Welcome to Combined Community Services

Our Mission:

Combining Community Services to Provide Comfort, Hope and Resources for Neighbors in Need.

Our motto is "Helping Neighbors, Help Neighbors.". CCS looks for new ways to remove barriers for low-income or in-crisis residents of Kosciusko County. By offering "a hand up, not a hand out," CCS offers programs that remove the barriers in families' lives and eqip them to achieve a higher quality of life. Our collaboration with local churches, businesses, charitable foundations, and individuals allows CCS to enable others to achieve self-sufficiency.

13th Annual Turkey Lurkey 5k Run/Walk

The 13th Annual Turkey Lurkey 5K Race will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014, in Winona Lake, IN. An amazing 300+ participants attended the 12th Annual event last year and we expect the event to grow in participation this year!

The event consists of a Certified 5K run that is officially timed by the Kosciusko Runner's Association using the RFID timing system. The Turkey Lurkey is more than just a race – it’s an opportunity to celebrate the start of the season of giving. All of the proceeds from the "Turkey Lurkey" 5K Race are used to support the many services at Combined Community Services that help the low-income residents of Kosciusko County work toward self-sufficiency.

New for this year Dri-Fit Performance Shirts. Pre-Register at http://www.turkeylurkey5k.com to guarantee a shirt.

Check In / Registration will be located at the Grace College Rodeheaver Auditorium the day of the race from 8:00 to 8:41 a.m. The Rodeheaver Auditorium is located at 901 Park Avenue, Winona Lake, Indiana.


Adopt-A-Family 2014

Would you like to help a child who otherwise would not have gifts for Christmas? We have many applications for you to choose from! Adopt-A-Family is simple: you choose your family based on # of children, ages, etc. that you prefer and buy gifts from their wish list.

You can deliver the gifts to the family, or CCS will deliver for you. If you prefer a monetary donation, we can do the shopping for you, too! Please help us share the meaning of the holiday with others.

If you would like more information on adopting a family, please stop in at CCS, call Peggi at 574-269-6019 x 222, or email pwright@combinedcommunityservices.org. Our Emergency Assistance Program works closely with other help programs to assure there is no duplication and that all children have a chance for a Merry Christmas!

Foodathon 2014

Thank you, Kosciusko County, for a successful Foodathon 2014!

Because of your compassion and care for your neighbor, our food pantry is stocked and we are still receiving the funds needed to purchase food throughout the year!

Together, we continue to meet the need despite the rising food costs and huge number of food challenged families in our county. If you have questions on how you can make a difference, please contact Peggi at 574-269-6019 x222, or email pwright@combinedcommunityservices.org.  

A special thank you to the Dr. Dane & Mary Louise Miller Foundation for your financial support of Food-A-Thon! Thank you to Lake City Media; Harrison, Jefferson, Lessburg, and Lincoln Elementary Schools; Martin's Supermarket; Zimmer Building 4; and the many, many people who donated funds and food! Thank you especially to our volunteers who weathered the cold to help us feed the hungry in our community-and to Christ's Covenant Church Youth Group for weighing and sorting the food as it came in!












Fall Newsletter

Consider Charitable Contributions to CCS

As the end of the year approaches, many are looking at charitable contributions to non-profit organizations.

One way to boost your charitable contributions is to give shares of appreciated stock instead of cash. You deduct the shares' fair market value and avoid income tax on the capital gain. The charity then sells the shares and has money to use in their efforts. Most brokerage firms and charities are equipped to handle this conveniently.

Please consider donating to Combined Community Services so that we many continue helping those in our community in need. .

 Interested in Volunteering? Click the link below for some great opportunities!

For more information on volunteering at CCS, please call 574-269-6019 x230


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