Led by a group of dedicated volunteers and team leaders, the McKinley Pantry at Garden Hills distributes an assortment of food and pantry items to any family in need, especially those families within the Garden Hills community.
Can you help? We could use some extra helping hands for the next few months. Whether you are new or a regular volunteer at the pantry, please take a moment to fill out this sign-up genius if you can help.
The McKinley Foundation will kick off its CU PrideFest celebration with a free showing of the documentary 5B on Wednesday, September 25, at 7 PM in the McKinley Foundation Living Room. Movie is free and open to the public.
Synopsis: 5B (2019) is the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of these nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes, nurses and caregivers worthy of renewed recognition.
We will be taking free-will donations with proceeds going to the UP Center of Champaign County and the Greater Community AIDS Project.
On Saturday, October 5, from 8 to 10 a.m., The McKinley Foundation is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s in Savoy. Proceeds help fund special programs, service projects, and alcohol-free events that we host for all university students, including Presby Hall residents.
When: October 5, 8 to 10 a.m. Where: Applebee’s in Savoy What: Pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee and free refills on all items Price: $10 for adults; $5 for students and children under 12
Tickets are available from McKinley Foundation board members or at the McKinley offices. Bring the whole family!
Join us as we we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our local pride celebration, the 2019 Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest and Parade.
On Saturday, September 28, the McKinley Church and Foundation will be part of this popular outdoor celebration, and we need lots of volunteers to make it happen. McKinley will host a table at the popular vendor fair beginning at 1 PM. We will also march in the parade that begins at 3 PM.
WATER + COLOR: AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS IN WATERCOLOR AND GOUACHE
“Water + Color” is an exhibition of works in watercolor and gouache featuring local, water-medium artists. The pieces, selected by the artists, represent a wide range of subject matter and technique. Well-respected for their art, this group of artists has been featured individually in many exhibitions, juried competitions, and galleries. Uniting them for this show are their gratitude and affection for Jamie Kruidenier.
Jamie Stewart Kruidenier passed away on July 11, 2018, at the age of 63 after a nearly decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was a lifelong educator and faculty member at Parkland Community College in Champaign, Illinois. Scores of children enjoyed her art classes through the “College for Kids” program. She studied watercolor with Don Lake for many years, later substitute teaching for him and, upon his retirement, became a popular, well-respected, and skilled teacher herself at the college. Kruidenier’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other works are displayed in private collections and galleries throughout the country.
To the exhibiting artists, Jamie was a dear friend and teacher. They are delighted to honor her memory through what first brought them all together, the art of “Water + Color.”
Participating Artists: Ann McDowell • Ann Rund • Anu Murphy • Barbara England • Birute Simaitis • Bonnie Switzer • Jenny Barrett • Jim Gallagher • Margaret Decardy • Martha Seif • Rebecca Renwick • Sandra Hynds • Sarah Wiseman
Exhibition Opening: September 4, 4:30 to 6:30 PM Exhibition Run: September 4 — October 20, 2019 On view at Artists’ Alley at 405 E. John Street 9 AM to 8 PM daily
Join the McKinley Green Team and millions of people reducing their plastic waste. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?