Recycling cans may look like a simple task with a small environmental impact, but we know the bigger impact it has on the youth we serve at CIRCLE Academy-Vermilion.
CIRCLE Academy Urbana, CIRCLE Academy Vermilion, and Winfred Gerber Schools are all closed today, February 24th, due to hazardous weather conditions. Stay safe and warm.
The agency remains open.
"Allison, did you see? I was a leader today at practice!" exclaimed Shawn.
That's how Don Pittman felt laying in the tall grass with his brother on the day they came to Cunningham Children's Home, more than 80 years ago. Don said they were hugging each other and crying. He felt scared and lonely.
(Don is pictured on the far left, during his time here at Cunningham.)
"Christmas Time Is Here" by Vince Guaraldi
Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year
Because of the generosity of friends like you, these lyrics from A Charlie Brown Christmas still ring true at Cunningham Children's Home. Cunningham youth are able to enjoy all the season has to offer, including:
Through Cunningham's Vocational Education program Naomi works at the Champaign County Humane Society, cleaning up after and caring for the cats one afternoon each week. She loves the days she's able to complete the necessary tasks ahead of schedule and gets to enjoy some time cuddling and playing with her furry friends.