Christie Foundation seeks input from local charities & service groups

2/21/2012

On Thursday, February 23, at 8:30AM, representatives from local charities and service groups are invited to assist The Christie Foundation in determining how the new C. W. Christie Community Room at the new YMCA can best meet their organization’s and the community’s needs. The brainstorming session will be held in the new Community Room itself. The new YMCA is in southwest Champaign at 2501 Fields South Drive, just off Windsor west of Interstate 57.

Foundation representatives would like input from organizations on room layout, resources groups would like to have on hand, operating hours, and more. An additional benefit to those attending will be a full tour of the new YMCA.

Through a generous grant from the Christie Foundation, this room in the YMCA is dedicated to helping the public. The C. W. Christie Foundation Community Resource Room will be available for non-profit service groups, support groups, and charities to use as both an informational hub and meeting space for interested persons to receive additional support from a variety of local resources. With over 130 service providers and charities in Champaign County, the Resource Room promises to be an additional avenue for assistance by providing face-to-face interactions.

The 700 square foot room has space for groups to post informational brochures, a soft sitting area, and a desk with a computer and printer. There will be a sign-up period for groups to schedule a weekly or monthly time slot when they will be available to answer questions, and an online calendar will be available so community members can know when specific groups will be using the room.

For more information, contact Christie Foundation Executive Director Gary Wackerlin at gwackerlin@christieclinic.com or Marsha Osterbur with Christie Clinic at 217-366-1270 or mosterbur@christieclinic.com .

About the Christie Foundation

For over 30 years, the Christie Foundation has been a pioneer of medical knowledge, education, and medical services in east central Illinois. The Foundation offers scholarships to medical students, provides grants to health-related community organizations, and hosts educational seminars on a range of topics. For more information, seewww.christie-foundation.org.

 

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