ILLINOIS -- The United Way has a new way of taking donations.
DANVILLE -- The United Way wants to raise more than $500,000 this year. It started toward that goal Saturday.
PAXTON -- Two area companies are working together to help the less fortunate.
URBANA -- School starts in less than a week, but some kids won't get the supplies they need.
Make your "Blue Jeans Go Green" at Hickory Point Mall.
RANTOUL -- It's going to be time to buy school supplies soon enough, but not everyone can afford them.
Update: 4:28 pm, 5/27/14, Tuesday WATSEKA -- 12-year old Kids to Know, Kara Floriant and Megan Martell, started making and selling bracelets last year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Young Professionals are helping even younger professionals.
VILLA GROVE -- You could say a janitor is the eyes and ears of a school. But, what one janitor saw, broke his heart.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some people decided to help keep kids warm.
CHAMPAIGN -- Christmas was weeks ago, but there was a tree lighting Thursday night.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Salvation Army is hoping for help from the community.
CHAMPAIGN -- These Kids to Know love toys! But, they're devoted to donating to kids in need.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- There's a big need for food, not just now, but 365-days a year.
MACON COUNTY -- The Red Kettle Campaign is off to a slow start.
CHAMPAIGN -- Volunteers sent out a plea for help because of an empty food pantry. You did not disappoint.
GIFFORD -- Donations for the United Way's Area Relief Fund are pouring in.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Attorney General has a warning to people wanting to donate to tornado victims.
URBANA -- All the fixin's for a traditional Thanksgiving meal are going out to those in need.
Latest: 10:14 pm, 11/24/13, Sunday GIFFORD -- People wanting to volunteer must register before helping out.
CHAMPAIGN -- A high school basketball team is trying to make everyone's Thanksgiving a slam dunk!
SPRINGFIELD -- A group of local 1st graders wanted to do their part to help tornado victims.
MONTICELLO -- An area man is collecting donations for tornado survivors for the second time this year.
GIFFORD -- Gifford's school is opening its doors, but not for class.
RANTOUL -- People here are stepping in to support tornado victims.
Update: 10:23 pm CHAMPAIGN -- WCIA-3 News teamed up with the United Way for a Tornado Relief Drive.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A group of UI students is raising money to help their hometown.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Millions of dollars will be headed to victims for relief. It's part of a new grant.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 School District hopes to help kids stay warn this winter, but it needs help.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Jefferson Middle School Archery Team is raising money for Maci Webb.
URBANA -- The Crazy-K took over a local town this weekend.
VERMILION COUNTY -- A non-profit says someone is posing as one of its representatives to steal your money.
URBANA -- People around the country are sporting orange Thursday.
Update: 4:49 pm, 8/30/13, Friday SPRINGFIELD -- Residents of a group home are getting a helping hand.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thank you for making the WCIA-3 News/United Way drive so successful. More than $50,000 worth of donations were dropped off.
ST. JOSEPH -- A week ago, the shelves of this food pantry were almost bare, but the community didn't let them stay that way.
FISHER -- People here need your help crossing the finish line on their stadium renovation project.
URBANA -- A group needs your help to send kids to school prepared.
ST. JOSEPH -- An area church says its food pantry needs help.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The United Way of Champaign County passed its fundraising goal this year. Leaders say it's all thanks to the community.
MOORE, OK -- Earlier this week, you donated more than $11,000 for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for victims of Oklahoma's tornado.
MONTICELLO -- One man is filling up a semi-truck with supplies for survivors of Oklahoma's devastating tornado.
MAHOMET -- A woman asked a favor of her community and their reaction is bringing unity after tragedy.
PAXTON -- Oklahoma City is ten hours away, but people in Central Illinois are Taking Action to collect donations and make that drive to bring a piece of home back to victims who lost it all.
CHAMPAIGN -- A family will finally get the chance to say goodbye to their brother.
DANVILLE -- Show choir students are getting ready to go to the national competition this weekend.
SPRINGFIELD -- People around the country are showing an outpouring of support after disasters last week.
CHAMPAIGN -- Organizers say a baby shower for women in need this weekend was a success.
DECATUR -- Police want you to know their department's charity is not a scam.
CHARLESTON-- Police need help identifying a man they say stole donations from a gas station.