February Sponsor of the Month

We are proud to recognize Champaign West Rotary as our Sponsor of the Month for their support at this month’s benefit fundraiser.

fbculogoC-U’s Got Talent

Date:  Saturday, February 6, 2016

Time: 5-9 pm

Place: Hilton Garden Inn (Corner of Neil and Kirby, Champaign, IL)

Many thanks to the Champaign West Rotary members who are hosting their first annual signature fundraiser in benefit of Family Service, Courage Connection, Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, and Frances Nelson Health Center.

Imagine having as much fun as you get on a cruise at a fraction of the cost and without having to pack any bags?

Join us for a night of spectacular entertainment featuring everything from Broadway hits to Hip Hop beats.

Dress in evening attire to enjoy this night of fine dining.

Bring your cell phone to bid through Bidpal on our great silent and live auction items including art, travel, fine dining, beauty and more).  You can also vote on the entertainers–in this locally styled “America’s Got Talent” event.

For more information or to register online, go to www.cugottalent.org or call Mike at 217-390-4808


young senior womanAppointments available for Tax-Aide now…

RSVP staff are hosting the 2016 Tax-Aide program at the Stevick Senior Center at 48 Main St., in downtown Champaign.

Qualified Tax-Aide volunteers will help seniors compute and file their taxes electronically February 01-April 15.  Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are strongly encouraged to prevent long wait times.

Taxes will be prepared on Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm.  Call 217-359-6500 to make an appointment.

Senior Transportation

Senior Transportation needs your help

Family Service requests greater community support to be able to offer people age 60 or older one ride a week to medical appointments or to get groceries.  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.

If you have a couple of spare hours a week, we could greatly use your help.  Call Terry Goode at 217-352-0099.  

Have more money than time?  Your tax-deductible donation to Family Service Senior Transportation will make a great difference to older adults in our community.  You can help them access everything else they need.  Thank you.

  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 at 9:00 am at Grace Church, 2004 Philo Road, Urbana, IL  61802 .  This collaborative group is sponsored by Family Service and Health Alliance and provides timely topics, informed presenters, and networking opportunities each  meeting.

Next meeting is Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:00 am.

Call Rosanna McLain, Senior Resource Center Director, at 217-352-5100 or check out www.seniortaskforce.org 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 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!