Do your holiday shopping at Bucktown and support NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The artists at Bucktown are donating a portion of their holiday sales from Friday, November 24 to Friday, December 15 to NAMI. Visit Bucktown Center for the Arts at 225 East 2nd Street, Davenport, IA.
NAMI is the charity of choice to benefit from proceeds of the Bucktown Wine Walk. Join the artists of Bucktown Center for the Arts Friday, December 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 225 East Second Street, Davenport.
Admission is free. Guests may purchase a hand-painted wine glass for $20, which entitles them to a tasting of sparkling waters, unique wines and light snacks.
The evening will include strolling carolers from the Black Hawk College Community Chorale. Special drawing gives attendees a chance to win a Quad Cities shop-local swag basket featuring items ranging from a hotel stay to a margarita kit.
Fundraiser Supports Family Mental Health Education in Six Counties
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is hosting a holiday bingo fundraiser to support its free family education programs. The fundraiser is Thursday, December 7 at CASI, the Center for Active Seniors, 1035 W. Kimberly Road Davenport. Doors open at 6 p.m. with bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door or online at www.namigmv.org.
The evening features entertainment and bingo prizes. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share. For further information, call 563-386-7477 Ext. 266.
About NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley
One in five people experience a mental health disorder in any given year. This grassroots organization is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, providing free education and support programs to individuals and families living with a serious mental health condition. NAMI GMV fills an otherwise unmet information gap in our community, serving residents in Muscatine, Clinton, Scott Counties in Iowa and Mercer, Henry, Rock Island Counties in Illinois.
Colleen Rafferty of Moline, Ill., is the 2017 NAMIWalks Greater Mississippi Valley honorary chair. An advocate for persons living with a serious mental health condition, she will work with NAMI to bring awareness to the September 23 – 5K Walk. This is a fun, family event that supports a serious cause: educating family and peers on living well with a mental health condition.
“As past Board Chairperson of the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health, it’s been my privilege to stand with NAMI and others in our great community to fight the stigma associated with mental illness,” said Rafferty.
“Virtually every family is touched by mental illness in some way. My own family is no exception. Having suffered myself from post-partum depression and anxiety, I know first-hand how devastating – and how treatable – mental illness can be,” she said.
Rafferty is a marketing consultant and the former Executive Directors of Women’s Connection – a business women’s group. She now serves on the board of directors for the Moline Library, UnityPoint Health – Trinity Medical Center and Trinity Regional Health System.
Register to walk or donate today www.namiwalks.org/greatermississippivalley