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Last Call-Quad Cities Dining Tour Books

The Boosters are selling the Quad Cities Dining Tour books again this year. Each book contains discount coupons for numerous area restaurants, many of which are buy-one-get-one free. You only need to use a few coupons ...

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Nuts Are Back

The 2016 Booster/Bob Ott Memorial Nut and Candy Sale is on its way. Nut and Candy Sale outlets are conveniently located in Davenport, Bettendorf, LeClaire, Eldridge, and Moline. Click HERE for a list of phone numbers and addresses ...

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6th Annual “Beat the January Blues” Trivia Night

The 6th annual HANDS “Beat the January Blues” trivia night is Friday, January 13, 2017 at Northgate Place, next to the HyVee on Kimberly and Spring St. in Davenport.  Doors open at 6 p.m. with trivia ...

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Since 1969, the Handicapped Development Center has been a non-profit organization supporting people with disabilities. We believe all individuals are endowed with the same fundamental rights and needs, are entitled to opportunities promoting the fulfillment of those rights and needs, continue to develop throughout their lives, and should have the opportunity to become contributing members of their community.

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As a premier service provider, we passionately advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities by creating opportunities for them to succeed, to achieve, to grow, and to be happy.   CarfBlue2014The Handicapped Development Center is accredited by Carf for its Community Services and Employment Services programs. In the Fall of 2013, we underwent a Carf survey and received our 11th consecutive maximum three-year accreditation. Click here to read the survey results.

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Brittany’s Gifts Trivia Night

Help support Brittany’s Gifts, a non-profit organization that raises money for individuals at HDC and the local YMCA child care centers.  A trivia night is planned for Friday, November 25th at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 35th and Marquette, in Davenport.  Snacks may be brought in but all drinks must be purchased from the KC Hall.  Teams consist of 8 players.  $10/pp.  To reserve a table, call Linda Manders at 676-7268 and leave a message.   ... read more

Republic Companies Benefits Training Center

In honor of the Republic Companies’ 100th anniversary, a fundraising campaign was launched to build the J.S. Kimmel Technology Training Center at HDC.  Over $40,000 was raised to support the project that will provide a place for HDC participants to learn technology skills needed on the job and in everyday life.  HDC wants to thank Republic Companies President Mark Kilmer and the Kimmel family for allowing HDC to be a part of this wonderful celebration of their company’s success and for being the recipient of their generosity.  Also, thanks to all the employees, retirees, business partners, and friends who made contributions to the fundraising campaign.  The Technology Training Center is in the planning stages and information will be provided... read more

Driving Our Future: Our New Strategic Plan

In January, HDC embarked on creating a strategic plan for guiding our decisions and setting HDC’s course for the next three years. The process involved working with a professional facilitator, creating a planning team, soliciting input from across our stakeholder groups, and examining economic, regulatory, and environmental theories to help us develop informed decisions about the construction of a flexible and practical strategic plan. The process was productive, challenging and very enlightening. We learned some common themes from our stakeholder groups. For example, we learned that agency communication needs to be updated and strengthened. We learned there is concern for our aging populations, and questions as to whether HDC has kept up by providing updated methods and equipment. We... read more

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People with disabilities have the same fundamental rights and needs as everyone else. They want to be loved, to feel worthy, and to be part of their community. HDC helps people achieve those goals.

By being consumers, employees, taxpayers, and neighbors, HDC participants achieve a sense of belonging. From the work they do, they experience pride and satisfaction for doing a job well and being rewarded by a paycheck. By living in the community, they learn what it's like to pay bills and how to be a responsible citizen and a good neighbor.

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Handicapped Development Center12/05/2016 at 1:02pm

Lou Ann Harmsen bought the Disney On Ice item at the HANDS Auction this summer that was generously donated by Don and Jackie Ruggles. Lou Ann's daughter invited some of her friends to the performance this weekend and they had a magical time!
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Handicapped Development Center12/02/2016 at 5:32am

While shopping at Green Thumbers, a generous person, obviously in the holiday spirit, gave a $150 gift card to a group from the Personal Independence program so they could make some purchases. How wonderful is that? Thank you, kind stranger!
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Handicapped Development Center12/01/2016 at 1:00pm

December is here and that means it is time to get serious about your nut and candy buying. Get some cashews for snacking, pecans for baking, and mixed nuts for gifting. Check here for the other varieties on sale and where you can get them. http://handicappeddevelopment.org/nutseason/
Hurry...they're going fast!
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Handicapped Development Center11/29/2016 at 6:46am

Giving Tuesday is here! If you want to support HDC in our mission to help people succeed, achieve, grow and be happy, today's a great day to do it! https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=420947868&vlrStratCode=feRT2UQ7WbQiUNVZ3JmtWp5T4MqiZavKx41OciO3f%2bn38RPOJJ8ZXtlvLUrl1oat
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Handicapped Development Center11/28/2016 at 8:30am

We've had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and today is Cyber Monday. So, what's next? GIVING TUESDAY! Giving Tuesday is a way to kick off your holiday season by giving back and helping others. Whether you give back by volunteering or making a donation, you can join the movement.


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