Accounts have been set up in the name of the Save the Lorraine Foundation at three local financial institutions. You can donate directly through those banks, you can send donation to the P.O Box, or you can donate online by clicking the Donate button below.

Save the Lorraine Foundation
P.O. Box 247
Hoopeston, IL 60942




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Save the Lorraine Foundation
c/o First Farmers State Bank
221 Bank Street
Hoopeston, IL 60942
Phone:  217.283.7733



Save the Lorraine Foundation
c/o Iroquois Federal
511 Chicago Road
Hoopeston, IL 60942
Phone:  217.283.5134




The Save the Lorraine Foundation is a nonprofit organization set up to save the Historic Lorraine Theatre in downtown Hoopeston. The Lorraine fell into bankruptcy in winter of 2013 and efforts by the Main Source bank to sell it were not successful. A small group of people gather the last of July 2013 and called for a meeting of those interested in saving the Lorraine. The meeting was held in the lobby of the Lorraine with approximately 30 people present.   The organization was formed with officers elected and a mission plan. The ownership of then Lorraine became a realty when a long-time resident of Hoopeston and Vermilion county purchased the two building that comprised the Lorraine and donated them to the foundation.

The Foundation has spread its wings and acquired other Historic buildings in the downtown area to preserve our cultural heritage. It is important to Hoopeston because it gives hope of revitalizing the community by bring back various forms of business and entertainment.

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