All Social Services Content

All Social Services Content

Donors sought for women's refuge

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 plans Souper Bowl fundraiser

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 needs help to finish Patriot Day house

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.

School holds fundraiser for soup kitchen

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 the retirees Jan. 20, 2013

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.

Piatt County group to help in Dominican medical mission

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.

Christian group seeks volunteers to build 400 clothing cabinets for needy

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.

Crisis Nursery launches fund drive with restaurants

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.

Volunteers sought for census of homeless

Volunteers are needed later this month to help count the homeless in parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties.

Champaign County has third-highest poverty rate in Illinois

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.