On the town: Group celebrates season with check presentation

On the town: Group celebrates season with check presentation

At their 43rd annual Christmas party, members of the Corvette Club of Illinois donated $8,400 to an organization that aids battered women and children

At the party, which was Dec. 7 at the Carpenter's Local No. 44 Hall in Champaign, the group presented a check to Sharon Jarboe, executive director of BETHS Place (Because Eventually The Healing Starts).

BETHS Place is a not-for-profit organization in Douglas County that aids women and children in domestic abuse transition situations. It provides confidentiality for victims in a safe atmosphere through short-term shelter, referrals to counseling, support for court visits and domestic violence support group classes.

Additional services include educational programs about domestic violence for religious, civic and community groups, and training for volunteers in domestic violence programs.

This is the fourth year in a row the Corvette Club selected BETHS Place to receive the proceeds from its annual September charity golf outing, bringing the total donated to $32,911. The club has also donated funds to the Children Diabetes Foundation and the American Heart Association.

The Corvette Club of Illinois was formed in 1970 by five couples, and it now has 160 members from Champaign County and surrounding counties.

In addition to the golf fundraiser for BETHS Place, Corvette Club members volunteer at numerous community events.

To learn more about the club or how to support the club's charities, visit ccofi.org.

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