For more information, or to
download the Holiday Assistance Interest Form, click here!
Forms are also available in
the ICS Green Bay Office lobby.
The Ladder of Hope is uniquely
designed to assist in filling gaps that exist in society between
government support and self-sufficiency. The funding that
encompasses ICS' Ladder of Hope is directly used in this process
and specifically impacts our clients. The process (or steps
on the ladder) provide a map for success for those clients working
within ICS' programs and The Ladder of Hope. The Ladder of
Hope provides opportunities for our clients to work with social
experts, businesses, and agencies that can provide guidance and
education necessary to achieving self-sufficiency and freedom from
government assistance. Additionally, the Ladder of Hope
provides spirit lifting and morale building possibilities for our
clients that are comprised entirely from our donors. ICS'
Ladder of Hope Foundation is focused on making a difference in our
community through the generous support of our neighbors, friends,
Donation to House of Hope -
House of Hope provides
emergency shelter and housing stability programs for young parents
experiencing homelessness, and their children. The largest
population of House of Hope residents each year are infants
and children under the age of five. In response to a House
of Hope Facebook post highlighting wishlist items to have donated,
an ICS staff member submitted a Funds Request to the Ladder of Hope
Foundation committee. ICS purchased and donated a collection
of educational toys for young children because we know that
a varied educational foundation for young children is
key for continued progress as they age.
Ladder of Hope Fall 2020
Scholarship: Sponsored by AK Crust
Abby LaLuzerne at the 2020 Ladder of Hope Scholarship Award
Ceremony. Abby has strong goals for herself and a vision for her
future. She should be incredibly proud of all that she has
accomplished so far, and we know she will continue to do great
things for her family and her community. We are so grateful for
Alive & Kickin' Pizza Crust (AK Crust), who sponsored the
Below is a
statement from Abby regarding the impact of this scholarship for
her and her family:
"I cannot express
enough, my gratitude for being awarded the AK Crust/ Ladder of Hope
scholarship. The scholarship has allowed me to both pay for
my classes and save for essentials like gas and groceries.
The stress alone of not being able to pay for those things would
distract me from my studies, but now I can be more sure
about my finances and success for this semester.
Because of that, it's allowed me to see "the light at the end of
the tunnel" in my program.
After I graduate,
I intend to give back to the community by being a Physical
Therapist Assistant, as well as show my daughter a way to break the
cycle of poverty. Most of all, it's given me hope that
because of programs like the Ladder of Hope, and companies like AK
Crust, other people in my position will be able to have a brighter
future and give back to the community as well.
I am truly
grateful for this award and the opportunity to continue to better
my and other people's futures through my degree."
Feeding Our Families Pantry
Day - July 2020
From the Ashwaubenon Community Center parking lot, ICS distributed
bags of non-perishable food items to over 50 households.
Remaining bags of food were donated to Paul's Pantry to be donated
to other individuals and families in our community.
Strikes For Hope - February
On behalf of Integrated Community Solutions Ladder of Hope
Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support of the
Strikes for Hope fundraiser! We wish to convey our sincere
gratitude to all those who contributed to the event by bowling,
donating, bidding on silent auction items, purchasing 50/50 and
bucket raffle tickets, attending the event, sharing our
information, and all the other countless ways you've been
Each year Integrated Community Solutions (ICS) continues to advance
its mission of "Bringing people together with quality services that
promote self-sufficiency". Through our Ladder of Hope Foundation we
have seen many families proactively pursuing a better life and
achieving that goal. With help from supporters such as you, we will
continue to see clients becoming self-sufficient and contributing
back to our community.
Christmas Gifts -
Every year, ICS provides Christmas
gifts to a number of clients who may not be able to purchase gifts
for their families, to help make their holidays brighter.
This year, we are giving to 59 individuals in 17 households.
15 gifts were bought by staff (Thank you for your generosity!) and
44 by the Ladder of Hope.
Thanksgiving Meals -
The Ladder of Hope Committee
was pleased to distribute 30 Thanksgiving Meals the week before
Thanksgiving. Our hope is that over the holiday, these meals helped
30 families spend quality time together, enjoy a relaxing meal, and
to know that they are truly cared about.
Veterans Manor Soup
Lunch - November 2019
To thank our veterans for their
service and sacrifices, ICS put on a soup lunch at Veterans Manor
in Green Bay. Staff members made and served soups, then for a
little friendly competition, the attendees were asked to vote for
their favorite soup. ICS also distributed a variety of basic
needs items, such as socks and soap, made possible by the Ladder of
ICS staff had a fun day chatting
with the residents of Veterans Manor. It was an honor to be
able to hold this event for those who have given so much. ICS
would like to express our gratitude to ALL veterans who served our
country over the years.
Bank of Luxemburg
Donates to Ladder of Hope Foundation
ICS thanks our friends at the Bank
of Luxemburg for their generous donation to the Ladder of Hope
(LOH) Foundation. With their help we will be able to continue
our focus on making a difference in our community as we help fill
the gaps for many as they work toward self-sufficiency.
The LOH has helped many community
members with a variety of things they need when moving from
homelessness into stable housing. These things include
kitchen utensils, towels, cleaning supplies, pillows,
non-perishable food, and much more. With gifts like that of
the Bank of Luxemburg, we have also had an annual pantry day,
helped children with school supplies and clothing, provided laundry
vouchers, bus passes, Thanksgiving meals and Holiday gifts.
Thank you, Bank of Luxemburg, for
supporting the initiatives of the ICS Ladder of Hope
Sponsored by AK Crust,
Ladder of Hope presents $2,000 scholarship to Naomy
"The Ladder of Hope Scholarship
that I have been awarded through Integrated Community Solutions,
has most definitely been one of the most impactful events that has
happened to me throughout my college career. With the help of this
generous scholarship, I will be able to accomplish my biggest goal
thus far in my life, and be a first generation college graduate
with a bachelor's degree. Not only has this scholarship given me
the opportunity to accomplish that goal, but it has given me great
hope. It has given me the hope that there are people in the
community who want to help and see others succeed. It has also
given me hope in my future and being able to give help, assistance
and a hand up to those in need, just as it has so kindly been given
to me in my life. This scholarship is making a great difference in
my education as well as my future. By giving me the chance to
accelerate my education, it is also giving me the privilege of
expanding what I can do with my life and how I can choose to give
back to my community just as The Ladder of Hope scholarship is
doing for me."
Ladder of Hope
Scholarship Winner, 2019
Did you know that ICS is a part of a program called AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a program that supports non-profits by giving back
0.5% of all applicable sales back to the charitable
ICS is registered, so if you shop on Amazon Smile, you can select
Integrated Community Services (Yes, Services not Solutions as our
TAX ID# is associated with Services and not Solutions) and then ICS
will receive 0.5% of your purchase value.
The regular Amazon site doesn't allow you to select an organization
for funds to go to, so you will need to visit AmazonSmile to do
so. The website content is exactly the same, but AmazonSmile
gives the option for charitable involvement. Below is a link
that will take you to the site, and has ICS preselected for
Ladder of Hope Spending Report - 2018
of Hope Spending Report - 2017
Ladder of Hope Spending Report - 2016
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