IL Marathon mass start photoFamily Service is a 2017 Christie Clinic IL Marathon Charity Running Partner

Are you or someone you know planning to participate in one of the nine 2017 Christie Clinic IL Marathon events?

You can make a powerful difference for others by running, wheeling, or walking for Family Service to change lives!

Interested in doing so?  Contact Terry Goode at or 217-352-0099.

She will give you a discount code and instructions so you can register for any race at a discounted rate.

Then sign up as one of our team members on the Family Service page of the race website by clicking on the “Go” button beside “Become a Fundraiser” at the page left.

You will also see how you can make a difference for thousands of people locally.

Forward our link to your friends and family via text, email, or Facebook and invite them to sponsor you in the race.  Sponsors can even post a message cheering you on and encouraging others to join.  It’s really fun!

Join our team today and race to win twice!


cci-logoSponsor of the Month: Consolidated Communications

Family Service is pleased to honor Consolidated Communications who recently bought Champaign Telephone.  The Hosier Family has donated space for local non-profits to raise funds by parking fans in their lots on Illini home games.  We are so pleased that Consolidated Communications has allowed the tradition to continue!  Family Service board members were out in the cold helping to collect $571 to support our services for the November 19th game.  We hope this is the beginning of a great relationship between Consolidated Communications, Illini fans, and Family Service.  Thanks to everyone for helping us serve up warm meals, rides, home services, protective services, and volunteer opportunities for older adults in 2017!  Happy Holidays to all!

RSVP Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

On October 4 our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) hosted its 44th Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to honor the hundreds of RSVP members who serve our community to help others. In fiscal year 2016, more than 550 active volunteers provided more than 101,000 hours of service to community schools, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations. Thank you to our senior volunteers who give so much to so many to make our community strong!  Check out luncheon photos on our Facebook album.  

Senior TransportationSenior Transportation needs your help

If you have a couple of spare hours a week, we could really use your help!

We need more volunteer drivers. 

We can reimburse your gas mileage. We order a cab when we don’t have volunteers, and pay half the cab fare (MTD pays the other half for those with a DASH pass).  These costs are becoming more than we can afford.

Call Terry Goode at 217-352-0099. 

Have more money than time?  Your tax-deductible donation to Family Service Senior Transportation will also get older adults where they need to go.

  laughing senior coupleSenior 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.

Note: there will be no December meeting.  

The next meeting will be January 18th at 9:09 am at the Champaign Public Library.  Please note the new location and start time for 2017.

  Call Rosanna McLain, Senior Resource Center Director, at 217-352-5100 for more information.

  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’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!