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Spotlight on Service, July 28, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Danville Elks Lodge #332

About the lodge

Head: Exalted Ruler Doug Elliott

Origin: Founded in July 1895

Meets: 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the lodge, 421 N. Vermilion Street

Fun fact: Former State Rep. Bill Black and Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer are both lodge members.

Cunninghams' gift continues to be 'heaven on earth' for kids in need

URBANA — In 1894, Joseph and Mary Cunningham deeded their home "on the hill" north of Urbana to the women of the Methodist Episcopal Church for a Deaconess Home and Orphanage.

By 1921, the need for a deaconess home no longer existed and a separate corporation formed, Cunningham Children's Home.

For the retirees, July 26-Aug. 2, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, 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 Service of Champaign County.

Spotlight on Service, July 21, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Danville AMBUCS

About the club

President: Jenna Wirth

Origin: Founded in 1925

Meets: Noon on Wednesdays at Spanky's Banquet Hall

On tap: On Wednesday, Allen Andrews from Indiana will speak about United States war history.

For the retirees, July 19-26, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, 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 Service of Champaign County.

Spotlight on Service, July 14, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Philo Knights of Columbus

About the club

Grand Knight: Charlie Mitsdarfer

Origin:Founded in April 2002

Meets: At 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the KC Hall in Philo

For the retirees, July 12-19, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, 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 Service of Champaign County.

Carle physician riding in 14th Habitat 500

CHAMPAIGN — When Anne Robin learned that two of her colleagues were taking a long-distance bike ride through Minnesota to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, she happily opened her checkbook to make a donation.

After a few years of writing checks, Robin pumped up the tires on her touring bike, strapped on her helmet and joined her colleagues on the road.

200 volunteers helping where they're needed

CHAMPAIGN — Three weeks after Nathan and Alyssa Young tied the knot, the Morton couple opted to sleep in the classrooms at St. Thomas More as part of a week-long work camp.

Spotlight on Service, July 7, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Rantoul Rotary Club

About the club

President: Roxanne Johnston

Origin: Founded in 1937, sponsored by the Champaign Rotary Club

Meets: Tuesday mornings at 7 at St. Malachy School in Rantoul

On tap: A new Rotary year gets under way with a new club board taking office.