The cold Quad Cities months are ahead of us.  And not all our neighbors will be able to stay warm on their own.  Townsquare Media is happy to partner with KWQC in support of the Rotary Club of Bettendorf blanket drive.

How many blankets are needed for the Quad Cities?

The Rotary Club of Bettendorf has a goal of over 4,000 blankets.  That would be double the amount of blankets they were able to collect and distribute last year.

Once those blankets are collected, they will be given to dozens of area non-profits that help low-income families (including many children) in hopes to keep them warm this winter.

The blanket drive is happening now with an easy dropoff Friday.

The blanket drive is happening now with numerous dropoff locations that you can see below.  But the easiest way to donate your new or gently used blanket will be Friday, October 28 at the KWQC studio.

Simply drive up the Brady Street hill.  Pull into the KWQC driveway.  There will be staff and volunteers there waiting to take your blankets.  Then you drive through the parking lot and right out onto Perry street.

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The blanket drive will take place Friday, October 28 from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  If you are unable to make it then, you can stop by any of the following locations during their open hours.

  • 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

Donate today right here.

If you are unable to make it to any of the locations to donate a blanket, you always donate online.  A donation of $8.00 is enough for the Rotary Club to purchase a new blanket for someone in need.  Donate today at


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