Social Services

Social Services

Crisis Nursery plans event for Wednesday

URBANA — The Crisis Nursery is inviting the community to participate in its fourth annual "Wrap the Nursery" event Wednesday evening.

Set for 7:30 p.m. at the nursery at 1309 W. Hill St., U, this get-together is an awareness event which, this year, marks the end of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Seventh annual fundraiser scheduled

May 3 event will include a silent auction, dinner

The East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center will hold its seventh annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. May 3.

The dinner will take place at the Round Barn Banquet Centre, 1900 Round Barn Road, C.

Tickets are $65 and are available at the Refugee Center, or call 344-8455 for reservations.

For the retirees, April 27-May 4, 2014

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 Services of Champaign County.

Nonprofit aims to put mini homes on city sites

Council members like idea, which finds use for small or irregularly shaped lots

CHAMPAIGN — Restoration Urban Ministries officials say they have found a way to build homes for the poor on vacant lots that are too small for a more traditional-sized house.

Bare your soles with donation

Got some nice shoes you never wear?

From Thursday through Saturday, the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana will partner with Body N Sole, organizing a shoe drive during the Illinois Marathon to benefit local charities.

Stay-at-home Marine mom helping clothe those in need

CHAMPAIGN — A mother knows how fast kids outgrow their clothes, and Carolyn Morris is a mom who's found a use for a lot of those clothes.

The founder of a new Christian organization, His Kid's Closet, she has been collecting used children's clothing by the bagful through schools and churches and redistributing it  to kids in need throughout the community.

Promise Healthcare fundraiser scheduled for Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — A fundraising dinner will be held for Promise Healthcare from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McKinley Aquatic Center, 500 W. Church St., C.

It will include a four-course meal with Latino culinary favorites from local restaurants and entertainment.

Still involved after 35 years: Q&A with Ruby Weathersby

Ruby Weathersby has devoted most of her life to helping children — from guiding Girl Scouts at an Air Force base in Japan to serving as dean of Christian education at Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Rantoul.

For the retirees, April 20-27, 2014

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 Services of Champaign County.

Vermilion CASA event scheduled

DANVILLE — Vermilion Chevrolet-Buick-GMC will present CASA's third annual Night at the Races & Hometown Celebrity Auction later this month.

The event will be held on April 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 310 Bryan St., Danville. It is open to the public, and admission is $10 per person.

Happy hour will being at 6 p.m., and the first race will begin at 7 p.m.