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Showing posts from November, 2014

With Our Gratitude

This past week and this upcoming weekend, we have been hosting extra events as our local part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  We have called our local campaign #END, looking to END hunger and Homelessness in our neighborhoods and cities.  The Macon County Continuum of Care, Advisory Committee spearheaded the planning of this year's events. November 14 was Box City on the Campus of Millikin University.  Millkin Students and members of area congregation's youth groups joined together to learn and in a small way, experience a night of homelessness. November 19, individuals were taken on a different type of trolley tour of the city, heading past many of the agencies which work with hunger and homelessness issues on a daily basis.  Members of our community who had been homeless and now are successfully on the other side shared their stories. This weekend, a young man as put together a food drive on the west side of town to serve as his Eagle Scout project.

Coats for Kids!

Coats for Kids is collecting coats, gently used and new,  to get into the hands of families in need – warm winter coats for their children.   This is the 23rd  annual drive, cosponsored by Dove, Inc., and WAND-TV.  We want to make it as easy as possible for people to make a donation of a coat.   Coats of all sizes may be dropped off at the following locations, through November 30: Changing Images Salon and Spa and D&D Custom Woodworking, 1960 S. Taylorville Road, Decatur Classic Cleaners,  2474 N. Main, Decatur Corner Cleaning Connection,  1154 E. Prairie Ave., Decatur CVS,  Monroe & Pershing, Eldorado and Fairview, 16th & Cantrell in Decatur Decatur Earthmover Credit Union  2600 Dividend Dr., 4855 Aldi Dr., 260 W. Marion Ave in Forsyth Decatur Public Library, 130 N. Franklin Street, Decatur Decatur Township, 1620 Taylorville Road, Decatur GT Church, 500 S. 27th Street, Decatur Jane’s Cleaners, 664 W. Eldorado, Decatur           Jerger Pediatric Dentist