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

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CWTC OUTCOMES

Community Integration

Outcomes for Six Months only – July 1, 2013

to December 31, 2013

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VOLUNTEER!
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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Current News
2014 CONSUMER THANKSGIVING!

CWTC served it's “Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon” to its consumers today, enjoying turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and all the "fixins!" The annual Thanksgiving meal has been a tradition with CWTC Board of Directors, staff and volunteers serving the meal. The Heart of Illinois United Way staff continued its annual tradition to share with the serving. Enjoy the pictures!

CWTC PRESENTS SUPER TRIVIA CHALLENGE!

CWTC is proud to announce our annual “Super Trivia Challenge” will be held Friday, January 23rd at 6:30PM. The fundraiser this year will be held at Running Central, 331 SW Water Street on Peoria's riverfront.

 

Individuals, companies, and organizations are welcome. Registration is $30 a person while groups can reserve a table of eight for $240. Entries include appetizers and cash bar. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams. All money raised goes directly to programs and direct services for CWTC consumers. More information and registration forms can be found HERE!

 

The “Super Trivia Challenge” is sponsored by Robert Cottingham Property Management, Illinois Mechanical Service & Design, South Side Bank, Law Offices of Chris Doscotch and Running Central.

#GivingTuesday DECEMBER 2nd!
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Your help is needed now.....more than ever! Click HERE and thank you!
CHILI'S GIVES BACK...IN A BIG WAY!
Enjoy “dine-In” or “carry-out” any time between NOW and December 31st at Chili’s in Peoria or East Peoria and CWTC will receive 15% of the bill IF you present our voucher at the time of ordering (including carry-out)! This not a one night fundraiser…it lasts for two full months! The more times you visit, the more CWTC benefits. If you go once a week, a month or twice a day, CWTC will benefit provide you present the voucher. It is valid at Peoria AND East Peoria Locations. Download the voucher and keep 2 or 3 in your pocket/purse. Share with your friends and Facebook! Get the voucher HERE!
"LIKE US; SHARE US" ON FACEBOOK!
Be sure to stop by our CWTC Facebook page and "Like" us! We'll keep you up-to-date with the happenings around CWTC with our staff and consumers. From special announcements to event photographs, you'll catch it on Facebook first! Be sure to tell your friends by sharing what you see! Just click on the Facebook icon!
CWTC ROCKS & ROLLS!
CWTC consumers and staff rocked the house Friday night, October 3rd at our annual dance! We had a great time and the West MacQueen Street Band was awesome! There were lots of smiles and surprises including Daryl (Pictured above) serenading the packed house with a lively number. Enjoy the rest of the pictures here!
CWTC PATHWAY PHOTOS TELL ALL!
If the photos are any indication, everyone had a great time at the “CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner & Auction” Tuesday evening, September 9, 2014, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in East Peoria. The evening festivities paid tribute to the many people who have helped CWTC and have contributed in extraordinary ways. The theme for the evening was "Selfie!" See the pictures here!
CWTC'S GREAT PUMPKIN HARVESTERS!
CWTC's Garden programs continues to reap big rewards! Recently, CWTC consumers headed into the gardens to harvest pumpkins to add to the great fall bounty. The garden program provides CWTC consumers the opportunity to become involved at a variety of levels from therapeutic recreation outlets to developing job skills leading to employment opportunities. Fostering healthy lifestyles for participants and the community is a part of the program. Gardens are located at our Dorchester Apartments site in Peoria as well as next to Rome Industries in north Peoria and at the CWTC Twin Oaks residential facility in Pekin. See more pictures here.
WMBD TV MORNING CREW VISITS CWTC!
The WMBD Morning and Noon show stopped by to take a tour of CWTC. Pictured with Executive Director Patti Gratton is Clay Gordon (Anchor), Jaymee Toler (Producer), Lauren Rainson (Meteorologist) and Mark MacGregor (Director). Thanks for stopping by!
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!

CWTC WELCOMES DONATION!

CWTC’s residential properties have grown to include a new home! A two-bedroom brick ranch style home was donated to CWTC by Jerry Janovetz, a Peoria resident and friend of CWTC. Jerry’s generosity is making it possible to assists individuals in learning life skills while living in a home setting. CWTC support services are provided to all residents on an individual basis dependent on their needs and preferences. Some of the areas of support may include: financial management, meal preparation, benefits and access to the community.

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.
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
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Chili's Gives Back!
Enjoy “dine-In” or “carry-out” any time between NOW and December 31st at Chili’s in Peoria or East Peoria and CWTC will receive 15% of the bill IF you present our voucher at the time of ordering (including carry-out)! This not a one night fundraiser…it lasts for two full months! The more times you visit, the more CWTC benefits. If you go once a week, a month or twice a day, CWTC will benefit provide you present the voucher. It is valid at Peoria AND East Peoria Locations. Download the voucher HERE!
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Panda Cares For CWTC

Panda Express Peoria
Wednesday, January 14th
11:30AM-7:30PM

 

Panda Express will donate 20% of all pre-taxed food sales from all guests who present a CWTC voucher when they purchase food between 11:30AM-7:30PM (including carry-out)! Download the voucher HERE! Tell your family and friends!

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2015 CWTC Super Trivia Challenge

Friday, January 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Running Central, 331 SW Water Street, Peoria

 

Registration is $30 a person, table of eight for $240. Entries include appetizers and cash bar. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams. All money raised goes directly to programs and direct services for CWTC consumers. More information and registration forms can be found HERE!
For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Rick Stephenson at 686-3300.