Five Points Community Outreach

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Five Points Washington cares about you and the communities we serve. Throughout the year, we have chosen to partner with local organizations to either donate needed items, volunteer time, and provide programs and services that enrich and benefit all ages. Check in with us to see a list of our ongoing initiatives that you can help join in our cause or catch a movie for free! Our staff wants you to join in our #FivePointsCares programs and projects!

For questions on any of our projects or programs, please contact Program Manager, Brad Weaver of Five Points at bradw@fivepointswashington.org or (309) 444-8222 Ext. 48.

Five Points hosts the life skills program each month, so far the program has used the aquatics center and taken a body flow class. Our mission is to give each child the opportunity to further build and use everyday motor skills and for them to have fun!!

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Most recent service initiatives

Raising for the American Heart Association

Five Points will be participating in an American Heart Association Fundraiser. On February 26th we hosted a fitness event for this. We will still be collecting donations until May. Contact Megan Stevenart for more information at megans@fivepointswashington.org

 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Five Points Washington is proud to host the American Red Cross for a monthly blood drive. This drive takes place in our Live @ Five Points Event Center and typically occurs on Mondays from 12:30 pm until 6:30 pm. Specific dates and times can be found on the American Red Cross’ website. https://www.redcrossblood.org/

Brownfest

In 2022, KB Strong will be hosting their 4th annual Brownfest. This all-day event helps to raise funds and build awareness around glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer. The KB Strong foundation was started as a way to honor the late Kevin Brown, former Washington Community High School basketball coach and educator, who lost his battle in June 2019. Much of the money raised through this foundation is donated to the University of Illinois School of Medicine to fund glioblastoma research in Central Illinois. Join us on August 26, 2022 for Brownfest! More information can be found on the KB Strong website. https://kbstrong-fightingthefight.com/

 

FIVE POINTS FRIDAYS

Each summer, Five Points hosts many “Five Points Fridays” in our south parking lot. These outdoor events are family focused and include local musicians, activities, food trucks, cash bar, and so much more. Our aim is to provide free, engaging events as a way of giving back to our community. This year, our Five Points Fridays will take place on the second Friday of each summer month – May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, and August 12th. More information can be found on our Five Points website. https://fivepointswashington.org/events/

Impact Blood Drive

Several times a year, Five Points hosts the Impact Life organization for local blood drives. Impact Life is unique in that all blood donated locally will be offered at a local level before the national level. This ensures that, if possible, the blood goes directly to another Central Illinois resident. Specific dates and times can be found on the Impact Life website. https://www.bloodcenter.org/

Five Points Cares Past Outreach

  • Five Points just completed our annual school supply drive and we raised almost 800 donations. All donations were given to district 50. We are also the top sponsor for D50 Beverly Manor and their take home folders. Five Points hosts Central Life skills students during the school year, they participate in fitness classes and utilize the pool.
  • Five Points raised over 10,000 dollars in July for St. Jude through an in house bike ride event.
  • Five Points Aquatic vs Fitness School Supply Drive-raised over 900 supplies for local schools
  • Kickball for MS- Five Points sponsored and competed in this tournament to raise money for the MS Foundation
  • The Personal Training department hosts numerous fundraising events. The latest: was a community workout event on Labor Day to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • Valentine’s Day cards for a senior memory care facility
  • DEAD LIFTING EVENT, Pull for Pancreatic Cancer
  • 2020 Tri to support the Center for Aging
  • Fitness Programming donations Our most recent was a check to My Sister’s House in Washington.
  • WHIP fundraisers
  • Eats and Drinks of the World that benefited the Red Cross Foundation
  • DAX Tri to support the DAX Foundation
  • Snack Pac food drives
  • Good Neighbor day run sponsor
  • Dance for a Cause for St. Jude
  • Host for local life skills group
  • The aquatic center hosts HISRA swimming
  • Sponsor to local chamber events and annual trivia for a cause
  • Five Points Summer Jam- 2 years in a row
  • Free activities for seniors (Wii, cards, and senior movies)
  • Coats for Kids
  • Annual Toy Drive
  • Infant Drive to support The Dream Center
  • Annual Charity Tri. In the past proceeds have gone to the Alzheimer’s Association and to the Council on Aging.
  • Five Points hosted a baby drive that collected infant hygiene and clothing items and we donated them to the Dream Center in Peoria.
  • Youth Fitness open house. We opened the facility up to the public and offered youth classes, boxing, open swim, and other activities for local youth.
  • Hosted local girl scout troops to learn about exercise, nutrition, and working towards positive body image and self-confidence
  • Five Points staff volunteered at Midwest Foodbank and helped box food for donation
  • Five Points Friday’s. Five Points hosted free music on select Friday evenings for community members to enjoy.
  • Back to school drive. Five Points collected over 900 school supplies and donated them to Washington area grade schools
  • We hosted a Sip and Shop and collected canned food and monetary donations for WHIP. We donated 233 canned good items and over $400 to benefit our local food pantry!
  • Lettie Brown Walk-a-thon. Five Points donated to the Walk-A-Thon cause. This helps support local students and teachers throughout the year
  • Camp Big Sky Donation. Camp Big Sky is an organization to benefit children and adults with disabilities, enabling us to provide opportunities for those we serve to access, discover, learn and enjoy the outdoors.

Questions?

For questions on any of our projects or programs, please contact Program Manager, Brad Weaver at bradw@fivepointswashington.org or
(309) 444-8222 Ext. 48.