Community Workshop & Training Center, Inc.
"Our Central Illinois organization provides programs and services to adults
with disabilities; enriching their quality of life, promoting social change
and optimizing their potential for independence."
         

BUSINESS HOURS
7:30AM - 4PM

Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc. depends on the generosity of individuals in the community, like you, to help people in need. CWTC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
CWTC is looking for volunteers
to assist our consumers in enhancing their computer skills
or learning new art or music skills. If you have a talent you would like to share with our consumers, please contact
Patti Gratton at (309) 686-3300.
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CWTC OUTCOMES

Community Integration

Outcomes for Six Months only – July 1, 2013

to December 31, 2013

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Current News
CWTC BOWLATHON MARCH 21st!
"The “CWTC Bowlathon” fundraiser is set for the Landmark Recreation Center in Peoria, Saturday, March 21st from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Individual and groups are welcome to play. Individual registration is $20 and includes three games and shoes. There will be raffles and fun activities. All money raised goes directly to programs and direct services for CWTC consumers. Download registration form HERE.
CITY COUNCILWOMAN VISITS CWTC!
CWTC was proud to welcome At-Large City Councilwoman Beth Jensen to CWTC, taking time out of her busy schedule to learn more about what CWTC does and our commitment to the community. Beth continues to be a strong advocate for CWTC and adults with disabilities. She is pictured with CWTC Executive Director Patti Gratton. (Click on image for larger view)
2015 TRIVIA CHALLENGE IS SUPER!
Thank you all for coming out to the CWTC Super Trivia Challenge last night at Running Central in Peoria. It was an exciting 3-way tie for first place! After the tie-breaker, congratulations to Cari Gordon-Sandberg's team from Howard & Howard for taking home the trophy! Also, thank you to WMBD 31's Clay Gordon and Lindsey Mills for being our wonderful hosts for the evening. See more pictures HERE!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DONATE TO CWTC!
The Spalding Council of the Knights of Columbus stopped by CWTC to present a check representing the proceeds of their annual Tootsie Roll sale. It's an annual endeavor for the Knights of Columbus and we are so grateful for their support of adults with disabilities. (Pictured are Jacque, Sam Joseph, Brent, Executive Director Patti Gratton, Tom and Ron Hahn) Click for larger view.
CWTC WELCOMES THE HIVE!

Jody Tockes, along with her husband Rick, came in today to take a tour of CWTC. Jody is the owner of the HIVE Studio located at 305 Water Street in Downtown Peoria. Jody graciously donates an hour of her time twice a month to teach our consumers about the environment through various art projects in a natural setting. The consumers have used a variety of different media, such as acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pop bottle caps, paper mache, and empty toilet paper rolls. Many consumers call the HIVE their “happy place.” They are pictured with Don Rulis, Administrator of Vocational Services and Jennifer Shadowens, Manager of Community Integration.

CATERPILLAR PARTNERS WITH CWTC TO ACHIEVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION!

CWTC is pleased to announce that Caterpillar, Inc. is the recipient of the Commercial Business Partnership Award from SourceAmerica. The award recognizes a commercial business that has partnered with an AbilityOne-producing nonprofit agency to increase the employability of people with significant disabilities. CWTC nominated Caterpillar earlier this year.

 

CWTC Executive Director Patti Gratton says, “We are grateful for our partnership of over 54 years with Caterpillar. Our relationship has provided financial stability for the agency, ensuring the continuation of vital programs and services to help CWTC fulfill our mission of maximizing the independence of adults with disabilities.”

 

Presentation of the award took place Wednesday by Chris K. Stream, Executive Director, North Central Region of SourceAmerica. Caterpillar's Darin Suarez, a CWTC board member, and his team were on hand to accept the award. See more pictures here!

NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!
CWTC is proud to announce that you can now find an archive of the latest Newsletters as they become available to all of our supporters, employees and consumers. Simply click on "Newsletter" under the "News" tab and view or download the issue you want by clicking the correct picture. It's that simple! You'll find issues of CWTC Insights, Community Integration Out And About and more!
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SPEAK UP!
Our governor and legislators will soon be debating the budget for the next fiscal year. Please make sure you let them know how important our services are for adults with disabilities.
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STATE LEGISLATOR CONTACTS
Need to contact your state legislator? You can find contact information for your legislator HERE. Thank you for your support!
CWTC Upcoming Events
CWTC Bowl-A-Thon!
Saturday, March 21st
9AM-12PM
Landmark Lanes

"The “CWTC Bowlathon” fundraiser will be held at the Landmark Recreation Center in Peoria, Saturday, March 21st from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Individual and groups are welcome to play. Individual registration is $20 and includes three games and shoes. There will be raffles and fun activities. All money raised goes directly to programs and direct services for CWTC consumers. Download registration form HERE.
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An Evening at Oliver's Pizza

Tuesday, March 24th
3:30PM-10PM
North Peoria & Peoria Heights

Enjoy great food with CWTC at Oliver’s Pizza! Oliver’s Pizza will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales (less alcohol) from all guests who present a CWTC voucher to their server or cashier when they purchase food between 3:30PM and 10PM (does NOT include carry-out)! Download flier HERE!

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CWTC Buffalo Wild Wings Takeover Night

Wednesday, April 22nd
5-9PM!
Peoria & East Peoria

 

Enjoy great food with CWTC at Buffalo Wild Wings! Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales (less alcohol and discounts) from all guests who present a CWTC flyer to their server or cashier when they purchase food between 5:00pm – 9:00pm (including carry-out)! Download flier here:


Peoria   East Peoria

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