CIEDC begins its 2007 capital
campaign, 'Community Support for Community Action'
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[DEC. 6, 2006]
Finding resources is always a challenge for a
nonprofit organization, and CIEDC, a Community Action agency, is no
different. The 2007 capital campaign, "Community Support for
Community Action," kicked off Monday.
Although the Central Illinois Economic Development Corp. receives
some state, federal and local grants, many times these funds must be
matched through local dollars. Some programs are expected to have
financial shortfalls each year, so local donations and support are
the only reason the programs can continue.
believe that we have enough money for our programs because we have
state and federal grants," said Angela Stoltzenburg, executive
director. "Unfortunately, these grants are oftentimes not enough to
sustain the level of services we are currently providing. We are
very appreciative of our grants, but our programs require local
support. We encourage the community to give what they can to keep
these programs alive. All donations are appreciated, whether it's
$5, $10, $15 or more."
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A direct-mail campaign is in progress. All donations should be
sent to CIEDC corporate headquarters, 1800 Fifth St., Lincoln, IL
CIEDC is also selling cookbooks and is planning an event
specifically to raise funds for senior nutrition and transportation
programs for the spring.
CIEDC services a six-county area: Logan, Mason, Menard, Piatt,
Fulton and DeWitt. Services are provided to the low-income, elderly
and disabled citizens of those counties, including utility
assistance, rental assistance, food pantries, Head Start for 3- to
5-year-olds and more. For more information, visit
[Central Illinois Economic Development
Corp. news release]