Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'Tis the Season: Give a Gift That Matters!

Community Services Consortium (CSC) invites community members to help fight poverty in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. This season, CSC is asking people to make a difference to needy families in our own community.

CSC puts food on the table, keeps the lights on, puts a roof over people’s heads, and provides education and job training to break the cycle of poverty for families most in need. Anyone can help. What better gift this holiday season than to warm a family home, supply nutritious food and provide the skills people need to succeed in the workforce and in life? To make a gift click the donate button at or mail a check to CSC, 250 Broadalbin Street, Suite 2A, Albany, OR 97321.

Give a gift that matters: give people the skills and support they need to build stable, productive futures. Community Services Consortium provides a range of services with the vision to end poverty, including youth and adult education and workforce training programs, Head Start in Lincoln County, utility and housing assistance, and Linn Benton Food Share.

With your help CSC can continue to distribute food to the hungry, provide energy assistance to heat homes this winter and empower people through workforce and education programs. Your gift makes a difference no matter how large or small, whether it’s one more meal on the table, or it provides a warm home for a family the whole new year!

CSC is the community action agency serving the people of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, Oregon. For more information on the poverty fighting programs of CSC visit Change a life this holiday season.

Welcome to CSC's blog and e-newsletter!

These communications tools can be used to make announcements, acknowledge donors and volunteers, post videos and slideshows–whatever we want to share with our online community.

There are 3 ways to deliver info to stakeholders:

  1. The blog itself, which can be linked to our current website
  2. Email news blasts (blog articles sent via email as eNewsletters)
  3. RSS Feed (subscribers read in Google Reader or other feed reader, can also send posts to Facebook and Twitter)
We're excited about these communication tools and look forward to both your input and feedback for continuing improvement and positive information-sharing.

If you have agency/program information you'd like posted on this blog, please send full text and/or photos and videos, ideas, or suggestions to Janet Hessel and she will take the next steps.