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Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Avanti's, 3610 Kelly Ave., Pekin, IL
WCIC, 309.692.9242
wcic@wcicfm.org
http://wcicfm.org/outfits-for-orphans

Cat from "Scott & Cat in the Afternoon" will be leading a team of WCIC listeners to China in September. They'll be serving at Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center for orphans with special needs.

 

If you're not going on the trip, there's still a special way you can get involved!

 

Each team member will take an extra suitcase filled with much-needed clothing for the kids... including sleepers, pajamas, and play-wear.

 

You can drop off a new item of clothing (no used clothes, please) at the WCIC studios on Baring Trace in Peoria or at one of the "Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops" between 3:30 and 5:30pm:

  • Saturday, June 28th at Summer Splash on the Rock Falls Riverfront*
  • Thursday, July 17th at Bremer's Jewelry (105 Krispy Kreme Dr.) in Bloomington
  • Thursday, July 24th at Avanti's (3610 Kelly Ave.) in Pekin
  • Thursday, July 31st at Bob Evans (3050 Stevenson Dr.) in Springfield

*This suitcase stop extends from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Sizes needed range from newborn to 3T.

 

And if shopping isn’t your thing, no worries. WCIC is also collecting donations to pay for the baggage fees. (The fees are $100/suitcase.)

Outdoor ReStore Sale (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

East Peoria ReStore
110 Carver Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
309.676.6729 ext. 2
lisa@habitatpeoria.org

We will be selling unique, vintage products!

We will also be selling hot dogs, chips, and homemade cookies made by a local Girl Scout troupe!

FOTCOH 5k Run/Walk to benefit Friends of the Children of Haiti (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Gateway Building
200 Northeast Water Street
Peoria, IL 61603
309.369.8118
speters@fotcoh.org
http://www.fotcoh.org

Join Friends of the Children of Haiti for a family-friendly 5k Run or walk on Peoria's Riverfront!

 

With paid registration of $40 per adult and $20 per child 18 and under (children in strollers are free), you will receive a tech-shirt, healthy snacks immediately following the race, admission to the after-party which features live music on CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing, and two beverage tickets. 

 

Your participation in this event will help FOTCOH, a 30 year old not-for-profit organization based in Peoria, continue its life-saving work in the poorest place on earth.   Each year, Friends of the Children of Haiti provides medicine and health care to 15,000+ Haitian people, but we need your help to continue this mission.

 

Please help us help them and join us on July 25th.  Print the registration brochure on our website or email us with questions.  Race-day registration is available from 5:00-5:45 p.m. but the registration fee is $10 more per participant so be sure to register now and save!  We thank you, and so do the people of Haiti, especially the children! 

New Life Fellowship Youth Group Bake & Garage Sale (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Garage / Bake Sale
342 Caroline
Pekin, IL 61554
309.642.0227
crafty.connie@comcast.net

Garage Sale & Bake  Sale to raise money for the Youth Group to go to Six Flags to Christian Day with a Third Day Concert.

Habitat for Humanity's Designer Furniture Sale (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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First Federated Activity Center, 3601 N. Sheridan Rd. Peoria, IL 61604
309.676.6729 ext. 2
lisa@habitatpeoria.org

Please join us for the exceptional sale of the designer furniture that was generously donated.

Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Jul 27, 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.

Habitat for Humanity's Designer Furniture Sale (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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First Federated Activity Center, 3601 N. Sheridan Rd. Peoria, IL 61604
309.676.6729 ext. 2
lisa@habitatpeoria.org

Please join us for the exceptional sale of the designer furniture that was generously donated.

Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Bob Evans, 3050 Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL
WCIC, 309.692.9242
wcic@wcicfm.org
http://wcicfm.org/outfits-for-orphans

Cat from "Scott & Cat in the Afternoon" will be leading a team of WCIC listeners to China in September. They'll be serving at Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center for orphans with special needs.

 

If you're not going on the trip, there's still a special way you can get involved!

 

Each team member will take an extra suitcase filled with much-needed clothing for the kids... including sleepers, pajamas, and play-wear.

 

You can drop off a new item of clothing (no used clothes, please) at the WCIC studios on Baring Trace in Peoria or at one of the "Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops" between 3:30 and 5:30pm:

  • Saturday, June 28th at Summer Splash on the Rock Falls Riverfront*
  • Thursday, July 17th at Bremer's Jewelry (105 Krispy Kreme Dr.) in Bloomington
  • Thursday, July 24th at Avanti's (3610 Kelly Ave.) in Pekin
  • Thursday, July 31st at Bob Evans (3050 Stevenson Dr.) in Springfield

*This suitcase stop extends from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Sizes needed range from newborn to 3T.

 

And if shopping isn’t your thing, no worries. WCIC is also collecting donations to pay for the baggage fees. (The fees are $100/suitcase.)

2014 Run for Life (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

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Bradley Park, 1314 Park Road, Peoria, IL 61650
309.698.9736
https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=8249

5K Run & 5K non-competitive Walk

Race starts at 7:30 a.m. (check-in 6:30-7:10 a.m.) Race day registration and packet pickup will take place beside the pavilion near the tennis courts.

 

Children (12 and under): $12, $15 after July 31

Adults (13 and over): $15, $20 after June 30, $25 after July 31

Registration before July 27 will result in a short-sleeve t-shirt.

Participants may elect to obtain sponsors in lieu of paying entry fee.  Those who do will receive incentive awards by way of Run for Life short-sleeve t-shirt for $20 collected pledges or $10 gift certificates for every $50 in collected pledges.

 

Age groups will be split by male & female: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+

 

Registration can be completed online or by mailing forms to:

Run For Life c/o WPEO, PO Box 1 Peoria, IL 61650

 

Overall male and female winners will receive $50 gift certificate to Running Central. Top 3 finishers in all age categories will each receive an award.  

 

Questions? Give WPEO Christian Talk Radio AM1020 a call at the number listed above!

POWERLIGHT ABE LINCOLN CAR SHOW SPECTACULAR (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

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Knights Action Park, 1700 Recreation Dr., Springfield, IL
217.416.5042
powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show is a huge outreach to the community!

 

Along with the car show, several special features include an air evac helicopter fly over and landing, hot air balloon demo, NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier #51 Brandts show car, LRS Nitro car, monster trucks, replica movie and TV show cars including The Horse "Glory" which Daniel Day Lewis rode in the academy award winning movie, "Lincoln" (subject to schedule change if Horse is needed for filming), Illinois top squad car contest, Christian Bikers Club, Sangamon County K-9 demo, and more!

 

All makes and models are welcome! Car show entry is $15 (display only is $10). Entry time is 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, judging from 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m., trophies at 4:00 p.m.

 

Also, this is rain or shine!

 

Benefits support the Powerlight Christian music fest at the Illinois State Fair on August 17th.

Community Baby Shower Brunch (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lake Storey Shelter #2
033 South Lake Storey Road
Galesburg, IL
Pat: 309.375.6816

Knox Country Right to Life is holding its 11th Annual Community Baby Shower Brunch!

This shower is being held for Galesburg's Women's Pregnancy Center and The Women's Choice Center of Bettendorf, Iowa.  

 

We will be honoring the centers' volunteers!

Come and enjoy a brunch with us!

 

All baby and maternity items are needed. Gently used items are welcome.  Monetary gifts are greatly appreciated.  If you are unable to attend and wish to attend and wish to donate or have any questions call Pat Regnier.

Martial Arts for St. Jude (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

St. Paul Baptist Church
114 W Forrest Hill Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
309.550.1736
http://peoriakungfu.com/

This Kung Fu exhibition is a fundraiser for St. Jude, hosted by USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductees Sifu Dexter Parker and Sifu Ed Parker, featuring several Peoria-area Kung Fu schools, including Master Kim Aldus, Grand Master Steve Aldus, and Master Vera Harrison.

 

Admission is $7 at the door, and all money raised goes directly to St. Jude.

St. Jude Telethon (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Central Catholic High School, 1201 Airport Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704
309.533.7417
http://www.stjude.com

37th Annual St. Jude Telethon!

  • Avanti's dinner 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Silent Auction (last year we had a signed Blackhawks hockey stick).
  • Dinner prices: Adults $7, kids 3-10 $3 and kids 0-2 free.

 

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital was founded by the late Danny Thomas in Memphis in 1962. No family is charged for life-saving treatment. It takes over $1.9 million dollars daily to run St. Jude's. Won't you be a Hero?

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 3, 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.

Liberty United Love Ministries Helping Hand Resource Center 2014 Fundraiser (Fri. Aug 8, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Liberty United Love Ministries, 1211 S. Blaine St Peoria, IL 61605
309.495.9095
lulmchurch@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/libertyunitedloveministries

Liberty United Love Ministries Helping Hand Resource Center will be having its first ever fundraiser. Liberty will be opening a resource center here in the heart of Peoria's 61605 zip code. We will provide services to the entire tri-county area. Helping low income families by providing educational and job placement programs.

 

Liberty will also provide youth programs, as well as, social programs. In the 61605 zip code, the average earned income for a family of four is $16,469.00, This is over $8,000.00 under the nations poverty level. Three out of ten homes in 61605 are abandoned.

 

We need your help. We are funded only through the community we receive no federal or state grant money. We depend solely on you. Come help us kick off our first ever fundraiser. Dinner/Silent Auction. Music and speakers. Tickets $30.00 or mail donations to Liberty United Love Ministries.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 10, 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.

DVI Hike for Hunger (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

David Vaughan Investments
5823 N. Forest Park Dr.
Peoria, IL 61616
Meg: 309.676.4604
megn@southsidemission.org
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9fbbi64e6a583df&llr=jj6cubfab

Join us for a beautiful Saturday hike at Forest Park Nature Center, and get this, too:

  • A chance to win an iPad Mini and Disney Passes
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bouncies from Fun on the Run
  • A FABULOUS Silent Auction
  • A custom DVI Hike for Hunger T-shirt and Backpack
  • The great feeling of helping the poor!

Entry into the iPad Mini drawing will be available to attendees of the DVI Hike for Hunger at no additional charge. Must be present to win. Many will enter, only one will win.
 
Register for the hike online!
 
For more information, contact Meg at South Side Mission.  

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 17, 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.

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.

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.