One of the (many) things I LOVE about this community is how many people support our local non profits. If you are not already involved with a non profit, I encourage you to check out a few of them, and if you can, give! If you are a young professional, check out United Way of Champaign County's Emerging Community Leaders program. I completed this program in the Fall of 2016, and it opened my eyes to the non profit world and how we can make an impact in our local non profits.
Last night I was able to attend (thank you Sue!) United Way of Champaign County's Power of the Purse at Pear Tree Estate. The turn out at this event never ceases to amaze me. This year's event raised over $64,000. Those funds go directly back into our community through the Power of the Purse Scholarship at Parkland College and the Emergency Shelter for Families. I am proud to be from a community surrounded by such generosity.
Oh, and these tickets go fast, like Polar Express, Garth in Champaign kinda fast, so plan on getting them AS SOON as they go on sale!