Social Services

Social Services

UI's Ginsburg to be honored for education program at Danville prison

CHAMPAIGN — She's always had a passion for helping the disenfranchised and those marginalized by society.

That passion took Rebecca Ginsburg abroad for several years where she was involved in human rights and anti-apartheid efforts.

Courage Connection launches Mother's Day card campaign

CHAMPAIGN — Courage Connection has launched its "Courage for a Lifetime" Mother's Day card campaign.

To participate, make a minimum contribution of $25 to Courage Connection and a Mother's Day card will be sent to the honoree of the donor's choice.

Help for veterans scheduled at Legion

CHAMPAIGN — Area veterans can get help with benefits issues at special service sessions at Champaign American Legion Post 24 (705 Bloomington Road) later this month.

National and state headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town to discuss veterans benefits and service to the community.

Spotlight on Service, April 14, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Mobile Mutts Rescue Transport

About the club

President: Marion Stevens, who at age 17 rescued her first neglected dog, using bolt cutters and a slice of bologna to free her, from a chain that weighed more than she did. That was 40 years ago.

For the retirees, April 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.

They've got it covered

Since it opened in 1895, the Cunningham Children's Home in Urbana has given to each young resident a handmade, twin-size quilt — to keep forever. Just 11 years ago, the children's home began an annual fundraiser inspired by the 120-year-old tradition: the Festival of Quilts. It continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spotlight on Service, April 7, 2015

This week: Champaign-Urbana branch, American Association of University Women

About the club

President: Deborah Richie

For the retirees, April 5-12, 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.

Notes-worthy: Stefanie Pratt

CU Bands and Fans' Terry Brown talks with Stefanie Pratt of Rockin for Reasons, which is 'bringing national and local musicians together to benefit local not-for-profits.

When and why did Rockin for Reasons form and become an organization?

Spotlight on Service, March 31, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Hoopeston Rotary

About the club

President: Michael Drollinger

Origin: Founded in 1941.

Meets: 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center Community Room.

On tap: Jennifer Shelby will be the speaker at today's meeting.