CHAMPAIGN — Curves of Champaign South and Savoy is raising money this month to benefit Marines serving in Afghanistan as well as the Center for Women in Transition in Champaign.
A member of the club has a son serving in Afghanistan, and although the supplies will not reach the troops before Christmas, Curves owner Sharon Hamilton said she wanted Curves members to think about those serving.
"We thought this would be a good time of year to get members thinking about the troops. They appreciate receiving things from home at any time," she said.
Hamilton called the support for the Center for Women in Transition a "natural fit for Curves."
The fundraising will continue through Dec. 30 at the Curves club at 2227 S. Neil St., C, in the Shoppes of Knollwood strip mall.
If someone gives cash or products valued at $20 or more, Hamilton will waive the $99 one-year membership fee to join Curves.
For more information, contact Hamilton at 217-352-9922.
Teen dance to help Make-A-Wish child
CHAMPAIGN — A Winter Wonderland XMESS Bash is scheduled for high school students and will raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
It's scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 2 at 88 Broadway in Urbana. Entrance fee is $8, and the dance will last until 12:30 a.m.
Carly Buetow, a senior at the High School of St. Thomas More, is organizing the dance. Last summer, she organized a dance that raised more than $4,000 for children in Costa Rica.
She now hopes to adopt a child's wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Buetow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 649-9557.
Transformations having clothing drive
URBANA — Christie Clinic's Transformations Weight Loss program is holding a clothing drive to benefit Salt & Light in Champaign.
The clinic has set a goal of collecting 300 pounds of clothing by the end of this drive, Dec. 29.
All clothing and accessories, such as belts, will be accepted at the Transformations clinic at 700 S. Gregory St., U.