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Area post offices collected nonperishable food items to fight hunger on May 10 during the 2014 Letter Carrier’s Food Drive.
Philo, Sidney, Pesotum and Tolono post offices collected for the food pantry at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tolono. The total food donated to the Tolono Food Pantry was 1,437 pounds.
Read the full story in the May 22 issue of The County Star.
The Provena Covenant Medical Center Foundation and volunteers will bring some warmth to the needy this holiday season through the annual Mitten Tree. The Mitten Tree has been a tradition at Provena Covenant since 1996.
The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host their annual NAMI Awareness Walk from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Crestview Park in Urbana.
The Living Hope Fellowship Church in Villa Grove (1206 Industrial Drive/Route 130, about 1 mile south of Villa Grove) has started a clothing mission for families in need.
In conjunction with Hunger Action Month, State Sen. Mike Frerichs is hosting a food and fund drive to benefit Eastern Illinois Foodbank through Sept. 28. “This fall, I wanted to find a way for the community to come together to help those who need a little extra help this week,” Frerichs said.
From 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, independent consultants from Mary Kay Cosmetics and “It Works,” along with many area businesses, will host an evening of pampering to raise awareness and money “A Woman’s Fund” at Champaign School of Music, 1712 S. Duncan Road (behind County Market at Duncan and Kirby).
Law enforcement officers across Illinois are taking to the streets, highways and roads of the state, carrying the torch (“Flame of Hope”) to help raise funds for their hometown sports heroes — the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. About 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement will cover the 23 legs of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch RunÆ.
From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, Connect FM 93.5 and 95.3 will be holding an auction with proceeds benefiting Champaign County CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates — a not-for-profit organization advocating for abused and neglected children in the community. The winner will receive two sets of four tickets to see the St.
The saying goes “from acorns do mighty oaks grow,” and that’s exactly what Jonathan and Clair Kaye from Cedar Ridge Nursery have in mind for the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Champaign County.
On Saturday, May 12, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help Stamp Out Hunger in Champaign-Urbana and surrounding areas. Now in its 20th year, the annual food drive has grown from a regional to a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.