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January 2021

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Service” Free Chili Lunch Drive-Up

Monday, January 18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Allen Chapel AME Church,
153 East Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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A Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “DAY of SERVICE” CELEBRATION!!!! In SUPPORT of Galesburg’s own HISTORIC Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church and in RECOGNITION and CELEBRATION of the spirit of GIVING of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Carl Sandburg College Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be participating in a “MLK Day of Service” FREE Chili “DRIVE UP” Lunch on Monday, January 18th at 12:00 PM (noon) at 153 East Tompkins Street.

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First Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Thursday, January 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
First Lutheran Church,
364 E. Water St., Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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EP!C Host Homes Virtual Lunch and Learn

Thursday, January 14 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

For 35 years, EP!C (Empowering People. Inspiring Capabilities) has been a leader in providing natural living options for people with disabilities through our Host Homes program, and we are excited to share more about the opportunities available to you to empower people and inspire capabilities. EP!C is working to recruit Host Homes Providers that will make a difference in someone’s life through opening their heart and home to someone with a disability. Providers come from a wide range of backgrounds-…

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Community Blood Drive

Thursday, January 7 @ 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Mississippi Regional Valley Blood Center,
503 Knox Square Dr #107, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Give the gift of life this holiday season! Hospitals are in critical need of blood to treat both COVID and non-COVID patients and you can help. Register to donate blood on January 7th from 3:00 PM – 6:15 PM at the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center in Galesburg. ATTENTION RECOVERED COVID-19 PATIENTS: If you had a positive COVID test result, have been recovered for 28 days and are above the age of 17, you qualify to be a convalescent plasma…

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December 2020
Free

Galva Christmas Eve Jingle

Thursday, December 24, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Christmas Eve Jingle,
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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Galva residents will be participating in it’s first Galva Christmas Eve Jingle Thursday December, 24th, at 6 p.m. The event encourages residents to come outside at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and ring bells (sleigh bells or any other bell will do) for two minutes to spread the Christmas Spirit and to help Santa fly his sleigh. Christmas Eve Jingle was recently founded by a Yorkshire Facebook group and Mary Beggs-Reid of Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK. The idea has turned into…

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Free Christmas Eve Dinner

Thursday, December 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Packinghouse,
441 Mulberry Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Come join The Packinghouse Thursday, December 24th,  from 5-7, or until supplies run out, for a Christmas Eve dinner. The dinner will be served carry out and curbside. All are welcome to attend, it’s free! Menu includes: ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, scalloped corn, corn bread and cinnamon rolls. Sorry, no vegetarian options.

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Toy Drive to benefit Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center in Galesburg

Sunday, December 20, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Menards in Galesburg,
2791 Veterans Drive, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Join us this weekend to spread Christmas cheer to the children served by Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center in Galesburg.   These are children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, and without your generous donation this year, may not otherwise have a very merry Christmas. Please help us make sure these kids have a gift or two under the tree by donating this weekend. And as with most events this year, our annual toy drive will operate differently…

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Free COVID-19 Testing For Illinois Residents

Sunday, December 20, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Knox County Fair Grounds,
1392 Knox Hwy 9, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Free community COVID-19 testing at the Knox County Fairgrounds:  1392 Knox Highway 9, Galesburg, IL Drive-through in your car or walk up. Simple nasal swabs will be used with results in 4-7 days. No cost for testing. No need for insurance. Bring your card if you have one. Anyone can get tested! You don’t need to have symptoms or be sick!

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Zoom with Santa

Saturday, December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Discovery Depot Children’s Museum,
128 S. Chambers St., Galesburg, IL 61401 United States

Set up a time for your whole family to chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus via Zoom!

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Toy Drive to benefit Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center in Galesburg

Saturday, December 19, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Menards in Galesburg,
2791 Veterans Drive, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Join us this weekend to spread Christmas cheer to the children served by Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center in Galesburg.   These are children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, and without your generous donation this year, may not otherwise have a very merry Christmas. Please help us make sure these kids have a gift or two under the tree by donating this weekend. And as with most events this year, our annual toy drive will operate differently…

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