GIVING BACK IS GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
At Elliott Counseling Group, we support and believe in organizations that are doing good in the world.
Giving back not only helps others, but studies have shown that giving creates a pleasurable psychological response for the giver too. According to a study conducted by Harvard, evidence shows that giving money to charity leads to similar brain activity in regions implicated in the experience of pleasure and reward. Our mission is to give back to the community in as many ways as we can and empower our community to fuel their mental health while helping make a contribution to the world. This full circle of giving makes us all better together.
CAUSES WE SUPPORT
When finding causes and charities that we support, it is essential that they are making the world a better place. We also like to help support our local community in the Champaign-Urbana area to provide the help they need. Those listed below are some we support.
FULL CIRCLE GIVING
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LEVELED UP BY YOU
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CAUSES WE SUPPORT
RATTLE THE STARS
Youth Mental Health Advocate and Suicide Prevention. Rattle the Stars is a non-profit organization that provides community-based suicide prevention services.
CAUSES WE SUPPORT
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HEALTHCARE CONSUMERS
Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) believes that health care is a basic human right and is dedicated to the mission of working for quality, affordable health care for all and environmental health and justice. CCHCC organizes individuals and communities to have a voice in the health care system and to affect social change to achieve health justice. CCHCC carries out its mission through direct service, consumer education, advocacy, and community organizing.
Additional Organizations We Support.
EASTERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank exists to alleviate hunger in eastern Illinois by providing a reliable source of food for the hungry through cooperation with a network of food pantries and agencies.
The Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles is an organization dedicated to preserving and propagating the fundamental conservative principles on which our country was founded. The Partnership’s dual mission is to garner greater Latino support for conservative causes and candidates, and at the same time, to encourage the conservative movement to support Latino conservative groups, leaders, and candidates, as well as policies that are welcoming of Latino immigrants. In this regard, it seeks to become an effective liaison between established conservative groups and the Hispanic community.
MAYA HEALTH ALLIANCE
Maya Health Alliance Says: “We connect language, culture, and science to transform the health and well-being of Maya communities in rural Guatemala. We believe that everyone — no matter where they were born or what language they speak — should have the highest quality health care.”
C-U FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL
A collective voice outlined the following mission statement:
The CU Folk and Roots Festival will:
- Promote a feeling of community
- Create a nonpartisan, inclusive event that gathers together participants from diverse backgrounds and beliefs
- Gather the energy and dedication of our many folk organizations into a single celebration
- Promote the folk arts
- Contribute to the artistic vitality of the area
- Bring attention and business to downtown Urbana
- Attract tourism to the greater Champaign-Urbana area
- Expose and involve residents to varied and exciting forms of music, dance, and visual arts
- Provide opportunities for focused, quality social interactions
Founded in 1999 by the late Roger Ebert, University of Illinois Journalism graduate and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (Ebertfest) celebrates films that haven’t received the recognition they deserved during their original runs. The festival gives these films and their filmmakers a well-deserved second look.
First Followers’ mission is to build strong and peaceful communities by providing support, guidance, and hope to formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones through peer mentorship.
CHAMPAIGN URBANA AUTISM NETWORK
The Champaign Urbana Autism Network mission is to support persons on the autism spectrum, their families, caregivers, educators, other professionals, and the public by providing opportunities for support and networking, education, training, and advocacy, along with promoting awareness and acceptance.
UNITING PRIDE OF CHAMPAIGN
Uniting Pride was founded in 2009 to advocate for the equality, wellness, advocacy, and visibility of the LGBTQ+ communities in Champaign County.
Uniting Pride exists to create a Champaign County where all who identify as sexual and/or gender minorities can live full, healthy, and vibrant lives.
BOOKS TO PRISONERS
Books To Prisoners is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a love of reading behind bars, encourage the pursuit of knowledge and self-empowerment, and break the cycle of recidivism. Books to Prisoners believe that books are tools for learning and opening minds to new ideas and possibilities and engaging incarcerated individuals with the benefits of reading by mailing tens of thousands of free books to inmates across the country each year.
PRARIE RIVERS NETWORK
“At Prairie Rivers Network, we protect water, heal land, and inspire change.
Using the creative power of science, law, and collective action, we protect and restore our rivers, return healthy soils and diverse wildlife to our lands, and transform how we care for the earth and for each other.
COMMON GROUND FOOD CO-OP
“We’re a full service, cooperatively owned grocery store, which means we’re owned by members of the community (like you!) who buy shares. We’re passionate about naturally delicious, sustainable local food—and that’s just the beginning!”
CUNNINGHAM CHILDREN'S HOME
To provide a safe and nurturing environment for children.
NETWORK FOR GOOD
Network for Good is a hybrid organization—a nonprofit-owned for-profit. Network for Good’s nonprofit donor-advised fund uses the Internet and mobile technology to securely and efficiently distribute thousands of donations from donors to their favorite charities each year.
DAILY BREAD SOUP KITCHEN
“Daily Bread Soup Kitchen was formed in 2009 when the former Catholic Worker House ended its lunch program. We rented space from New Covenant Fellowship on White St. in Champaign and went from serving 30 sack lunches out of the front door, to over 200 hot lunches 5 days per week at New Covenant. On the weekends, we served soup and sandwiches from a van when the church was not available to us.”
EDUCATION JUSTICE PROJECT
The mission of the Education Justice Project is to build a model college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education upon incarcerated people, their families, the communities from which they come, the host institution, and society as a whole.
DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES CENTER
DSC’s mission is “DSC supports people in living a rich and meaningful life.”
CHAMPAIGN URBANA PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT
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