As the world begins to open up, we are happy to say, “WELCOME BACK” to many of the individuals served by Community Support Systems! CSS is committed to enhancing opportunities to live, learn, work & play. We are ready to be in full swing with enhancing and offering more of those opportunities. We are looking to our families and friends to help us be able to do just that!
CSS is blessed with an army of compassion-centered, fiercely dedicated and loyal staff members. Among those staff members are Courtney Rieman and Shae Ashley. Courtney and Shae are currently attending Eastern Illinois University where they are completing coursework to attain a Master’s Degree in Human Services Program Administration. A provision within their coursework necessitates the facilitation of a fundraiser for a local charity. To the benefit of our agency, Courtney and Shae chose CSS as the benefactor of their fundraiser. I am pleased to share with you that Courtney and Shae are kicking off an annual pledge drive that partners with families and friends of CSS to support the programs and services provided to your loved one and for others in our community.
As you are aware, CSS receives funding through the State of Illinois. Sadly, the levels of reimbursement are lacking in several programs. Even with careful budgeting and monitored spending, we must look outside of those funding sources to be able to meet programming expenses. We depend on donations from the community and family members such as you to be able to provide exceptional services and to provide some of the “extras” to make life better for all program participants.
Please consider donating $25, $50, or $100 on a recurring basis or as a one time donation so CSS can continue to enhance opportunities to live, learn, work, and play. The money donated will be used to support programs and services for individuals in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Thank you for considering your participation in this pledge drive. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (217) 705-4298. You also are welcome to reach out to Courtney at email@example.com or Shae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With gratitude and appreciation,