KWIK KARE DONATIONS SINCE 2008

$1,381,930.79

KWIK KARE DONATIONS 2017 YEAR TO DATE

$16,128.78

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

KWIK KARE DONATION/SPONSORSHIP REQUEST

To request a donation or sponsorship through the Kwik Kare program please fill out an online application by clicking HERE.

KWIK KARE RECIPIENT REQUEST

Every year, 12 local, not for profit organizations are selected to be a Kwik Kare recipient for one month. During an organization’s designated month all proceeds collected from Kwik Kare canisters are donated to that organization. Kwik Kare canisters are located at all Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen & Fazoli's cash registers.

Applications for Kwik Kare recipients may be filled out online by clicking HERE.

AUGUST 2017

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Throughout the month of August, Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen and Fazoli's Kwik Kare Program based in Dubuque raised funds to help Two by Two. Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen and Fazoli's have collection boxes at all of their stores, asking our guests to give a little extra change. Thanks to you, we’ve raised $1679.25!

Thank you to all our guests & community for making Kwik Kare possible!

“How did Two By Two come to be? Two by Two™ was just a dream in my head as I looked out my classroom window, knowing I wanted more for my students than I was able to give within the constraints of academic expectations. Throughout my 20 years as a teacher, I saw the moral compass change in children and in society… the demise of core values, a sharp decrease in kindness and empathy, an increase in bullying, and the disappearance of manners and respect. I began thinking continually about serving in a different capacity. With a love of children and animals at my core, and an unending desire to make the world a kinder place, the creation of something bigger than my classroom began happening.

My mother, Beverly Graves, a long time elementary school teacher, and I began the journey now known as Two by Two Character Development. Together, along with outstanding educators in our community and national experts in character development, we began to focus on the critical need of restoring a culture of character within schools, communities, and in our society.

Everything we created revolved around our eight core values: Fairness, Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, Cooperation, Perseverance, and CitizenshipTwo by Two™ researched-based programming—Kindhearted KidsCaptain Character Kids, and Toolkits of Character—were designed to capture a child’s imagination by connecting the teaching of these core values with the love of animals. Involving animals helps us to direct instruction not only to the mind, but right to the heart.

What began in my basement has led to a 12-year journey during which we outgrew two office spaces, became a recognizable non-profit in our community and beyond, and expanded our work to include character education conferences, summer camps, professional development, community programming, and sports team training.

Helping to make the world a kinder place has been both rewarding and heart rending, as the work never ends. What I know is that even though I miss the classroom and its daily connection to kids, this is where I am meant to be, as our mission continues to make an impact daily…To develop responsible citizens of strong character who care for, respect, and appreciate people, animals, and the environment.

We are proud to “change lives and build character” in our community and beyond. I invite you to read specific information about Two by Two™ products and services to begin your character education journey.

Kindly,
Kristin Woodward-Vaassen”

Looking for ways to help? Check out their website http://www.twobytwoeducation.org/two-by-two-story/ to donate or volunteer!

Thank you to all our guests & community for making Kwik Kare possible!

July 2017

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Throughout the month of July, Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen and Fazoli's Kwik Kare Program based in Dubuque raised funds to help our local Veteran's Freedom Center. Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen and Fazoli's have collection boxes at all of their stores, asking our guests to give a little extra change. Thanks to you, we’ve raised $2,095.54!

“As more and more vets were drawn to share the heaviness of their burdens, the numbers and the need exceeded the available meeting space the garage provided. Noting the friendships, respect for each other and the enjoyment of each other’s company, the thought came about to Jim Wagner and Al Rowell of why not starting a center open to all honorably discharged military veterans to do the same and offer even more? There was a 900 square foot building space available for rent around the corner from the garage at 19th & Washington St. The rent was considered achievable but the main part of the building that would become the overall center for all proposed activities needed a total facelift. In January 2011, Jim & Al decided to rent the building and the Veterans Freedom Center at 1897 Washington St. in Dubuque was founded.
The initial rent payments, expenses, labor and materials to refurbish this building came directly “out of pocket” from those “garage gang veterans” who were dedicated in making this Center a veterans homestead. Once the word was out, the local businesses and community immediately began to show support by providing needed materials and cash donations.
In the first year of existence, the Veterans Freedom Center flourished with veteran participation and remarkable financial community support.
Only one year later, due to the Veterans Freedom Center’s popularity amongst veterans and the community, the center began experiencing growing pains. The Veterans Freedom Center moved and opened its current location on Kerper Boulevard in January, 2012. The new center occupies 3,000 square feet, three times more the space initially rented at the Washington St. location.
Today, the Veteran’s Freedom Center meets the needs of all military active duty, reserve and Honorably Discharged military veterans past
and present. We offer a place to interact with fellow veterans, network together and provide the camaraderie that all have shared while proudly serving their country. We create close interpersonal relationships with our veterans. For those in need of assistance financially, physically or mentally we have the resource information to pass along to the veteran accordingly. The center also offers a woodworking shop, scroll sawing, an exercise room, and arts and craft opportunities. Leisure activities such as pool, darts, cards, television, music, and computer usage are also accessible to our veterans. These are at no cost to the veteran.”

Looking for ways to help? Check out their website http://www.veteransfreedomcenter.net/home.html to donate or volunteer!

Thank you to all our guests & community for making Kwik Kare possible!

2017 KWIK KARE RECIPIENTS

January: Operation New View - $1,201.04
February: Make-A-Wish - $1,410.31
March: Area Residential Care - $1,700.00
April: Hills & Dales - $1,623.60
May: Boys & Girls Club - $1,852.74
June: American Cancer Society - $2,887.05
July: Veteran's Freedom Center - $2,095.54
August: Two by Two - $1,679.25
September: Maria House 
October: Breast of Friends 
November: Salvation Army
December: Magical Kwik Stop Christmas/Red Kettle

 

2015 KWIK KARE RECIPIENTS

January: Operation New View - $1,898.40
February: Dubuque Sertoma Club - $1,783.39
March: Project Concern - $1,893.90
April: Riverview Center - $2,436.36
May: Boys & Girls Club - $2,915.15
June: American Cancer Society - $5,109.65
July: Veteran's Freedom Center - $4,221.95
August: March of Dimes - $2,642.65
September: Hospice of Dubuque - $2,237.60
October: Breast of Friends - $4,748.32
November: Salvation Army - $4,826.03
December: Magical Kwik Stop Christmas/Red Kettle - $13,994.09

 

2013 KWIK KARE RECIPIENTS

January: Operation New View - $1,422.31
February: Breast of Friends - $1,176.13
March: Camp Albrecht Acres - $2,219.22
April: Dubuque 4H Happy Feet - $2,696.65
May: Boys & Girls Club - $2,599.01
June: American Cancer Society - $1,002.88
July: Veteran's Freedom Center- $1,433.66
August: Dubuque Noon/Evening Lion's Club - $1,769.00
September: Area Residential Care - $2,290.04
October: Hills & Dales - $4,890.76
November: Salvation Army - $3,850.12
December: Magical Kwik Stop Christmas/Red Kettle - $11,101.44

 

2016 KWIK KARE RECIPIENTS

January: Operation New View - $1,898.40
February: Camp Albrect Acres - $1,842.61
March: Dubuque 4H Happy Feet - $1,935.91
April: Dubuque Lion's & Noon Club - $1,891.62
May: Boys & Girls Club - $1,508.09
June: American Cancer Society - $4,922.66
July: Veteran's Freedom Center - $11,951.31
August: Compass To Care - $2,222.94
September: Children's Storybrook Hill Zoo - $1,868.15
October: Breast of Friends - $1,001.21
November: Salvation Army - $6,368.58
December: Magical Kwik Stop Christmas/Red Kettle

 

2014 KWIK KARE RECIPIENTS

January: Operation New View- $2,033.00
February: American Heart Association- $2,035.56
March: Two By Two- $2,083.69
April: Maria House- $3,351.83
May: Boys & Girls Club- $3,611.15
June: American Cancer Society- $4,982.85
July: Veteran's Freedom Center- $4,322.66
August: Dubuque Humane Society- $4,497.77
September Alzheimer's Association- $3,987.60
October: Mentor Dubuque- $2,393.49
November: Salvation Army- $4,926.03
December: Magical Kwik Stop Christmas/Red Kettle- $13,817.39

 

2012 KWIK KARE RECIPIENTS

January: Operation New View- $620.00
February: Dubuque Sertoma Club- $582.76
March: Dubuque Evening Lions Club- $814.13
April: American Heart Association- $1,094.97
May: Boys & Girls Club- $819.97
June: American Cancer Society and Honor Flight - $900.00
July: Veteran's Freedom Center- $1,230.91
August: Riverview Center- $821.49
September: March of Dimes- $1,026.82
October: Hospice of Dubuque- $3,108.53
November:  Salvation Army- $5,583.56
December: Magical Kwik Stop Christmas/Red Kettle- $15,990.62