Social Services

Social Services

Spotlight on Service, Sept. 8, 2015

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

About the club

President: Lloyd A. Murphy

Origin: The club was founded in 1922.

Meets: Tuesdays at noon at Jarman Center Senior Living in Tuscola

On tap: Judge Frank Lincoln is presenting a program at the Tuesday luncheon meeting this week.

Inaugural antique show on Saturday

DANVILLE — It's getting harder to find primitive antiques dating to the 1800s, store owner Julie Schackmann said, but she's bringing those "hard finds" to a single location this weekend.

For the retirees, Sept. 3-10, 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.

Parham Parastaran and the CarX Crazy K

Parham Parastaran, the founder of the CarX Crazy K, and staff writer Marcus Jackson chat about the charity event scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.

Delegations from sister cities coming for a visit to Urbana

URBANA — Through an almost decade-old partnership with Sister Cities International, three villages, in three different countries, from three separate continents join with Urbana for municipal guidance and partnership. This month, two of the cities are sending delegates to Champaign County, to see up close how Urbana operates.

Bible-based home for women in crisis needs more funding to complete building

CHAMPAIGN — More than four years after planning began to open a home in Champaign to serve as a refuge for women in crisis, the building project is still underway and needs a hand from the community.

Food pantry issues appeal for donors

ST. JOSEPH — Jill Robbins is waging a campaign on hunger in St. Joseph.

Robbins, a St. Joseph resident, has been urging citizens to donate to the St. Joseph Food Pantry located at the Church of Christ.

Robbins said she spoke to the director of the St. Joseph Food Pantry, Chris Cox, and was shocked to learn that lots of people did not donate to the pantry.

Backpack, shoe drive begun for Haitians

MAHOMET — As the school year gets underway, Mahomet-Seymour elementary students are lending a hand to kids in Haiti through a donation drive for backpacks and shoes.

Award winner launched penny drive that raised thousands

CHAMPAIGN — Regina Lee may have been the brains behind the Pennies for Nepal operation that helped raise over $10,000 toward an earthquake relief effort last spring.

And the work she's done teaching Booker T. Washington kindergartners about global responsibility through giving may have earned her a Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian award, which she'll pick up Thursday night.

Food for flowers? Free!

CHAMPAIGN — Wednesday, the annual FTD florist Good Neighbor Day, will be an opportunity to share both food and roses.