Humility of Mary Appreciates New Shelves from John Deere Store

Apr 3, 2018

A local donation center is getting face lift, thanks to the John Deere Store in Moline. Clients of the Humility of Mary shelter in Davenport go to the center to get clothing and supplies for free. Recently when the Deere Store remodeled, it gave wooden shelves and racks to the organization.

Patti Trapp, donation center manager, says the updates add dignity to the shopping experience.

"For us to have these beautiful fixtures, they're solid wood, and we have shelves and we have clothing racks, we look like a department store. It's really nice and it gives a wonderful place for our families to come and shop as they are recovering from homelessness." 

John DeTaeye , who also works for Humility of Mary, says the donation from the Deere Store gives him the opportunity to teach people about homelessness.

"We wanted to thank John Deere, but also to say that no donation is too small."

Those interested in donating to the shelter can do so at Humility of Mary Housing on Mississippi Avenue in Davenport.  The agency will hold a public sale at the donation center later this month.