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Social Services

One Winter Night in downtown Champaign on Friday

CHAMPAIGN — About 30 folks are set to shiver in the cold as they sleep outside in boxes Friday night, but donations to the annual fund-raiser event called One Winter night are running on the low side.

UPDATED: Weather keeping Gifford residents rattled

GIFFORD — Three months after a tornado ripped through the northeastern Champaign County village of Gifford, piles of snow stand throughout town, there's a boil order at the water plant and a community support group was unable to meet Monday because of another winter storm.

For the retirees, Feb. 16, 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.

Promise Healthcare awarded the first Wisdom Tooth Award

On Feb. 10, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation awarded Promise Healthcare the first Widsom Tooth Award for the SmileHealthy program. Representatives from the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation were on hand to present the award at a VIP reception held at the I Hotel and Conference Center. The award includes a $100,000 cash grant.

Empty Tomb seeks more than 1,000 volunteers

CHAMPAIGN — Empty Tomb, a Champaign Christian service organization,still needs more than 1,000 people to sign up for its next Mega Work-A-Thon fund-raiser set for March 1.

The organization needs 1,200 people to sign up, and so far only 11 have registered, says its Coordinator Shannon Cook.

Rantoul facility ready to serve

RANTOUL — At one time it was the non-commissioned officers club on the former Chanute Air Force Base.

It later became known as The Caddyshack.

The large facility now located at 1126 Country Club Lane is now known as the Multicultural Community Center. Many Rantoul residents don't even know its name. And those who do don't know its function.

For the retirees, Feb. 9, 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.

Farmers hope to raise $30,000 for hunger relief

CHAMPAIGN — Area farmers and agri-businesses are banding together to fight hunger by growing corn and donating the revenue from it to the United Way of Champaign County.

Using the slogan "Farmers Feeding Families," the group has arranged to lease a 42-acre plot in north Champaign and Urbana, with hopes of raising more than $30,000 for local hunger relief programs.

Salvation Army, DSC fall short of campaign goals

The numbers are in from two local fundraising campaigns, with each falling just short of its goal.

CEO of Champaign's Developmental Services Center Dale Morrissey said the agency's Tree of Hope campaign brought in around $133,000.  That's just shy of the goal of $135,000.

Although, Morrissey said the gap won't mean immediate cuts.


Photo exhibition set to open this weekend

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Urbana Jewish Federation and University of Illinois Hillel will host a photography exhibition opening Sunday at the Champaign Public Library.