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Cass Community Social Services

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May 25, 2016

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Terra Ann

THE STORY:

CASS COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES INC wrote -

Cass Community Social Services has purchased two blocks north of its campus at Woodrow Wilson and Elmhurst (next to the Lodge Freeway) to make room for a new community of Tiny Homes. The Homes will address three separate issues:

1) They will provide safe, clean and affordable housing for low-income individuals who will be able to become homeowners without having to qualify for a mortgage or pay interest. Owners will have an asset which they will be able to use to acquire a loan, to sell for something else, to leave to their families at the time of their deaths. The Tiny Homes can permanently break the cycle of poverty.

2) The Tiny Homes development will bring density and diversity to a neighborhood that has hundreds of vacant lots and abandoned houses. Each Tiny House will be a permanent structure and every one of them will be distinctive inside and on the extertior - including porches and decks, gardens and yards. 

3) The environmentally-friendly Tiny Homes will be relatively inexpensive to construct and to maintain. EnergyStar appliances, thick R rated insulation, low-flow faucets and fixtures are just some of the energy-efficient features which will reduce the owners' carbon fotprint.

Finally, residents in the Tiny Homes will be able to access most of the other services available at CCSS - educational, recreational, nutritional, medical, mental health programs and as well as social activities. Everything will be within a few blocks (a short distance for a pedestrian or a cyclist). This will be a monumental improvement for people who don't have transportation.

 

 

$510

MONEY RAISED
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  • Julie

    $50

  • Julianne

    $25

  • Sadie Gerigk

    $10

  • Lisa Lewis

     

  • Jennifer Buechele

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Judy and Ronald Linzner

    $50

  • Pam Carter

    $25

  • Closer Inc.

    $25

  • Rich Zuziak

    $20

  • The Robinsons

    $20

  • Kimberly Cady in honor of Ralph Maurer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kimberly Conwell-Leigh

     

  • Patricia DeCarlo

    $25

  • Cheryl Linari

    $25

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102% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $97,263 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

CASS COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES INC

Amount Raised

$95,493

 

95% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marcy Hayes

Amount Raised

$1,035

Fundraiser Title

Terra Ann

Amount Raised

$510

 

102% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bonnie Mellos

Amount Raised

$175

Fundraiser Title

Christos Roustemis

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

Jane Thomson

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Spencer Hayes

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Cheryl  Linari

Cheryl Linari

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Patricia DeCarlo

Patricia DeCarlo

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Kimberly Cady in honor of Ralph Maurer

Kimberly Cady in honor of Ralph Maurer

DONATION: $25

In memory 1 year ago

The Robinsons

The Robinsons

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Rich Zuziak

Rich Zuziak

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Closer Inc.

Closer Inc.

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Pam Carter

Pam Carter

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Judy and Ronald Linzner

Judy and Ronald Linzner

DONATION: $50

1 year ago