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.
Upcoming Event: Strikes For
At ICS, we pride ourselves on being a "Ladder of Hope" to the
community we serve. We help instill hope in our clients to
climb the ladder one step at a time to self sufficiency. This
is a powerful initiative and is intended to change the pathway for
themselves and their family by breaking the cycle of dependency and
building their self-esteem.
With our annual Strikes For Hope bowling event, our goal is to
raise funds to provide the tools, materials, and support these
individuals and families need to reach the top step, which is a
lifetime of self-sufficiency. Funds from the 2019 fundraiser have
been used to provide GED testing certificates, assistance to
veterans, food donations to the community, college scholarships,
Thanksgiving meals, new homeowner "Welcome Home" baskets, emergency
client assistance, and so much more.
For more information, click here!
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
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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