Friendly House teams with Jumer's Hotel & Casino to provide holiday baskets


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Posted Online: Dec. 18, 2012, 3:54 pm
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Press release submitted by Friendly House


Friendly House will distribute holiday baskets to registered participants on December 19st beginning at 9am.
Jumer's Hotel and Casino in partnership with Kings Food Service donated 400 hams to the Friendly House in Davenport, IA for holiday meal baskets showing their deep commitment to the Quad City community. Rock Island Head Start families will receive 50 of the hams. Jumer's employees along with several Friendly House staff and volunteers will be on-hand to help distribute 350 of the hams this Wednesday as a part of the annual Friendly House holiday basket distribution. In addition to hams the families will receive a food basket of items for a complete holiday meal. Davenport Diocese Rice Bowl Grant, Davenport Noon Optimist, and Bettendorf Rotary Foundation provided funding to ensure that Friendly House could provide these food baskets to the community. Seniors and youth under 16 years of age whose families have identified a need for gift assistance will receive holiday gifts. The gifts have been donated from, Santa for a Senior, angel trees at three local churches, as well as a variety of other businesses and families.



















 



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