Community Support Network is celebrating our clients and we want you to join us for a gala Open House and Silent Auction. Our very special celebration will be held on Friday, October 9 from 2:00pm-6:00pm, in Northgate Shopping Center at 1137 N. Sherman Ave. This event is fun, free and for the whole family. It is a chance for you to get to know your neighbors at CSN and to discover for yourself what it is that we do everyday. As you will see, we are a very active bunch and there are various ways to be very involved at CSN everyday. Perhaps you have seen us coming and going at our building in Northgate. But where are we going? Why are we so busy?
As you know, CSN is a non-profit agency that provides community-based services for adults with developmental disabilities to increase their confidence and competence as they participate in their larger community. One of the very important ways CSN does this is by offering vocational services for our clients, a number of whom work for 25 different employers in Madison, Middleton and Waunakee. So, when you see men and women leaving the building in the morning or early afternoon, they may be heading out for their jobs. A few of our community employers include the Isthmus newspaper, Great Dane Restaurants, Boomerang’s of Northgate and Bed, Bath and Beyond. We will have an extensive poster display of all our employers at our gala Open House and Silent Auction. Come see for yourself!
We at CSN believe that every person should have access to and be encouraged to participate in continued learning and skill-building opportunities. In addition to educational classes, we have developed a number of innovative and enriching programs to encourage positive experiences for our clients. When you come to CSN for our Open House, you will see a variety of academic activities in which our clients engage including art, science and American Sign Language.
Our goal at CSN is to prepare our clients to be as independent as possible and to live safe, healthy and productive lives. Everything we do is aimed toward our desire to support and encourage our clients to live the best quality of life possible and to care for them with dignity as we do so.
Once again, we will be working with Tina at River Bakery to make sure our guests have amazing treats during their visit with us. Tina’s cookies are the best! We are so fortunate to have River Bakery as one of our non-profit neighbors at Northgate.
The Open House and Silent Auction will offer an opportunity for you to visit our CSN Store where many client-made items will be on display for sale. Some of the items for sale include greeting cards, beaded jewelry, decorated lanterns, artwork, photography, sculpture, scarves and many other items.
If you are interested in joining us on our day-to-day adventure with our very interesting, capable and talented clients there are several opportunities for you to become involved with your CSN neighbors:
- support our community employers
- volunteer your time and talents
- hire our clients to fulfill your business needs
- shop at our CSN Community Store. When you bring a donation to River Food Pantry or Dane County Humane Society our store gives you a discount.
- host an art gallery event at your place of employment or other venue
- rent any of our 3 large spaces for parties, dance classes or yoga or tai chi classes
- donate your professional expertise
- contribute to CSN through a financial donation to be used for special adaptive equipment, outing activities for our clients and enrichment activities.
- invite our client speakers, including a visual presentation, to your place of employment or other venue. Come to the Open House to see the presentation for free!
If you would like to help with our upcoming Open House and Silent Auction please consider contributing a raffle item.
Come see our clients as they show you how they work, learn and enjoy being at CSN. We are so proud of them. To learn more about us visit our website where we have a list of our community employers.
We look forward to seeing you!