Ladder of Hope Foundation

2020 Holiday Assistance Flyer

For more information, or to download the Holiday Assistance Interest Form, click here!

Forms are also available in the ICS Green Bay Office lobby.

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Foundation Vision

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, and associates.

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What's Happening with the Ladder of Hope?

 

House of Hope Donation

Donation to House of Hope - Educational Toys

September 2020

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.

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2020 Winner - Abby LaLuzerne

Ladder of Hope Fall 2020 Scholarship:  Sponsored by AK Crust

July 2020

ICS honored 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 scholarship.

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."

Congratulations, Abby!

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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.

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SFH Thank You Image SFH Group Photo 2020

Strikes For Hope - February 2020

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 supportive.

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.

Thank you!

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2019 Christmas Gifts & Staff by Tree

Christmas Gifts -  December 2019

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.

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Thanksgiving Meal 2019

Thanksgiving Meals - November 2019

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.

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Vets Manor - soups on Vets Manor - staff

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 Hope foundation.

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.

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Bank of Luxemburg Donation 10/2019

Bank of Luxemburg Donates to Ladder of Hope Foundation

October 2019

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 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 Foundation!

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Sponsored by AK Crust, Ladder of Hope presents $2,000 scholarship to Naomy Garcia

June 2019

2019 Winner - Naomi Garcia

"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."

Naomy Garcia

Ladder of Hope Scholarship Winner, 2019

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AmazonSmile

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 organization.

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 you:

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7346463

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

Ladder of Hope Spending Reports

Ladder of Hope Spending Report - 2018
Ladder of Hope Spending Report - 2017
Ladder of Hope Spending Report - 2016