Shop to Support YouthBuild

Check out these incredible ways to support YouthBuild through your everyday purchasing without spending an extra cent!

amazon_smileAmazon Smile gives .5% of every purchase made to YouthBuild.  Just go to Amazon Smile and sign in with your Amazon log-in.  Search for YouthBuild McLean County in the list of charities, and hit select.  Then shop as normal!

 

targetTarget RedCard users can add YouthBuild McLean Co Charter to their cards to have 1% of every purchase donated to YouthBuild.  It only takes about 1 minute to sign up.  Visit Take Charge of Education to sign up your card, or let the cashier know at your next check out.  YouthBuild’s program ID is 153155, however you can also find us by name and zip code.

odShopping for office supplies?  Office Depot’s education rewards gives 5% of your purchase to support our programs.  Just visit the 5% Back to Schools website, type in your order number and our name and city (YouthBuild McLean County, Normal, IL) and they’ll send us a gift card that we give straight to our teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms.

Fdeltalying on Delta?  When you make your reservation add our SkyBonus number (US0003306) at the same time you add your frequent flyer number and we can both collect miles!  When we earn free tickets we can use them to send young people and staff on training trips.

Blood Drive

YouthBuild McLean County and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: YouthBuild McLean County
Address: 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 305, Normal, IL, 61761
Room Name: Classrooms
Date: Sat Dec 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Click here to make an appointment or call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767)

Please help in boosting fragile blood supplies by giving one of the best gifts you will give all holiday season — the gift of life. Your one blood donation can help save up to three lives and will help YouthBuild student coordinator Ned Sours with his Eagle Scout project too. Everyone who participates will receive a pair of Red Cross Sunglasses and be entered in a drawing for a FREE 4-pack of tickets to World Championship ICE Racing coming up at U.S. Cellular Coliseum on January 3rd!  Don’t miss this great opportunity to give something that means something and help others, all you’ll feel is good.

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Drama Club Fundraiser

YouthBuild students are teaming up with the MFA Actors from Illinois State University to write our very first play and then produce it next fall.  If we exceed our $500 goal, we’ll be contributing the extra towards the Student Needs Fund to help students with emergency medical, shelter, and transportation needs.  Be a part of this historic 20-year anniversary activity by making a tax-deductible contribution today!

A Leader Amongst Us

Congratulations to YouthBuild’s Director of Organizational Advancement, Alicia Lenard, who will be honored tonight as one of McLean County’s 20 Under 40.  This award recognizes young professionals who excel in their career, are passionate about the community, and are making a mark in Central Illinois.

On behalf of the students, staff, and friends of YouthBuild McLean County – We appreciate you, Alicia!

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It’s Health and Safety Time

YouthBuild takes the safety of our students and staff very seriously, but we also consider it our responsibility to be well-trained lay responders ready to help anyone in need.

In addition to demonstrating an understanding of the treatment for cold and heat related illnesses, fractures, burns, choking, and seizures, students also had to perform 1-man CPR uninterrupted for 2 minutes straight.  Gnarles Barkley’s Crazy helped us get down the rhythm and some cheering on by staff helped us keep going when the music stopped and we waited for the simulated EMS to show up.

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Congratulations YouthBuild! Keep those skilled honed.