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Social Services

Spotlight on Service, March 24, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: League of Women Voters of Champaign County

About the club

President: Barbara Wysocki.

Origin: Founded in 1922.

Relay for Life changes hours

CHAMPAIGN — Relay until sunrise? Not this year.

Relay for Life of Champaign County and relay events in many other counties are taking advantage of a change in hours being allowed for the first time by the sponsor and beneficiary of the annual fundraiser, the American Cancer Society, local relay officials said.

For the retirees, March 22-29, 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.

Rantoul church to open twice-monthly food pantry

RANTOUL — A second food pantry will open in Rantoul.

Grace and Truth Church, 1281 Eater Drive, will begin offering food to low-income families twice a month.

The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of the month and 3 to 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month.

Eligible for food will be residents of Rantoul, Fisher, Ludlow and Thomasboro.

Spotlight on Service, March 17, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Altrusa International of C-U

About the club

President: Dawn Aubrey

Origin: Chartered in 1950

For the retirees, March 15-22, 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.

Big Serve event Sunday

SAVOY — Some help is on the way from a local church for hundreds of Champaign County families going hungry.

First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy will hold its annual Big Serve food-packing event Sunday, and could still use more volunteers to help with the work, said Michael Madden, the church's communication director.

Spotlight on Service, March 10, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Champaign Exchange Club

About the club

President: Tom Williams

Origin:Chartered in 1926

Meets: At noon ever Monday at O'Charley's, 730 West Town Center Blvd., Champaign.

For the retirees, March 8-15, 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.

Signs aim to shame

DANVILLE — When Vince Rancuret goes to the Village Mall, he keeps his eyes peeled for a handicapped-accessible parking space near the door.

But too many times, the Danville man says he finds the spots have already been taken by people who, unlike him, don't need them.