How to Promote the HMHI Trivia Night

trivia night flier
Use this flier to bring friends to Trivia Night and help homeless families!

We hope you’ll participate in the HMHI Trivia Night. Even better, bring a team of your friends!

It’s easy to download a flier to promote the event which will benefit homeless families on our community. Simply click the following bold print words [“Trivia 2013 Flier”] to download a flier that you can distribute and/or post: 

Trivia 2013 flyer.

It will look like the image on this page, but is sized for a full 8 x 11″ page.

If you don’t have a full team of eight people, we’ll match you with others. You can still play. We appreciate your support!

April 26 is Trivia Night for HMHI

HMHI’s next big event is Trivia Night on Friday, April 26. Doors will open at The Golden Leaf in Davenport at 6:30 pm. Trivia contest will start at 7:00 pm. You can win cash and help us help homeless families in our community–that’s a win/win!

Trivia Night admission is $10.00 per person. We’ll work with tables of eight, but if you don’t come with your own team of eight people, there’s no worries. We’ll place you with others who don’t have a full team.

Bring your own snacks, but please purchase beverages from the cash bar.

Yes, we’ll have mulligans available for each table. For the uninitiated, a mulligan is a little sticker you can buy for $1.00. Each mulligan counts as a “correct answer” when you’re stumped on a question. How easy is that!?

Color your life with Trivia Night!

During the Trivia Night contest, we’ll also hold a silent auction of baskets filled with a wide variety of items. Come early to check them over and place your bids.

We’ll have cash prizes for the top two teams! So get your friends together and reserve your table. Call HMHI at 563-326-1330 and reserve your spot for Friday Night Fun in April.

Good times rolled at HMHI’s New Orleans Jazz Brunch

Sarah Marie Young Ensemble
Sarah Marie Young and ensemble headlined HMHI’s 2012 New Orleans Jazz Brunch.

With sun streaming down on the Crow Valley Golf Club, HMHI’s Jazz Brunch on Sunday shone with great food, outstanding music and a room full of generous supporters.

The lovely fresh flowers provided by Hy-Vee (Utica Ridge & 53rd) matched the beauty of the surroundings, all decorated in the traditional gold, green and purple of New Orlean’s Mardi Gras.  The smooth melodies of award-winning Chicago jazz vocalist Sarah Marie Young, featured entertainer, were supported by an equally talented ensemble on bass and piano.

Mimosa flowed freely, and brunch did not disappoint. Capturing the flavors of New Orleans, the entrees were supported by fresh Midwestern seasonal vegetables. And the dessert bar enticed many attendees into two or more sweet meal finales.

But  the highlight for many supporters in the large dining room was the testimony from one of the first HMHI participants, Trisha. She recounted her life journey beginning with her tenuous situation as a sixteen-year-old single mother and high

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Supporters filled the room at HMHI’s New Orleans Jazz Brunch 2012, held at the Crow Valley Golf Club.

school dropout. Trisha credited the support she received during her participation in the HMHI program with turning her life around. Today her resume includes a master’s degree in accounting and a long-standing, successful career with the U.S. Government. Trisha’s story of accomplishment drew both some empathic tears and also a standing ovation from the group.

The opportunity to attend a lunch for ten with Sam Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deere and Company in the Executive Dining Room at Deere and Company World Headquarters or a similar lunch for six with Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD., President of St. Ambrose University at the Rogalski Center were live-auctioned. Proceeds of the auction and the jazz brunch event will support HMHI’s programming.

Enjoy this photo gallery from the 2012 New Orleans Jazz Brunch. Click any thumbnail to enlarge for full appreciation:

HMHI’s Family Night at the Family Museum delivered a great time

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Children, learning and activities all added up to fun at HMHI’s benefit evening at the Family Museum in Bettendorf.

Colorful images, positive energy and good feeling abounded at HMHI’s benefit evening at the Family Museum in Betterdorf on Saturday. Children begged for “just five more minutes” as the clock struck closing time. But, after three hours of nonstop activity, at least some parents were ready to call it an evening.

Many sponsors and benefactors contributed to make the event a low-cost, high-interest entertainment option for Quad Cities families. Royal Neighbors of America was our principle event sponsor. Food and beverage was contributed by J H Lass Co. and McDonald’s. Balloon artist Karen Habenicht charmed young and old. The HMHI Development Committee planned, prepared and carried out the evening, supported by helpful volunteers.

Enjoy the myriad sights and feel the joy of the evening as you view this short collection of images from our Family Night at the Family Museum!

We’re hiring! Join our team!

Position Opening

Development Director for two non-profit agencies: Humility of Mary Housing and Humility of Mary Shelter.

Responsible for raising funds for operations of budgets totaling 2 million dollars, endowment funds, planned giving, and planning fund raising events. Requires experience of 3-5 years in development. Must have at least a BA in marketing, business, or non-profit management and be computer literate in fundraising programs.

Send resume to Finance Director Mary Ann Vogel at by June 16.