Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 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.

Third fundraiser raises stakes for Center for Wounded Veterans

URBANA — As a veteran himself, Kyle Kostelecky has seen what can happen to wounded veterans trying to adjust to college life, or life in general, and the pride that prevents them and their families from asking for help.

They've been trained by military life to pull up their bootstraps and stand on their own.

Group sponsors trip to 'Selma' for up to 500 children

CHAMPAIGN — As many as 500 local boys and girls will soon get a free civil rights lesson — co-starring David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey — care of a Champaign club and Paramount Pictures.

Donors generous to Piatt agency

MONTICELLO — Growing pains have come quickly for A Small Hand — Piatt County Infant and Diaper Pantry, which began distributing diapers, formula and baby wipes to families in need about a year ago.

DSC nears goal for campaign

CHAMPAIGN — Developmental Services Center will hold a tree-lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday to light more bulbs on its Tree of Hope at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Marketview Drive.

Spotlight on Service, Jan. 20, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Rotary Club of Monticello

About the club

President: Gay Adams

Origin: Founded on April 12, 1924.

Meets: At noon on Wednesdays, upstairs at the Monticello Community Building (102 E. Livingston).

AUDIO: C-U students mark MLK day with service

Martin Luther King Day is a day off for most schools. But more than 50 local students put themselves to work on Monday in the name of the civil rights leader and activist. Scott Beatty has more.

For the retirees, Jan. 18-25, 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.

County holiday campaign about $25,000 short

CHAMPAIGN — The red kettles are gone until next year, but the Salvation Army of Champaign County still needs help boosting a sagging holiday fundraising campaign.

Work on family shelter in Champaign progressing

Officials at the United Way of Champaign County aren't committing to an opening date of the agency's family shelter., but they said significant progress on the project is being made.