KWQC partners with Bettendorf Rotary to collect 700 blankets during drive Friday

Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 10:50 AM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - KWQC and the Rotary Club of Bettendorf collected over 700 blankets during the blanket drive at the KWQC studio on Oct. 28.

757 blankets were donated as well as $500. The second blanket drive will run from Oct. 3 - Dec. 2, with multiple drop-off locations in the Quad Cities area.

“We envision that the number of blankets received during the Rotary Blanket Drive could cover several acres if laid corner to corner – an image of “acres of warmth” to keep those less fortunate warmer during the cold winter months,” Joe Campion, the Bettendorf Rotarian that created this effort, said.

According to the Rotary Club of Bettendorf, the goal this year is to collect more than 4,000 blankets, double the amount donated in 2021.

The Rotary Club of Bettendorf said monetary donations are also accepted with every $8 being one blanket. Use the QR code and page for more information about the drive.

The Rotary Club of Bettendorf said monetary donations are also accepted with every $8 being one...
The Rotary Club of Bettendorf said monetary donations are also accepted with every $8 being one blanket. Use the QR code and page for more information about the drive.(KWQC/Bettendorf Rotary)

Public drop-off locations for new, or clean, gently-used blankets are the following:

  • 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