Bettendorf Rotary blanket drive for homeless gets underway

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Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 3:56 PM CDT
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BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) -The Rotary Club of Bettendorf is holding its second annual Blanket Drive from Oct. 3 through Dec. 2.

The goal is to collect 4,000 blankets to be distributed to area non-profit agencies that help homeless and low-income individuals and families to help keep warm this winter.

Last year, they collected about 2,000 blankets.

On Oct. 28 KWQC will partner with the Rotary Club of Bettendorf to host a blanket drive at the station.

Drop off new, or clean, gently-used blankets at the following locations:

  • Bettendorf Public Library - 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf
  • Bettendorf City Hall – 1609 State Street, Bettendorf
  • Bettendorf Police Department – 1609 State Street, Bettendorf
  • K & K Hardware & Lumber – 1818 Grant Street, Bettendorf
  • Mediacom Village Shopping Center – 902 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport
  • Duck Creek Tire & Service/Ron’s Toy Box – 4000 Middle Rd., Bettendorf
  • Farrells Extreme Bodyshaping Bettendorf – 2501 53rd Ave., Bettendorf
  • All Scott County YMCAs –
    • Bittner YMCA – 630 E. 4th Steet, Davenport
    • North Family YMCA – 624 W. 53rd Street, Davenport
    • West Family YMCA – 3503 W. Locust Street, Davenport
    • Bettendorf Family YMCA – 3800 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf
    • Utica Ridge YMCA – 4885 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport

Monetary donations can be made by going to RotaryBlanketDrive.org