Update: 12:58 pm, 12/6/13, Friday BLOOMINGTON -- This week's benefit to raise money for tornado relief was a huge success.
DECATUR -- A Salvation Army collection kettle got a holiday surprise dropped in.
DECATUR -- Students at Decatur Christian School are "Standing by Silas."
MACON COUNTY -- The Red Kettle Campaign is off to a slow start.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Salvation Army kicked off its holiday Red Kettle Campaign.
Update: 10:23 pm CHAMPAIGN -- WCIA-3 News teamed up with the United Way for a Tornado Relief Drive.
CHAMPAIGN -- It was all about your sweet tooth at the Chocolate Extravaganza.
BEMENT -- A student food drive is helping stock pantry shelves.
SHELBYVILLE -- Veterans Day is a chance to say an extra "thank you" to service men and women who fought and made sacrifices for our country's freedom.
DECATUR -- You always know the holiday season has come when the sound of bells welcomes you to the grocery store.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Jefferson Middle School Archery Team is raising money for Maci Webb.
DECATUR -- The Macon County Sheriff's Department is looking different; hairy even!
CHAMPAIGN -- The Tango, Two-Step and Samba were all on display Friday night at the Dancing with the C-U Stars Gala.
CHAMPAIGN -- They help more than 1,500 stray animals find homes every year, but Friday, the Champaign County Humane Society is the one getting help.
CHAMPAIGN -- If support is your thing, whether it's a bra or to help a good cause, an area salon is urging you to act fast.
TOLONO -- This Kid to Know fell in love with monster trucks when he was just 3-years old.
CHAMPAIGN -- A local business is doing something to make a difference.
CHAMPAIGN -- People were willing to go to jail for a good cause.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's not Halloween yet, but dozens dressed the part Saturday for a great cause.
BISMARCK -- One rule in life is to fight and not give up whether you're running a race or battling cancer.
CHAMPAIGN -- A garage sale raked in thousands of dollars to help fight a deadly disease.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY -- A man is walking across Central Illinois to help raise money for organ transplants.
HOOPESTON -- The fire department needs your help.
URBANA -- Thousands of people got a little crazy for a good cause.
If you missed today's fundraising drive at WCIA-3, it's not too late.
DECATUR -- A walk one man started to honor kids like his son, has hundreds now joining in on the cause.
EAST PEORIA -- Students at a Central Illinois grade school are doing their part to help veterans in their town.
URBANA -- Walk MS Event takes place this weekend. It's the largest fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
CHAMPAIGN -- One group is Taking Action to help seniors suffering from Alzheimer's.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Students at UI got bare while giving back.
URBANA -- Searing temperatures forced firefighters to cancel a popular fundraiser.
CHAMPAIGN -- The United Way of Champaign County held its annual fundraising kickoff at Hessel Park Thursday.
Update: 10:24 pm DANVILLE -- Wounded Warriors met with the community Thursday night before they head to the field this weekend.
URBANA -- One scoop of ice cream goes a long way.
CHAMPAIGN -- Motorcyclists from all over Central Illinois turned their wheels to help a young girl's dreams come true.
RANTOUL -- The Illini football coaches are hard at work preparing the team for the upcoming season.
TUSCOLA -- A Neoga teen is slowly getting back to her old self after a life-saving surgery. And now people are making a splash to help her in recovery.
ST. JOSEPH -- A little change is going a long way to help a family.
URBANA -- Getting kids ready to go back to school can be stressful for parents.
ATWOOD -- Terra Patient helps support Our Town cheerleaders.
COLES COUNTY -- A local group wants to fulfill wishes of cancer patients.
CHAMPAIGN -- Local bikers started their engines to support nearby veterans at the 7th Annual Richard Pittman Poker Run Saturday.
WESTVILLE -- A Vermilion County family is trying to keep their daughter's dream alive.
TILTON -- Redneck Games began in 2007 by the ambulance service in Our Town as a way to raise money for upgrades to equipment.
FISHER -- People here need your help crossing the finish line on their stadium renovation project.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A campus group needs your help. Someone broke into the Channing-Murray Foundation and stole more than $1,200.
GIBSON CITY -- Golfers in town are teeing off to help improve a hospital.
DANVILLE -- Two families need your help to give their kids more freedom.
CHAMPAIGN -- Performers are helping children around the world.
CHAMPAIGN -- People got a taste of what it's really like to be homeless.