January Sponsor of the Month

Family Service is very pleased to recognize Tepper Electric Supply of Consolidated Electrical Distributors as our January Sponsor of the Month for their $2,500 unrestricted donation.  Tepper Electric Supply has been an annual supporter of Family Service for many years.  Nancy Tepper is a former Family Service board member, and both Ed and Nancy have been very supportive of our community.

The Teppers recently sold their successful company to Consolidated Electrical Distributors and we are very grateful that the new owners have agreed to continue the culture of philanthropy started by the Teppers.   Thank you to new manager Dustin Ruholl and his team at Tepper Electrical Supply.  You’re lighting lives in so many ways in our community and especially for the thousands of people we’ll serve this year!


Family Service is hiring HomeCare Assistants

We seek mature, reliable people with a heart for assisting older adults. Qualified applicants will be trained to assist seniors in their own homes with housekeeping, personal care, meals and transportation.  We offer flexible, part-time schedules of 10-30 hours a week, $9 hour and mileage reimbursement.

Qualified applicants possess a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license and an insured vehicle available for work.  Fingerprint background check required, paid for by Family Service. No experience necessary; 24 hours of paid training provided.

Interested?  Pick up an application at Family Service, 405 S. State St., Champaign, IL 61820.  Complete application while you wait and request to see Yvonne Fulton, HomeCare Manager, for an interview. You may call Yvonne at 217-352-5100 or email at yvonnef@familyservicecc.org with questions or to request an application via email.

Worried about filing your taxes?  Appointments are filling up fast!

AARP Tax-Aide primarily helps people age 60 or older to file their taxes at no charge.  Appointments are required; you can make an appointment by calling our RSVP office at 217-359-6500.  Here are the details you’ll want:

When: Program runs February 1-April 17

Days & Times: Mon-Thurs: 8 am-4 pm; Fri-Sat: 8 am-12 pm

Where: Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign, 61821

Parking: Free parking is available on the east side of the building

  Senior Task Force

Are you interested in learning about or being a local voice for senior issues?  Then join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 9:09-10:09 am at the Champaign Public Library on Green St.  This collaborative group is sponsored by Family Service and Health Alliance and provides timely topics, informed presenters, and networking opportunities each  meeting.

The Senior Task Force will be meeting next Wednesday, February 21, at 9:09 a.m. at the Champaign Public Library in Robeson Pavilion Room A&B.

  escripMake a difference every time you shop at Schnuck’s

Schnuck’s will donate a percentage of what you spend each month to Family Service.  How?

1. Register your Schnuck’s card with eScrip at www.escrip.com/schnuck’s (include all 12 numbers at the bottom) and select Family Service as the recipient.  Our group # is 500044316.

2.  Make sure your card is scanned every time you check out.  This will earn you discounts on gasoline purchases too.  Your donations do not reduce your gas discounts.

3.  If you need a card or assistance with registering one, call Terry Goode, Development Director, at 352-0099. Thank you!