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“I promise never to forget all the people who encouraged me and helped me… Thank you all.  Please keep up the fight.  People like me really need you.”  These words of client gratitude remind me now, more than ever, that your partnership in our mission of mercy is needed to embrace the poor with hands of hope. On any given day, in every western Washington community, our dedicated staff and volunteers provide real change for those in our sacred care…

  • Children, moms and others who lack basic needs of food, clothing and safe shelter
  • Veterans who suffer from PTSD, depression and isolation
  • Frail elders living alone and in need of help with household chores and personal care
  • Neighbors experiencing severe mental health issues
  • Men and women desperate for addiction recovery care
  • Unemployed men and women seeking training and job referral
  • Youngsters yearning to learn amid family struggles with poverty

Thanks to your help, the good news of our ministries is that they have real impact: in moving folks from homelessness to home; in providing veterans with housing and supportive help; in matching home care aides to frail elders; in offering addiction recovery services; in training of previously homeless adults to acquire meaningful employment; in tutoring youth to achieve academically despite overwhelming odds.  These examples are but a few among many that are offered through 170 vital programs that you help sustain.

Your gift to the CCS Appeal for the Poor is a tangible, powerful way to embrace the poor with hands of hope. You have my pledge that every donation received is stretched to maximum efficiency resulting in low overhead and high impact that guarantees 92 cents of every dollar spent goes directly to assist those we serve.

As you consider your gift, think of that one family, veteran, elder or youth whose life will be transformed because you cared.  Thank you in advance for joining hands with us to embrace and serve our neighbors who seek help, healing and hope!

With gratitude and blessings to you and yours,

Michael Reichert, CCS/CHS President

 

You can help us extend “hands of hope” to neighbors in critical need. Your gift, no matter the amount, will have real impact.