Royal Neighbors to donate baskets for Success Quad Cities


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Press release submitted by Royal Neighbors


Royal Neighbors to donate 100 Baskets of Hope, time, and talents to Dress for Success® Quad Cities

(Rock Island, IL) – Employees and members of area chapters of Royal Neighbors of America will observe Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, by donating 100 Baskets of Hope to Dress for Success Quad Cities. These "TLC" baskets, which will include items such as calendars, inspirational/educational books, candles, bubble bath, etc., will be donated to the organization's Professional Women's Group. This group provides monthly professional development and job retention workshops and networking sessions about work/life balance, job etiquette, health/wellness, and financial literacy. Totes containing educational materials, ink pens, and writing tablets also will be given to women going through the Dress for Success Quad Cities Program.
Because Dress for Success Quad Cities has recently relocated, volunteers also will be doing hands-on projects, such as painting, cleaning, and sorting donations, to prepare the new location to serve clients.
What: Donation of 100 Baskets of Hope to Dress for Success Quad Cities and hands-on projects
to prepare the organization's new location for clients
When: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013; 9:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Dress for Success Quad Cities; 311 East 2nd Street, Davenport, IA
Contacts: Vickie Sedam--(563) 320-1137; Lynnette Tarchinski, (563) 340-7419
Media is invited to attend
Sponsored annually by USA Weekend Magazine, Make A Difference Day is the nation's largest
day of community service. On average, more than 3 million people participate across the country and help 20 million people by their efforts each year. This is the 16th year Royal Neighbors has sponsored a project.
Royal Neighbors of America, one of the nation's largest women-led life insurance companies, exists for the benefit of its members. It offers insurance products to fulfill financial needs of growth, savings, and protection. Members receive valuable benefits and can participate in volunteer activities through the organization's local chapters to help make a difference in their communities. The organization's philanthropic efforts are dedicated to changing women's lives through its national programs, including the Nation of NeighborsSM Program, and through the Royal Neighbors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
Headquartered in Rock Island, IL, with a branch office in Mesa, AZ, Royal Neighbors serves more than 200,000 members and is licensed to do business in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
For more information about Royal Neighbors of America, call (800) 627-4762, or visit www.royalneighbors.org.



















 



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