Welcome to Combined Community Services
Combining Community Services to Provide Comfort, Hope and Resources for Neighbors in Need.
Our motto is "Helping Neighbors, Help Neighbors." The collaboration with local churches, businesses, charitable foundations, and individuals allows CCS to enable others to achieve self-sufficiency. By offering "a hand up, not a hand out," CCS offers programs that remove the barriers in families' lives that will enable them to achieve a higher quality of life. CCS looks for new ways to remove barriers for low-income residents of Kosciusko County.
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.
Foodathon 2014 is coming up soon! Friday, November 7th, 6:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturday, November 8th, 9:00 am-5:00pm at Martins Supermarket in Warsaw.
Foodathon 2013 raised over 42,000 pounds of food for our pantry. Our Client Choice/Healthy Food options pantry is currently serving over 600 Kosciusko county families each month. Foodathon 2013 also raised over $40,000.00 for the future purchase of food. Our goal this year is to raise $60,000 and 45,000 pounds of food!
We need your help to do that! Please drop by Martin's and donate food items or cash, or mail or bring in either to CCS at 1195 Mariners Drive, Warsaw. If you are writing a check, please put Foodathon 2014 in the memo!
Together, we can meet the need despite the rising food costs and huge number of food challenged families in our county. If you have questions, please contact Peggi at 574-269-6019 x222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thank you to our Foodathon 2014 sponosrs, Lake City Radio amn the Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation.
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