Josh is one of our newest staff members - you'll find him in the Noland Road warehouse unloading shipments, processing donations, coordinating drop-offs, and optimizing storage.
Josh's employment at CSL is a direct result of his personal determination to make a better life for himself; which, you won't be surprised to hear, started at a meeting with one of CSL's Career Coaches, Diana Eakright.
Josh met Diana through a referral from one of our community partners, Vocational Rehabilitation. Josh came to CSL at a critical point in his life: after experiencing some difficulties with housing and financial stability, he finally had the support he needed to begin actively job searching again. With Diana's encouragement, Josh hit the ground running. He attended career-readiness workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and interview skills seminars. He had a particular interest in building upon his warehouse management skills, and was looking for a positive work environment that would support hi...
CSL's Back to School Fairs are rapidly approaching: each year, we hold community events at five of our locations to provide backpacks, school supplies, tennis shoes, and community resources to eligible families. And each year, our friends, neighbors, and supporters blow us away with the outpouring of support. Businesses, organizations, and churches all around Eastern Jackson County have been collecting school supplies for CSL families, and they've been coming in droves! Star Wars backpacks, crayon and marker sets, notebooks, binders, and everything in-between. We get boxes of colorful sneakers of all sizes, and can just imagine the smiles we'll see when a kiddo gets a brand new pair of sneaks for the new school year. If you’re looking to contribute to our Back to School Fairs, consider this:
You can still purchase & drop off needed items to your local CSL or CSL barrel site until July 29
You can make a gift of $25, which purchases a fully-stocked backpack for one K-12 student