Dec 16 2015

Thirty kids get Christmas early through Shop With A Cop

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By Robert Connelly, The Register Mail

Galesburg — Maverick Tapscott took off down a Target aisle, cranking a hand-held claw grabber for a few aisles until he reached the Christmas light section. Maverick, 4, slowed down there, but didn’t select anything. He circled back toward the toy aisles, selecting items for himself and his brother (more).

Nov 10 2015

Many Hands: Addressing the complex picture of food insecurity in McDonough County

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By Michelle Langhout, McDonough County Voice

Colchester – On a chilly, windy Thursday morning in mid-October volunteers in Friendway Park prepared for the arrival of a 26 foot long trailer filled nearly floor to ceiling with food (more).

Oct 29 2015

RSVP Reopens Doors

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Peoria — A volunteer service agency is reopening it’s doors after a year without a home. Retired and senior Volunteer program or RSVP held an open house at their new location on Sterling Avenue (more).

Oct 29 2015

RSVP Program Highlights Return To Operations

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By Alex Rusciano, WCBU

Peoria — The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program celebrated its return to Peoria and Tazewell Counties Thursday.  Federal funding for the program was cut more than a year ago, and the group was unable to link volunteers with agencies needing help (more).

Oct 28 2015

Guardian Angel home for boys is moving to Morton

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By Pam Adams,

A residential treatment program for abused and neglected boys is moving from its longtime home at Guardian Angel in West Peoria to Morton. The Center for Youth and Family Solutions is renovating a former church at 260 E. Queenwood in Morton to house the program. Construction work on the $800,000 project is scheduled to begin next week, according to Tony Riordan, chief operating officer of CYFS. Work should be completed by March (more).

Sep 21 2015

Former Foster Kids Give to Others

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By Dough Schorpp, QC Times

Quad Cities — As a foster child who bounced around to 11 different homes, Amber Haskill remembers feeling out of place wherever she went.  “I would get picked on for what I looked like, because of the clothes I wore,” Amber, 14, of Rock Island, said. “So, I wanted to look nice. I wanted to fit in, and there are a lot of other children who do not fit in.” (more)


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