DANVILLE — Habitat for Humanity of Danville is reaching out to the local community and beyond to finish funding its Patriot Day house build.
The organization already raised about $40,000 for the three-bedroom, ranch-style house at 1109 N. Robinson St. that's being built for Kimberly Bryant and her two sons, Spurgeon and Trenton Barber.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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 Services of Champaign County.
A group of five Piatt County women are headed to the Caribbean next month, but their week in the Dominican Republic will be far from a vacation.
CHAMPAIGN — Some folks think they just don't have enough storage space.
But there are low-income kids who don't even have one dresser drawer to call their own.
Empty Tomb, the Champaign Christian service organization, wants to change that by building hundreds of clothing cupboards for these kids.
URBANA — Darlene Kloeppel, community services director for the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, said the percentage of impoverished people in Champaign County as reported by the Chicago-based Social IMPACT Research Center isn't surprising.
The center reported that Champaign County has the state's third highest percentage of residents living in poverty.
Volunteers are needed later this month to help count the homeless in parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties.
URBANA — More stressed families have been turning to the Crisis Nursery for help, but by dining at some local restaurants, you can help this Urbana agency start serving more children, possibly by later this summer.
DANVILLE — Students at South View Middle School in Danville learned a lesson on how every penny counts.
From early November to Dec. 19, students collected pennies and other loose change for a penny drive to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. And on Friday, they presented an American Red Cross official with a check for $718.48, the amount collected.
MONTICELLO — Michelle Jett of Champaign learned quite a bit during her seven years in the retail industry, including that money isn't everything.