Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, Aug. 2-9, 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.

Workshop trains teens as 'attorneys'

DANVILLE — Peer Court, Inc. is holding a training workshop for teens who are interested in volunteering as an "attorney" with the youth adjudication program.

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.

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.

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.

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.