Christian Care offering unique gift opportunity


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Posted Online: Nov. 23, 2012, 1:27 pm
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Press release submitted by Christian Care


Flowers bloom until Nov. 30
One small donation returns flowers for a year

Rock Island, IL - Christian Care, in cooperation with Colman Florist and Greenhouses, is offering a unique gift opportunity until Friday, Nov. 30. For a one-time donation of only $20, recipients will receive a seasonal bouquet of flowers each month for a year, and half the proceeds will go toward providing shelter and services for the homeless and survivors of domestic violence in our community.

For more details, please contact Andrea at 309/786-5734 or email astclair@christiancareqc.org. Colman Florist and Greenhouses is located at 2754 12th Street, Rock Island, Ill., and in the East Village in Davenport. You can also visit them on the web at colmanflorist.com. Monthly bouquets must be redeemed at the Colman location of the state in which you reside.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. Through its mission of providing safe shelter, support and resources, Christian Care empowers both the homeless and survivors of domestic violence to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives. Christian Care's two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for men—serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour of the day or night at 309/788-2273.

For more information about Christian Care, please go to its web site at christiancareqc.org or to Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

















 




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