The Rotary Club of Bettendorf is spearheading the second annual ROTARY BLANKET DRIVE in the Quad Cities area from October 3 through December 2.  The goal is to receive 4,000+ blankets in 2022 which is double the amount from last year. After blankets are dropped off at several drop-off box locations and received from various workplace blanket drives, they will be distributed to dozens of area non-profit agencies that help homeless and low-income individuals and families (including many children) in an effort to help them keep a little warmer this winter.
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.
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
A special QR code and landing page has been created at RotaryBlanketDrive.org for additional information and to make a monetary donation. Every $8.00 allows us to make a new blanket purchase!