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Gift of Reading Holiday Book Drive (Sun. Dec 4, 2016 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Williamsville UMC
128 E Jones St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

This program collects books to distribute to children throughout Sangamon County. They also accept financial donations to help purchase books.


Last year 4,850 books were distributed through various service agencies thanks to this program. The program is maintained by 3 retired school teachers.


Important Information to know:

  • Books are for children up to 12 years old
  • Each book is new
  • Every penny donated goes directly for books


Boxes will be located at Williamsville United Methodist Church until December 4th.

2016 GOYA: Give Hope Banquet (Tue. Dec 6, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

GOYA Ministries invites you to come learn how you can make a difference in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya at the Give Hope Banquet. You will hear how GOYA volunteers are spreading the word of Jesus Christ throughout the slums of Kenya and educating children at schools in the Kibera and South B Slums, including at a new 32,000 sq. ft. high school that opened earlier this year.


In 2017, GOYA plans to start construction on a new church and orphanage in the South B Slum.  Because the elementary school in South B has grown tremendously, families there are begging for a church. Plus, there are twice as many children living in the orphanage there compared to just two years ago.


Come to the Give Hope Banquet to hear how you can help make sure the church and orphanage are built!


Tickets are $25 for individuals or $175 for tables of eight; they can be purchased at

2016 Adopt-a-Senior Christmas (Sun. Dec 18, 2016 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sharon Healthcare Elms
3611 N Rochelle Ln
Peoria, IL 61604

Imagine if you were a senior citizen in a nursing home and NO friends or relatives ever came to visit you…not even for holidays. Neighbor Love wants to brighten the day of a WHOLE BUNCH of valuable seniors! This Christmas’s Adopt-a-Senior Christmas is a GREAT way to let a valuable senior know that someone still loves them.


We will be assembling gift bags and delivering them to the residents during a party where we will be serving them food and drink. We will be assembling gift bags from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30. The party will start at 2:30 and end at 5:00.


Visit the website linked above to donate and volunteer. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Donations of ANY amount are appreciated to make the gift bags possible.


It is VERY IMPORTANT that you would please REGISTER to let us know if you will be joining us and please help us spread the word to everyone you know. Volunteers are limited to 30 adults and any amount of children, with chaperones. The minimum age to volunteer is 7, unless baby. All children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian/chaperone. All volunteers under 18 must have registration paperwork completed by their parents in advance.


For more information call or email the phone number and address listed above. We look forward to seeing you there!