Social Services

Social Services

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.

Spotlight on Service, Jan. 13, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Tolono Lions Club

About the club

President: William Murdent

Origin: Organized on Jan. 22, 1940, sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana Lions. Lyle Franks was the first president.

Meets: At 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

For the retirees, Jan. 11-18, 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.

Foundation aims to improve lives in Tanzania, Ivory Coast

CHAMPAIGN — You don't have to look far in Champaign-Urbana to find schools and health care, but John Bambenek can tell you about the scarcity of medical care and what a hardship it is for many kids to get an education in areas of Africa.

DSC nears Tree of Hope campaign goal

The head of Developmental Services Center in Champaign said the organization is very close to its goal for the annual Tree of Hope campaign, but it's still in need of donations.