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.
In 2012, Combined Community Services in Warsaw made it possible for 500 families to have a memorable Christmas. This year, CCS – along with the many generous businesses, schools, churches and individuals who join them – expect to have just as many families in need of some holiday spirit. CLICK HERE to read the full Adopt A Family articleby Stacey Page Online
A Roller Doll Christmas
The Lake City Roller Dolls will be hosting A Roller Doll Christmas Sunday, December 8th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. There will be games, face painting, skating with the Roller Dolls and Santa. Join the Lake City Roller Dolls at Eastlake Skate Center as we celebrate the season and collect food for our community!
Admission if $4.00 OR four non-perishable food items, skate rental is $2.00.
Client Choice Food Pantry
On March 13th, the Emergency Food Pantry became “Client Choice”, with a continued focus on providing healthy foods. This is possible due to the efforts of Warsaw Community High School Junior, Ashlyn Vitoux. As her Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy project, she chose to partner with Combined Community Services to establish a “Client Choice/Healthy Choice” food pantry.
The new procedure will allow residents getting assistance from CCS to pick their own food and be able to choose healthy items. As a member of KYLA, every student has to do one project. As a longtime volunteer with CCS, she decided to complete her requirement with them as the organization is close to her heart.
With this change we will be in need of more volunteers in our food pantry on a weekly basis. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Carrie at ext 230. For more information on the pantry call CCS and speak with either Bill at x233, or Peggi at x222.
THANKS FOR HELPING MAKE FOODATHON 2013 A SUCCESS!
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 also raised over $40,000.00 for the future purchase of food. Thank you to everyone who donated. A special thank you to the "No Child Goes Hungry" program through area farmers and Clunette Elevator. The annual Dodgeball tourney at Lakeview Middle School was a huge success. Jefferson Elementary won the tourney this year! Thank you to Randy Polston, Harrison, Jefferson, Leesburg, and Lincoln staff and students for all the support and awesome turnout at the game. Thank you to the Colts cheerleaders for attending and raising funds through photos.
A special thank you to our Foodathon 2013 sponosrs, Lake City Radio amd the Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation.
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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