Did You Know This Happens at Salt & Light Too?

When most people think of Salt & Light, they think about thrift (donations and sales) and our participants that earn store credit for volunteering with us. But it’s not only our credit-earning participants that depend on the resources and services available through our Urbana location. We partner with organizations across Champaign-Urbana to provide a wide range of services to our community members.

In the area of education, our partnerships include::

  • Champaign County’s Cradle to Career
  • Mother Goose on the Loose reading program
  • DREEAM Academy
  • Urbana Adult Ed and Project READ 
  • Several local school districts, Community Choices, and DSC – as a vocational site
  • University of Illinois – as a placement and research site

In the area of health, our partnerships include:

  • Carle – regular site for Mobile Health Clinic, recovery resources, and community health
  • Rosecrance – community volunteering and connection
  • Narcotics Anonymous – host site for the largest meeting in our local community
  • Faith In Action – meeting health needs of senior citizens
  • Service site for Lakeview College and Illinois Wesleyan’s nursing programs

In the area of government, our partnerships include:

  • Cunningham Township’s Housing Assistance Program – as a work placement location
  • Member of UPD’s Crisis Response Intervention Steering Team
  • RPC Homeless Assistance – use of computer lab for clients needing to complete required dociments
  • City of Urbana – collection site for community surveys

In addition to all the partnerships above, our Urbana location also:

  • Support job seekers through Express Employment
  • Serve as a collection site for Gies School of Business/IRS VITA program
  • Collaborate with First Followers to assist returning citizens
  • Offer space to Illinois Legal Aid as they provide free legal resources to our community members
  • And so much more!

Salt & Light is more than a local thrift and grocery store. Our mission is bigger than serving our credit-earning participants. With YOUR support and the incredible partnerships we have with community groups, local government, and local churches, we are changing lives and transforming our community.

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