Social Services

Social Services

Help for veterans scheduled at Legion

CHAMPAIGN — Area veterans can get help with benefits issues at special service sessions at Champaign American Legion Post 24 (705 Bloomington Road) later this month.

National and state headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town to discuss veterans benefits and service to the community.

For the retirees, April 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.

They've got it covered

Since it opened in 1895, the Cunningham Children's Home in Urbana has given to each young resident a handmade, twin-size quilt — to keep forever. Just 11 years ago, the children's home began an annual fundraiser inspired by the 120-year-old tradition: the Festival of Quilts. It continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spotlight on Service, April 7, 2015

This week: Champaign-Urbana branch, American Association of University Women

About the club

President: Deborah Richie

For the retirees, April 5-12, 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.

Notes-worthy: Stefanie Pratt

CU Bands and Fans' Terry Brown talks with Stefanie Pratt of Rockin for Reasons, which is 'bringing national and local musicians together to benefit local not-for-profits.

When and why did Rockin for Reasons form and become an organization?

Spotlight on Service, March 31, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Hoopeston Rotary

About the club

President: Michael Drollinger

Origin: Founded in 1941.

Meets: 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center Community Room.

On tap: Jennifer Shelby will be the speaker at today's meeting.

For the retirees, March 29, 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.

Another food pantry opening in Rantoul

RANTOUL — A third food pantry will open in Rantoul. Cultivators Latino Center in Rantoul and Stone Creek Church in Urbana will jointly open the food pantry at the Cultivators facility (555 S. Maplewood Drive).

The first day of the new food pantry will be Monday. Hours are 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Days of service just ahead, looking for volunteers

CHAMPAIGN — Pack meals. Clear away brush. Know you're helping somebody.

National Volunteer Week is coming up next month, and volunteers will once again be out doing service projects throughout Champaign-Urbana at the two community service days that kick off and end the week: Community and Campus Day of Service on April 11, and Austin's Day on April 18.