The Illinois Branch has a proud membership of 15 Senior Circles with 246 members, and 2 Junior Circles, along with 10 Members-at-Large.

The Moline City Union runs The King’s Daughters Thrift Shop in Moline, Illinois, providing affordable clothing and housewares to those in need. Profits are donated at the Spring Luncheon for scholarships and other worthy causes.


The Peoria City Union supports a scholarship fund at Illinois Central College to help pay for books for worthy recipients.


The Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet was originally constructed in 1895 by The Will County Union of The King’s Daughters and Sons, and continues to receive support through their efforts.

Read the Illinois Branch Newsletter here!

The Illinois Branch Endorsed Project is Friendship Manor,

a faith-based, charitable Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Rock Island that offers:

Friendship Manor



  • Friendship Place Senior Villa Homes
  • Independent and Assisted Living Apartments
  • New Friendships Memory Care
  • Silver Cross Health and Rehabilitation Pavilion
  • In- and Out-Patient Rehabilitation and Therapy

Friendship Manor Site Map

It is a nonprofit community founded by the Illinois King’s Daughters and Sons back in 1979. Friendship Manor is the Illinois Quad Cities only Continuing Care Retirement Community and today provides about $1 million in charity care yearly.

Residents and visitors have commented that “It feels like home” so often that the phrase is now the theme for Friendship Manor. King’s Daughters and Sons serve on the Friendship Manor Board, and volunteer throughout the retirement community. Ruth’s Country Store is named after life-long King’s Daughter and Past Illinois Branch President, Ruth VanEchaute…a wonderful and devoted friend of the Manor. Profits from Ruth’s Country Store go to help purchase needed equipment and supplies.

In the summer of 2014, Friendship Manor opened Friendship Place, a thirteen unit senior villa community across the street from the main campus. Friendship Place is fully occupied with 21 new residents.

Friendship Place

New Friendships

The Manor has recently remodeled the first and second floors of B-Building for “New Friendships,” a 24 apartment memory care unit.

King’s Daughters and Sons can receive a 5% discounted rate on their monthly fee for Independent Living and Assisted Living Homes. They must currently be a King’s Daughter or Son in good standing and have been a member for at least 10 years.

To stay informed about all of the great things going on at Friendship Manor, visit their website at