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Garage Sale and Donations for World Race Mission (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

RockChurch
1081 Upper Spring Bay Rd
East Peoria, Il 61611
http://nikkiarends.theworldrace.org/

On top of Krispy Kremes, t-shirts, and the passing of the toilet, I am hosting a garage sale at Rock Church on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23. 

I am searching for donations to put in the garage sale; I will take anything you are trying to get rid of, or forgot you even had because you haven't seen it in so long.  Check out my blog for more information and let me know if you have any questions!

 

I leave in January for The World Race, but my first deadline is the last week in September. I need to raise a total of 20,000 and this would be one of my fundraisers.

Garage Sale and Donations for World Race Mission (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

RockChurch
1081 Upper Spring Bay Rd
East Peoria, Il 61611
http://nikkiarends.theworldrace.org/

On top of Krispy Kremes, t-shirts, and the passing of the toilet, I am hosting a garage sale at Rock Church on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23. 

I am searching for donations to put in the garage sale; I will take anything you are trying to get rid of, or forgot you even had because you haven't seen it in so long.  Check out my blog for more information and let me know if you have any questions!

 

I leave in January for The World Race, but my first deadline is the last week in September. I need to raise a total of 20,000 and this would be one of my fundraisers.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.3053
office@pekinfirst.org

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Fundraiser for Mark Swartz (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Interstate Center East Building
2301 West Market Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.531.8466
scottandmarybeth@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1527300174156133/

Mark was a healthy 20 year old young man when his wisdom teeth extractions revealed his body was fighting leukemia.

Since December 16, 2013, Mark has received chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, and numerous treatments to combat this disease.  He is currently at home in between appointments at the University of Chicago hospital.  Mark is the son of Mike & Lisa Swartz of Normal, IL.  To show our love & support for Mark we're raising funds to help cover growing financial expenses for the Swartz Family.  

We hope you'll attend.

 

Questions about volunteering at the benefit or donating to the silent auction- please contact Mary Beth Wallace by email.  Thank you! 

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.3053
office@pekinfirst.org

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

CGH Health Foundation Fall Vendor/Craft/Bake Sale (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 7:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Ryberg Auditorium and Classrooms 1 & 2 at CGH Medical Center
100 E. LeFevre Road
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0400 ext. 5672
joan.hermes@cghmc.com
http://www.cghmc.com/calendar/details.cfm?pageID=13&calendar_ID=527

Start your Christmas shopping early at the CGH Health Foundation Vendor/Craft Show at CGH Medical Center in the Ryberg Auditorium and Classrooms 1 and 2. This is open to the public! This is a new fundraiser for the CGH Health Foundation Annual Appeal, and we are excited to provide you a quality vendor show to benefit the CGH Health Foundation. There are 34 vendors who are a mix of both crafters and local consultants, most of whom will have cash and carry items on hand for purchase. You don’t want to miss this beautiful display of crafts, jewelry, food, nail art, scents, and other unique items! Each vendor has donated an item valued at $25 or more that will be raffled off. There is also a gold ticket basket, with a value of over $100, that will be available to win. Running simultaneously to the Craft and Vendor Show is a Bake Sale in the CGH lobby alcove. Many bakers will be sharing their culinary delights. Make plans to arrive early for the best selections.

Playground FUNdraiser (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Central Baptist Church/Children’s House
501 South Fourth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217.523.0122
rita@cbcchurchfamily.org

Live Music; Food/Beverages; Fabulous Silent Auction Items 

 

The playground is showing significant wear and more importantly, no longer meets playground safety codes and requirements set forth by the Department of Child and Family Services, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Disabilities Act.

 

In addition to complying with these logistical improvements, making it a safer area for our children, it is also our goal to expand the learning opportunities available by providing several age-appropriate spaces and stimulating physical, cognitive, and cultural activities. 

 

This event is intended to continue the fundraising efforts for this expansive project. The first annual Playground FUNdraiser raised more than $30,000, but we have more than $100,000 left to go to meet our goal and to make the full scope of the project a reality. Though this goal is significant, we believe that with help from a variety of sources, including our generous community, we will achieve success and soon take pleasure in the smiles on the faces of our children as they enjoy this new space! 

 

Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Seniors (60+) and Students (13-18); Children 12/under FREE

Tickets available in the church or daycare offices or by calling.

Terry Hein Benefit (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 11:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hawg Dogs
Main St
Savanna, IL
815.535.6486

Food, Drinks, 50/50 Raffles, Silent Auction, Music and Motorcycle Games.

 

Terry Hein, 62 of Camanche, IA, was diagnosed with Liver cancer earlier this year. After one attempt of a Hepatectomy (resection surgery) in which failed, the cancer has returned. Your support will help offset medical expenses, treatment costs and travel expenses to and from Iowa City University Hospital.

 

COME OUT TO SUPPORT A GREAT MAN AND HAVE SOME FUN!

 

Any questions or if you would like to make a donation, please contact Robin Mieners by phone.

Midwest Food Bank Golf Outing and Dinner Benefit (Tue. Sep 16, 2014 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Weaver Ridge Country Club, 5100 N Weaverridge Blvd, Peoria, IL 61615
Jason Strahm, 309.339.0701 / Midwest Food Bank - Peoria, 309.691.5270
http://peoria.midwestfoodbank.org/calendar-of-events/event/2014/09/16/golf-benefit?utm_source=MFB+-+Peoria+-+Email&utm_campaign=e43d924f11-MFB+Benefit+2014+Save+the+Date&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_276bdecbad-e43d924f11-416671565

Our 5th Annual Golf and Dinner Benefit is going to held at beautiful Weaver Ridge Country Club. Every year it is a blessing to enjoy the fall weather and friendship and benefit those in need! We are excited to share this event!

 

The day will be filled with fun treats and surprises - one of them Bremer Jewelry partnered with Midwest Food Bank to provide a $3,000 watch (man or woman) prize. Included with your registration will be a lunch provided by Chick-fil-A, a beautiful day of fun and golfing and to finish a delicious dinner will be held at the Weaver Ridge Club house. Some really great prizes will be available to win at a drawing after dinner.

 

Register online!

Walk for Vision (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lowell Parkway Trail
1550 Washington Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021
http://tinyurl.com/hlcwalk14

Can you envision a Sauk Valley with zero abortions?

Make this vision a reality at Hope Life Center’s upcoming WALK for VISION. The goal is to raise funds to save lives — the average cost of each life saved is $1,200. This is a family friendly 2 mile ‘walk at your own pace’ event with learning stations along the path. There will be snacks (and coffee).

 

Prizes

  • A WALK for VISION t-shirt for each walker in a 4-person team with a combined total of $1,200 or more. Or for any walker raising $300 or more.
  • A WALK for VISION sweatshirt for each walker raising $1,200 or more.
  • Special prizes for the most people recruited and the most funds raised.

 


Register by August 20th to be entered in the early registration prize drawing.

 

Head to the website to find out more information, register, create your personal webpage, and start getting sponsors!

Race with Your Heart (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Eureka Lake
Eureka,
IL
http://www.heartlineandhearthouse.org

The 18th annual Heartline/Heart House Eureka Race with Your Heart is a 10K and 4-mile run AND 2-mile walk at Eureka Lake.

 

Come enjoy free massages, home-baked cookies, door-prize drawings, and a family-friendly post-race party!

 

Registration runs from 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. the morning of the race. Race start time is 8:30 a.m.

 

A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to the male and female overall winners, and medallions will be awarded to the top five male and female finishers in every age group.

 

You can register online at www.heartlineandhearthouse.org. Registration costs $25 and includes one custom T-shirt, family fun, and free continental breakfast.

All proceeds go to Heart House, a homeless shelter and safe haven for victims of domestic abuse.

Saint Joseph's Home Fall Festival (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Saint Joseph's Home
3306 S. Sixth Street Road
Springfield, Illinois 62703
217.529.5596
lacton@saintjosephshome.org
http://www.saintjosephshome.org/home

A celebration of fall on the lawn of the nursing home. 

 

The event will feature petting zoos, sales tents from local businesses, bounce houses, live musicians, food vendors, face painting, a pumpkin patch and more.

 

Admission is free! Welcome in fall with the residents of St. Joseph's Home and enjoy a day of fun on our lawn. 

17TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK-AND-ROLL-A-THON (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Constitution Trail, Tipton Park North Shelter
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
Bloomington, IL
309.452.9937
http://www.firstgiving.com/ISBA

Sponsored by the Central Illinois group of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, the annual Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon is held to benefit those with spina bifida and to raise awareness about spina bifida.  

 

In addition, the Central Illinois event is designated the Memorial Walk, to honor Kaylin Rood, Shannon Kolodzieski, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Whitted of the local area who have died, as well as to celebrate and support the roughly 166,000 Americans who are living with spina bifida.

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon event will help the organization continue to serve, strengthen, and enrich the lives of those in Central Illinois - and those who love them - through prevention, education, and advocacy.

 

 

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon will feature a 5K (3 mile walk), followed by a picnic lunch at the Tipton Park North Shelter. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to participate, but there is no minimum. 

 

Go online or call to register or become an event sponsor!

Teen Challenge Peoria Fall Banquet (Thu. Sep 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611
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309.673.3716
tci@teenchallengepeoria.org
http://www.teenchallengepeoria.org

The 15th annual Teen Challenge Peoria Fall Banquet is being held at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. Featured Speaker is Global Teen Challenge President Dr. Jerry Nance. Special Music Guests are the Peoria Pops Orchestra along with Soloist Jonna Harkness from Harvest Bible Chapel. Proceeds from the event go to further the work and ministry of Teen Challenge Peoria. For ticket information/pricing, please call the above number.

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

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Peoria RiverPlex, 600 NE Water Street Peoria, IL
309.925.3919
Walk4theMind@yahoo.com
http://www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org

The 12th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind 

 

Named for Mark Linder, a Peoria native who was in his twenties when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Mark’s goal was to create a place where brain tumor survivors and those still fighting the battle could support one another. In 2003, Mark founded the Walk for the Mind to help raise money for brain tumor research in hopes of finding a cure. While Mark died in 2005, at age 31, the walk lives on and since then has raised more than $380,000 for brain tumor research. The Walk has grown from 150 participants in 2003, to 750 people last year.

 

Dr. Patrick Elwood, “the central Illinois father of neurosurgery,” was named to be the honorary chair at the 2014 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind.

 

Dr. Elwood, a Peoria native whose career has spanned more than 50 years, was the driving force in the developing and advancing neurological services in the Peoria area, including establishing the neurosurgery residency in Peoria. He’s a prominent neurosurgeon, scholar, mentor, and known by many patients as a lifesaver.

 

“Many will remember Dr. Elwood for having done the surgery on their friend or family member” said the Walk’s organizer, Peggy Flannigan, who noted Dr. Elwood likely has performed the most brain tumor surgeries than any other surgeon historically in the Peoria area. “Having Dr. Elwood as the honorary chair will have a personal meaning to a lot of people.”

 

To register for the Walk or for more information, visit the website!

 

This is the third year all net proceeds will be donated to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for brain cancer research. Last year’s Walk generated a record $50,000 for research. 

Knights of Columbus Central Illinois Right to Life Benefit Fish Fry (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Knights of Columbus Spalding Council #427, 7403 N Radnor Road, Peoria, IL
309.645.8000
cirtl@cirtl.org

Come out and support the right to life, Friday, October 3rd!

 

Menu: whole catfish, filet catfish, fried chicken, baked chicken, baked cod, fried shrimp. Choice of fries, baked potato, or potato salad. Rye bread, coleslaw, tea, and coffee.

 

The Central Illinois Right to Life will be conducting a baked goods sale at this event.  

 

Cost: $10 per person, $5 child for 1-piece filet

Food will be served between 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Share the Blessings Dinner & Auction (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our Annual Share the Blessings Dinner & Auction will be held in the Morton Division warehouse this year!

 

We are eagerly planning the 5th annual benefit dinner and auction. This year we are pleased to have the Morton Division host the event in their facility! We hope you will save the date to come see Morton's new facility as well as enjoy a fine dinner and an entertaining auction - all to help support MFB serving those in need.

 

If you can support the auction with a quality item(s) or funds to purchase items it would be a blessing.

 

More Information/Donate Auction Item:

Contact: Dennis Stoller

email: dbstoller@grics.net

309.346.2096.

 

Tickets:

$50 per person/$400 per table

Contact: Marcia Kaiser 309.645.2443

- or - Reserve tickets online

 

Pictures and details of auction items online - Coming Soon!

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer at Liberty Park along the Peoria Riverfront.  

Registration is from 12:00-1:30

Ceremony is at 1:45

Walk starts at 2:00

Remax Acclaimed South Side Stride 5k (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

North Park Dunlap, Illinois
309.241.8577
marcigoodale@yahoo.com
http://southsidemission.org

Second annual run/walk 5k through the village of Dunlap, with all proceeds benefiting South Side Mission. Northwoods Community Church, Cedar Hills Baptist, Northminster Presbyterian, Prospect United Methodist, and Peoria Heights Congregational, along with the Village of Dunlap, have joined forces for this awesome fundraising event!

BARD OPTICAL CELEBRATES 15 YEARS PROVIDING VISION CARE EXCELLENCE (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bard Optical
1265 N Henderson St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

The Bard Optical Galesburg office will celebrate 15 years of providing vision care excellence in October. Opened by Dr. A. Arthur Bard in 1941 in downtown Peoria, Diana Hall purchased the practice in 1981 and has expanded Bard Optical to 20 locations in Central and Southern Illinois.

 

Please join us October 8, from 3-6 p.m. to celebrate the 15th anniversary and attend the Designer Eyewear Show featuring new frame designs from Ray-Ban, Versace, Burberry, and more. Enjoy a 25% savings on frames and lenses purchased at the event. The Galesburg Chamber will perform a ribbon cutting, refreshments will be served, and prizes will be given away.

 

Bard Optical is partnering with LaGrace Hall of Hope Women’s Shelter in Galesburg. Bard will donate partial proceeds from the Designer Eyewear Show to LaGrace. Bard Optical President Diana Hall has always known that supporting the communities in which Bard offices are located is an important part of the company’s success.

 

LaGrace, Hall of Hope: Turning lives around through acceptance, mentorship, fostering independence, and faith building.