markers
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Backpacks
  • Erasers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Rulers
  • Scissors

 

Donation Locations

WQAD News 8 – 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, IL
July 3 – 31, 2017

Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SPECIAL DROP OFF DAY – Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

Ruhl & Ruhl

July 5 – 30, 2017

Bettendorf Office – 1228 Middle Rd, Bettendorf
Davenport Office – 4545 Welcome Way, Davenport
Moline Office – 1701 52nd Avenue, Moline
Corporate – 5403 Victoria Ave. #100, Davenport

 

Carpetland USA
July 5 – 30, 2017

4337 Brady St., Davenport
4201 44th Ave., Moline

 

IOWA – June 23 – July 31

Bettendorf Community School District
District Administration Center – 3311 18th St., Bettendorf

Davenport Community School District
Achievement Service Center – 1606 Brady St., Davenport
Monday through Thursday

Pleasant Valley Community School District
Pleasant Valley High School – 604 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf

 

ILLINOIS – July 1 – 22

Moline School District
District Administration Center – 1619 11th Ave., Moline

Rock Island/Milan School District
District Administration Center – 2101 6th Ave., Rock Island

Chris Elsberg State Farm Insurance Agency – 855 46th Ave., R.I.
Blackhawk Bank & Trust – 38th St.& Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island
Blackhawk Bank & Trust – 301 West 4th St., Milan
East Moline Area Schools (First Day Fund Inc.)

Christ United Methodist Church – 3801 7th St, East Moline
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Whitey’s Ice Cream Locations – CASH DONATIONS

July 1 – 14

  • 3515 Middle Rd, Bettendorf
  • 1230 West Locust St., Davenport
  • 2419 East 53rd St., Davenport
  • Northpark Mall, Davenport
  • 1601 Avenue of the Cities, Moline
  • 2601 41st. St, Moline
  • 2520 18th Ave., Rock Island
  • 1335 Ave. of the Cities, East Moline

 

Ascentra Credit Union Locations

July 3 – August 3, 2017

  • 1710 Grant St., Bettendorf
  • 2339 53rd Ave., Bettendorf
  • 1515 W. 53rd St., Davenport
  • 1710 W. 3rd St., Davenport
  • 1800 Brady St., Davenport
  • 949 Mississippi View Ct., LeClaire
  • 3005 7th St., Moline

Hy-Vee Pack the Bus

Sunday, July 23 from 11 am – 4 pm
Devils Glen Rd., Bettendorf

Sunday, July 30
Utica Ridge & 53rd, Davenport
11 am – 4 pm

Bikers for Backpacks QC
Biker ride to benefit Rock Island/Milan students in need
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Facebook – bikersforbackpacksqc

MONETARY DONATIONS
Donate Online: Go to www.cfgrb.org and click on “Our Funds” then select First Day Project
Checks: Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, 852 Middle Rd., Ste. 100, Bettendorf, IA 52722. Please write First Day Project Fund in the memo line.