Social Services

Social Services

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.

DSC nearing campaign goal

An official at Developmental Services Center in Champaign said the organization is closing in on its fundraising goal for the annual Tree of Hope campaign with about two weeks left.

More volunteers sought for One Winter Night

CHAMPAIGN — Wanted: About four dozen hearty souls willing to sleep outside in the cold in cardboard refrigerator boxes for one night.

Why: To raise money to help hundreds of homeless folks in Champaign-Urbana, some of whom sleep outside in all weather without even a box for shelter.

Neighbors: Recognizing accomplishments in our communities

Rotary grants

Several nonprofit organizations are sharing in more than $60,000 in grants from the Champaign Rotary Club's Joseph H. Cannon memorial grant program. Checks were awarded to selected organizations Monday.

They included:

— Champaign County Christian Health Center, $9,100.

— Champaign Public Library Foundation, $3,800.