Social Services

Social Services

Spotlight on Service, March 17, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Altrusa International of C-U

About the club

President: Dawn Aubrey

Origin: Chartered in 1950

For the retirees, March 15-22, 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.

Big Serve event Sunday

SAVOY — Some help is on the way from a local church for hundreds of Champaign County families going hungry.

First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy will hold its annual Big Serve food-packing event Sunday, and could still use more volunteers to help with the work, said Michael Madden, the church's communication director.

Spotlight on Service, March 10, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Champaign Exchange Club

About the club

President: Tom Williams

Origin:Chartered in 1926

Meets: At noon ever Monday at O'Charley's, 730 West Town Center Blvd., Champaign.

For the retirees, March 8-15, 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.

Signs aim to shame

DANVILLE — When Vince Rancuret goes to the Village Mall, he keeps his eyes peeled for a handicapped-accessible parking space near the door.

But too many times, the Danville man says he finds the spots have already been taken by people who, unlike him, don't need them.

Spotlight on Service, March 3, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Exchange club of Urbana

About the club

President: JoAnn Smith

Origin: Chartered in 1926

Meets: Every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana

For the retirees, March 1-8, 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.

Comedian follows through: Mohr donates to homeless agency

As promised, a sports radio host and comedian has delivered on assisting a local organization's effort to help the homeless in the area.

Putting grief to work to help others

TUSCOLA — Tricia Willoughby's tiny, premature son, Bain, lived for just two hours after he was born. But he inspired his mom to come to the aid of hundreds of other parents experiencing one of the most painful losses a mom and dad can ever know.