Today's topic is homelessness.
With the holidays approaching, many families are looking for toys to give their kids this Christmas.
Could you imagine not having a peaceful, warm house to sleep in? It's a reality many people face.
CHAMPAIGN -- 'Tis the season for giving and some middle schoolers are getting in the spirit by lending a hand to families at Restoration Urban Ministries.
CHAMPAIGN -- Although Tuesday was a Day of Giving, one group aims to give year-round.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- With the holidays just around the corner, people are looking for ways to share holiday cheer.
ILLINOIS -- The state has a new lottery ticket to raise funds for veterans' organizations.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area high school basketball team is keeping their late coach's tradition going.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's not officially winter yet, but it sure feels like it.
Latest: 10:07 pm, 11/11/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- Donations are down and the pantry is bare.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Business leaders are celebrating a success.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area radiothon has a purpose of saving lives.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's beginning to look a little like Christmas. The Tree of Hope was lit Thursday.
VERMILION COUNTY -- An area church stepped up to help a family in need.
NATIONAL -- When it comes to donating to charity, poor and middle-class Americans are giving larger shares of their incomes while the wealthiest are cutting back.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The results are in. This year's Car X Crazy K Race raised more than $64,000 for charity.
ILLINOIS -- The United Way has a new way of taking donations.
PAXTON -- Two area companies are working together to help the less fortunate.
VILLA GROVE -- A rare disorder lead to many health complications for one man, including 5 rounds of cancer. Now, you can help support Tom Ryan and his family in Villa Grove.
Bring your furry best friend to the "Bark for Life" event to support the American Cancer Society.
The Corvette Club of Illinois is showing-off cool cars for a cause on the morning show! You can help them raise money for a local charity at their golf outing.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- One in five people in Central Illinois use the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
Help grant a wish to a child fighting a disease or terminal illness by attending "Wishes on Wheels" this weekend in Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A group of mothers wants to help families in need.
DANVILLE -- Kids can get a leg up on school supplies Saturday.
PEORIA -- The finish line for a charity run has finally been reached.
CHAMPAIGN -- Workers at Benefit Planning Consultants walked outside for a special reason Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A group is working hard to provide clothes to children who need them.
Update: 4:06 pm, 5/27/14, Tuesday SAVOY -- An area non-profit got a sweet boost after the holiday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A 300% return on investments is a pretty big deal. That's how much one group says the community has benefited from special grants during the past couple years.
CHAMPAIGN -- One in eight people in the state go hungry. That includes some people you might not expect. That's where Food for Seniors comes in.
Update: 10:05 pm, 5/4/14, Sunday URBANA -- Hundreds of families marched to raise money for little ones in need.
Latest: 6:17 pm, 4/16/14, Wednesday WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Some 8th graders, from Gifford, are getting the royal treatment during their trip to our nation's Capital.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new bookstore opened in town this week and the owner says there's not another one like in anywhere in the country.
SAVOY -- An area church is making sure people in the community don't go hungry.
CHAMPAIGN -- CU at Home will be able to move forward with three big projects this spring.
DANVILLE -- An area church held a concert to raise funds for needy families in Haiti.
MAHOMET -- In less than 24 hours, dreams will come true for an area girl.
CHICAGO -- Two brothers know all about successful fundraising campaigns.
URBANA -- Students are helping raise money for needy kids in Africa.
DECATUR -- A 4th grader couldn't ignore the sadness in a magazine article, so he's doing something about it.
Update: 10:20 pm, 3/9/14, Sunday CHAMPAIGN -- Bowl for Kids' Sake is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The United Way of Champaign County will able to help more people.
CHAMPAIGN -- This Kid to Know makes sure those in need, know they're not alone.
VILLA GROVE -- You could say a janitor is the eyes and ears of a school. But, what one janitor saw, broke his heart.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The county has the third highest poverty rate in the state.
CHARLESTON -- Exercise is challenging, especially when you run in the buff!
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Salvation Army is hoping for help from the community.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Kids in Ms. Kirby's class can't seem to get the tune "What Does the Fox Say?" out of their heads.
URBANA -- People exercised and gave to a good cause.