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The University YMCA is once again getting ready to begin its annual Dump & Run collections event! Dump and Run keeps over 20 tons of used, quality goods out of Champaign-Urbana’s dumpsters and landfills each year. This project also reduces litter and consumer waste, lowers dumping costs for certified housing and apartments, and provides inexpensive items for folks to purchase in the fall.
Starting on May 7, be on the lookout for Dump & Run collection boxes at your PCH facility, and use those boxes to donate any of your unwanted goods. To see what the Y will and won't accept, please visit this page. Donations will be accepted through May 14.
Additionally, volunteers are needed to help collect, sort, and pack up reusable items. Volunteer opportunities are available all May long, and no heavy lifting is required! To volunteer, sign up here or call the Y at 217-337-1500.
Are you in need of a place to stay this summer? You're in luck! Many of our PCH facilities, including Newman Hall, University YMCA, Hendrick House, and Armory House offer housing over the summer. Additionally, some of our facilities, such as Newman Hall and Hendrick House, offer walk-in meals or summer meal plans. Contact these facilities directly for more information on summer housing and dining options.
Presby Hall and The McKinley Foundation will screen the documentary “Jesus Camp” on Friday, May 3, at 7 PM in the McKinley Foundation Living Room. There will be a pre- and post-screening discussion featuring guest speaker Nathan R. Todd, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois.
"Jesus Camp," a 2006 documentary directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, follows Levi, Rachel, and Tory to Pastor Becky Fisher’s “Kids on Fire” summer camp in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years old are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in “God’s army.” The film follows these children at camp as they hone their "prophetic gifts" and are schooled in how to "take back America for Christ." The film was a first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America’s political future.
Movie is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street.
Gardeners Needed! The McKinley Giving Garden located at Presby Hall grows produce for the Garden Hills Food Pantry and others in the community with limited access to fresh produce. No gardening experience necessary. This is a great way to grow your own gardening skills while supporting a great cause. Mondays at 6 PM to sundown. Sign up here today!