Maybe you're feeling generous as the holidays approach.
Maybe you're interested in a tax deduction as the end of the year approaches.
Maybe you've seen an interesting post on Facebook about a charity that matches your interests.
"It's a season where people are looking to give back," said Maura Possley, a spokeswoman for the Illinois attorney general's office.
Frequently asked questions about charitable solicitations in Illinois, from the attorney general's website:
I have just been solicited by a charity. How can I get information about the organization?
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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.
The leader of a local disability advocacy organization said its annual holiday fundraising drive has already reached a third of its goal.
Developmental Services Center CEO Dale Morrissey made the comments Thursday on the WDWS Morning Show.
CHAMPAIGN — Local moms are invited to bring a Christmas decoration and take part in a community service project at Lincoln Square, Urbana, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
The event is being sponsored by 4Real Moms, a local community organization for mothers.
A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Urbana Rotary Club
About the club
President: Libby Tyler
Origin: April 15, 1924
Meets: Noon every Tuesday at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W. Windsor Road, Urbana
On tap: Mary Wallace will speak today about Courage Connection.
URBANA — Looking to do something to promote peace on Earth and good will toward men? The people who represent abused and neglected children in the Champaign County court system could use a hand.
DANVILLE — Five years ago, Floyd and Raenell Crenshaw's five-bedroom house was on the verge of becoming an empty nest.
Today, it's anything but empty.
The Crenshaws, who both grew up in large families, believed they still had more to give, so they made the decision in 2009 to become foster parents.
CHAMPAIGN — Robert Grossman is opening up portions of The Lodge on Hill for a holiday open house that will serve as a fund-raiser for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
Kitty Schwartz and her fellow Habitat for Humanity club members' cash collecting efforts paid off: Urbana High School blew Champaign Central and Centennial out of the water, raising nearly $500 for the local Habitat's "Veteran Thanks" project.