Our community is made up of wonderful people who do very generous things. Case in point: QC Moms in Business.
Last Friday, the American Legion hall on 15th Street in Moline was packed when the organization held its Summer Sizzler Quarter Auction to benefit Family Resources.
Here’s how it works: you buy a paddle with a number on it (you can buy as many as you want). As each item is brought up for auction, you put the number of quarters needed for the item into a basket – usually between one and three quarters, depending on the value of the item. Then you hold your paddle up and if your number is called, you win the item.
An amazing 74 gift baskets were up for bid, each donated by local businesses, including passes to the Family Museum (one quarter bid), a Jamberry Basket from Jamberry Nails (two quarters), an M&M Goodie Basket (one quarter), 1 and 2-quart Tupperware pitchers with Goodies (two quarters) and 70 more items and baskets donated by area businesses. The items ranged in value from $10 to more than $100.
QC Moms in Business was started by Michelle Praught, an Independent Scentsy Director, to give women who own businesses an opportunity for networking. Their activities have evolved into philanthropy.
The auction raised $2,092.80 for Family Resources. That’s a lot of quarters. The funds will be used to support our Violence Intervention Counseling Services, particularly our Domestic Violence programs.
Michelle says members of the group selected Family Resources because they wanted to give back to a family friendly organization that’s making a difference helping women and children.
I can’t tell you how much it means to us, and to the people who need our programs and services, when generous people like the members of QC Moms in Business do projects like this. They deserve the community’s support just as they support the community.