How To Get Involved

There are a wide variety of ways you can get involved with one of the great events held by CWTC. Our events are such a success because the entire Central Illinois community gets involved, whether it’s becoming an event sponsor, providing products or services, donating silent auction items or volunteering their time. It is important that every dollar earned by an event goes directly into the programs and services for the individuals we serve. This is accomplished by securing donations from the amazing businesses, community organizers and individuals that understand the importance of our mission.

Host A Fundraising Event

Community Workshop & Training Center, Inc. is a 100% local Central Illinois not-for-profit organization that has been serving adults with disabilities in our community for more than 56 years. Through the years we have partnered up with local businesses, community organizations and individuals to raise awareness and much needed funds to support the very special people we serve. If you are interested in hosting an event to benefit CWTC, please contact Carla Jockisch at or 309.686.3300 for more information.

Event Sponsorships

Becoming an event sponsor not only provides much-needed funding to CWTC’s programs and services but it also provides wonderful branding opportunities for your business or organization. Sponsors receive pre and post-event recognition on collateral and press materials, on-site logo branding and placement on the CWTC website and Facebook page. Each event offers a unique experience for not only the guests but for our wonderful sponsors as well. If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming event, please contact Carla Jockisch at or 309.686.3300.

Donate Products/Services

CWTC has worked hard over the years to have as few event costs as possible, all while creating a memorable and successful event with a great atmosphere. We have been fortunate to have such amazing supporters in the Central Illinois community, whether it’s providing food and beverage for 500 people or donating thousands of dollars worth of product for our Pathway Awards Dinner gala.

Donate Silent Auction Items

An important fundraising component of events at CWTC is the silent auction. We pride ourselves on offering unique and hard-to-find items and experiences for our guests. These packages include trips, tickets to special events around Central Illinois, fine dining experiences, products and much more.


CWTC’s fundraising events are very detail-oriented and require amazing volunteers to assist with setup and tear down as well as help during the actual event. Event day help consists of finalizing decor, working check-in and the silent auction tables and assisting with guest services. We are grateful to the Central Illinois community for ensuring that our events are fully staffed with volunteers so our guests receive the best possible experience.

Estate Planning

Leave a legacy to CWTC. A planned gift can be as simple as naming CWTC as a beneficiary in your will, trust, IRA, or insurance policy. Consult with your financial advisor to come up with the best strategies for leaving a legacy that helps to ensure CWTC will continue providing services to adults with disabilities for many years to come.


Download our “Get Involved” Brochure!

Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc. (CWTC) depends on the generosity of individuals in the community, like you, to help people in need and much less fortunate than most. Since 1960, CWTC has helped thousands of people with disabilities. You can help us help them by donating here!