One Week until Giving Tuesday!

Generosity Gets Its Day! Tuesday, December 1st, Giving Tuesday, is one week away. Join us for a day of generosity and giving. Giving Tuesday follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. It was created as an opportunity to give to those who have less following a weekend of consumption. Consider giving to CCO this Giving Tuesday! Your financial gift will provide warm meals, a safe shelter space, and compassionate care, to the homeless families and … Continue reading

CCO Gratitude Tree

Each Thanksgiving Season CCO staff put up the Gratitude Tree. Shelter guests are welcome to fill a leaf with something they are grateful for. It is encouraging and humbling to see the thought that goes into such an uplifting project. You will find many of the gratitude leaves in the gallery below. What are you grateful for? “I am thankful for everything I have. I’m thankful for my family.” “We are thankful for… Joy, God, … Continue reading

Sweet Fundraiser

Seven year-old, Parker Graning, couldn’t believe some children are homeless and he decided to help. He worked with friends and family to set-up a hot chocolate stand that raised $1,000 for the children sheltered at CCO. It was a pleasant surprise the day Parker came to the shelter to deliver the money he had raised selling apple cider and hot chocolate. The friendly fundraiser was promoted by everyone who participated and the final earnings were … Continue reading

Denise’s Story

“In my storage unit, I was too cold to rest. I wanted a place to lay my head down and just sleep. I’d wrap up in ten blankets, just trying to get warm.” Denise seems to have an endless abundance of joy. She is a very petite woman in her late 50’s with bright eyes and a wide, welcoming smile that goes well with her upbeat personality. Denise’s past was filled with a solid and … Continue reading