CDC Resources has provided important services to vulnerable community residents of all ages for over 50 years. From the beginning, the agency has struggled to stretch every government dollar to serve our community of rural counties. Federal and state resources are inadequate for the quality and flexibility required to address the local needs of individuals with disabling conditions. Fiscal support from county and the community funds such as the United Way (White & Carroll Counties), Center Township Community Fund (Fowler) and Jefferson Township Community Fund (Kentland) are extremely important because they underwrite the freedom to meet specific or unfunded requirements in the community. In general, we want to become less dependent upon the goodwill of government funding to meet local demands. Your contribution, in any form, brings us ever closer to that goal.
CDC hosts several events each year to supplement government funding. Direct contributions are also welcome to assist us in meeting our mission. This could be in the form of a donation to pay for life skills software for training adults, contribute tickets to Purdue basketball games, or provide toys that stimulate children to visually track objects. By supporting CDC financially, you are helping us expand the opportunities available to people with disabilities. Money spent on assisting an adult to get a meaningful job makes them more self sufficient, happier and saves tax dollars. The individual also has a better quality of life because work plays such an important role in self-esteem. These successes are win-win situations for the individual, their family, and society as a whole.
A gift to CDC is truly an investment in the community and helps to knock down barriers that prevent people from reaching their potential and hopes for the future. Whether you are an individual or a business, we need your support to sustain and enhance current services while responding to emerging needs such as our efforts to develop low income housing options in the area.
Over the past several years, CDC has created separate foundations named CDC Fund for Children and Adults with Disabilities in each of the following counties: Benton, Carroll, Jasper, Newton, & White Counties. Interest revenue from these foundations is restricted to projects and activities of value within that specific county. The intent is to meet some of the growing needs at the local level through permanent endowments that offset the decline in government revenues. Annuities, corporate gifts, securities, memorials, insurance policies, bequests, land, and personal property are among the ways that you can help us continue important work.
If you would like to make a donation now, please click here. For more information on how you can support CDC, please contact Regina Dierckman at 574.583.8227 ext. 224 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: CDC recommends anyone who is considering making a sizeable gift to CDC or one of its local foundations to seek independent professional advice.