January 3, 2019

A decade ago, Betty Snapp, who has been involved in countless "do-good" missions over the years, including her role as founder of Sunshine Center, had a calling. That calling landed her in her kitchen, cooking food for those that needed a meal and camaraderie. From her...

Don't worry, you still have a little more than 11 weeks to be prepared for Christmas! However, for our CSL locations, the Christmas season begins in full swing the Monday after our Luminous Gala (Monday, November 5). Why is that?

Christmas Stores at seven of our locatio...

On October 1, 2018, CSL began its third contract for services under the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Supportive Housing Program. What does that all mean?

From HUD's website about Supportive Housing: "The Supportive Housing program...

September 7, 2018

It’s important that we provide you, our supporters and neighbors, updates on our work, and more importantly, updates on our outcomes. Today, I’d like to share programmatic updates related to our Major Accountabilities. In 2016, our Board of Directors adopted Major Acco...

This blog post is a follow-up to a post I first wrote two years ago. I want to keep you apprised of our work that provides alternative loans to families that would otherwise turn to toxic lending operations.

I still don’t care for payday lenders, as you can tell throu...

Hover over the pictures for a detailed description. We can't wait to celebrate the grand-opening of BlendWell in late July. Stay tuned for news and updates! You can find us on Facebook and Twitter!

60 Barrels in 60 Days!

While school is out for the summer, the next 60 days are critical at CSL! Our team is hard at work raising support to ensure 2,500 students will have the necessary tools to be successful in the classroom in the Fall. Filling backpacks with school...

On April 25, 2018, CSL received news that the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is providing support to help 600 kids achieve more in school by staying in school. The Foundation in Kansas City is granting CSL $300,000 over the next three years ($100,000 per year) to the...

Over the years, I have often quoted the book Toxic Charity by Dr. Robert Lupton, which has become a manual of sorts for our industry. In the book, he states, "We cannot serve others out of poverty." He goes on for the entire book talking about how we must develop peopl...

Community Services League is proud to partner with Stewardship Capital for the second consecutive year as the Presenting Sponsor of Ooh! Stewardship Capital and its employees are steadfast champions of philanthropy in Eastern Jackson County, and great supporters of the...

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