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The YWCA of the Quad Cities is gearing up for Giving Tuesday by opening up the doors of its new Iowa Empowerment Center in Davenport and asking for help to fill its cupboards with household supplies for the families it serves. In observance of Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28, the YWCA will hold a “sneak peek” at its newest facility, located at 1115 Mississippi Ave. The public is invited to tour the Empowerment Center – formerly the Temple Emanuel building – from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day. The Rock Island-based YWCA purchased the building in the fall of 2022 after being awarded a Nonprofit Innovation Assistance Grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The $1.6 million state grant allowed the nonprofit to buy the building from the B’nai Israel Congregation, which relocated to Davenport’s East Kimberly Road. “We’re tired of growing out of facilities,” YWCA Vice President Deanna Woodall told the QCBJ at the time of the IEDA award. “We want a facility we can grow into.” The new location now will house the entire Empowerment Center operation, which has been bursting at the seams at its nearby facility at 140 E. River Drive. “The Empowerment Center will not only expand current programs and services like our immediate needs pantry, clothing closet, and continuing education opportunities … but now we can introduce new programs and services that include more educational and career-building opportunities, shower and laundry facilities,” Ms. Woodall, the vice president of Development, Growth and Empowerment Services, said in a recent news release.