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HDC Booster Organization

Who are the Boosters?

We are a group of people who promote and assist the mission of the Handicapped Development Center.
Our motto is “We do, so they can.”

What do the Boosters do?

We provide recreational activities for HDC participants including:

  • Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day Dances
  • A picnic in the fall
  • A Saturday bowling league

Boosters Also:

Advocate and lobby for issues that effect people with disabilities through:

  • Bus trips to Des Moines
  • Letter writing campaigns to legislators
  • Informing our membership and the broader community about important issues

Raise funds to help enhance services at HDC by:

  • Organizing a Nut and Candy Sale
  • Participating in the Birdies For Charity program
  • Selling Quad Cities Dining Tour Books
  • Having an account at Stuff Etc.

Keep people informed through:

  • A monthly newsletter
  • Sponsoring informational luncheons
  • Tours of the Center



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Handicapped Development Center

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.

Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center02/23/2018 at 9:47am

12 people have landed community jobs recently. Many eager, hard-working HDC participants are looking for a place to share their talents. Contact the Center at 563-391-4834 to learn how someone can meet the needs of your company.

Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center02/21/2018 at 8:11am

Over 250 kids participated in our Bunny Hop kids race last year and we are limiting the field to only 200 this time around! All kids receive a race bib, finisher's medal, entry to our private Easter Egg Hunt where we guarantee all kids a pre-filled basket with candy and the chance for additional prizes within the hunt, free food and drink at our post race party and live music.

Get signed up today with a $5 discount when an adult also signs up for the 5K. Use the discount code "HOP10".

Remember entry is limited this year so get signed up today!


Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center02/20/2018 at 5:39am

February is full of holidays to celebrate--Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, etc. Folks in the Personal Independence program have decided to celebrate them all.

Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center02/19/2018 at 11:24am

Employment Services is doing a new job--cleaning and sorting sunglasses. Yes, we do all kinds of things.

Contact our Salesmanager, Amy Cook at amycook@hdcmail.org and see what we can do for your company.

Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center02/16/2018 at 5:20am

The HDC staff trivia team and the HDC board member trivia team with the highest scores at the HANDS' trivia event in January were recently recognized with a certificate and a pair of "smarty pants".


What do you do with the money raised throughout the year?

In addition to paying for the recreational activities provided to the HDC participants, we also make donations to the Center to purchase items that enhance services.  The following items have been made possible through the Booster Organization:

  • Automatic door openers
  • Computer work stations
  • A wheelchair accessible van
  • Production equipment in Employment Services
  • Furniture in the residential programs
  • Much, much more!

Knowing the importance of ensuring the long-term future of the Center, we have also made substantial contributions to the HDC Endowment Fund.


Who are members of the Boosters?

We are parents, siblings, family members, and friends of individuals receiving services at HDC.  Anyone can be a Booster.  You just have to care about the cause and have a willingness to help. Associate Booster members are businesses in the community who support the Center’s mission through their place of business.

How much does it cost to become a member?

Annual membership fees are $10 for either an individual, family, or Associate. Memberships run on a calendar year, so renewal time is each January.

How do I join?

Just send $10 to the Boosters at:
3402 Hickory Grove Road – Davenport, IA 52806
Call the Center at 563-391-4834 or e-mail for more information.

Booster Activities

Meeting Times
The Boosters meet at 1p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday in: September, November, January, March, and April. In February and October, meetings are held in conjunction with the Parent Luncheons. The meeting in May is the annual dinner meeting with place and time to be announced.
To become an HDC Booster or to renew your membership, simply send a $10 check payable to “HDC Boosters” to HDC, 3402 Hickory Grove Road, Davenport, IA 52806. Member Dues help pay for all the Booster Activities. Memberships run from January to December.
Stuff, Etc.

Donate items to Stuff Etc. (located across the street from Brady Street Stadium in Davenport) and when the items sell, proceeds benefit the Boosters. Stuff Etc. accepts many items including clothing but certain restrictions apply. Check the Stuff Etc. website for more information about accepted items.




Birdies for Charity

Thank you for this year’s support with the Birdies for Charity pledge. Stop by next year for the 2018 Birdies for Charity pledge form.