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Daily Bread Soup Kitchen aims to fundraise $300,000 for new location

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen aims to fundraise $300,000 for new location
September 27, 2015

The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is raising money for a new location to help those that need their services. After the St. Jude’s Catholic Worker House soup kitchen closed in 2009, many volunteers of the...

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

Welcome Art at Red Herring.
April 14, 2015

On a warm April evening, Durl and Jan Kruse relaxed with their friends after they finished a Japanese-fusion meal at the Red Herring, Urbana’s first all-vegan restaurant. Jan showed off two loyalty...

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

University students use spring break trip to make a difference
March 19, 2015

Some University students are using their spring break to take trips around the United States to learn about historical events, build houses for those in need and educate themselves through service. Civil...

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.
January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming...

Local organizations partner with schools to reduce waste in lunchrooms, offer meals to homeless

Cliff Maduzia packages excess food from Unit 4's Central High School's lunches to bring to the TIMES Center. Maduzia is a volunteer for the Susan Freiburg Memorial Food Surplus program, which provides meals to the homeless.
November 10, 2014

When Cliff Maduzia walks through the hallways of Westview Elementary School in Champaign each day with large, empty containers in tow, faculty, staff and students know what he’s there to do. “Hi, Cliff,”...

Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival brings pre-Halloween horror to Champaign-Urbana

October 9, 2014

While Halloween may still be a few weeks out, the Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival is bringing the creepy atmosphere to Champaign-Urbana starting Friday with live tattooing, body suspension...

Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity introduces “Running for the Gold” 5K

April 10, 2014

Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity’s contributions to the Champaign-Urbana community range from assisting at nursing homes to participating in the Books to Prisoners program. But, for the first time,...

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