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CHAMPAIGN — Greta Henry sees women in the midst of crisis pregnancies and women trying to escape abusive relationships.
Many of these women need a real refuge, she says, and her organization, Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center, is asking donors to help provide it.
DANVILLE — Habitat for Humanity of Danville will hold its Souper Bowl VIII from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at the First Presbyterian Church gymnasium, 100 N. Franklin St., Danville.
The cost is $6 per person to eat in or carry out. People also can buy a quart of soup to take home for $12.
Your choice of soup along with crackers, coleslaw, dessert and beverages will be served.
DANVILLE — Habitat for Humanity of Danville is reaching out to the local community and beyond to finish funding its Patriot Day house build.
The organization already raised about $40,000 for the three-bedroom, ranch-style house at 1109 N. Robinson St. that's being built for Kimberly Bryant and her two sons, Spurgeon and Trenton Barber.
CHAMPAIGN — The High School of St. Thomas More is hosting an Empty Bowl supper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, at its school at 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C.
For the event, the high school's art department and art club are pairing with Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works to raise money for the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.
A group of five Piatt County women are headed to the Caribbean next month, but their week in the Dominican Republic will be far from a vacation.
CHAMPAIGN — Some folks think they just don't have enough storage space.
But there are low-income kids who don't even have one dresser drawer to call their own.
Empty Tomb, the Champaign Christian service organization, wants to change that by building hundreds of clothing cupboards for these kids.
Volunteers are needed later this month to help count the homeless in parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties.
URBANA — Darlene Kloeppel, community services director for the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, said the percentage of impoverished people in Champaign County as reported by the Chicago-based Social IMPACT Research Center isn't surprising.
The center reported that Champaign County has the state's third highest percentage of residents living in poverty.
URBANA — More stressed families have been turning to the Crisis Nursery for help, but by dining at some local restaurants, you can help this Urbana agency start serving more children, possibly by later this summer.