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November, 2013

Dear Friends,

The meaning of the word community is often limited to that of geographical parameters, but in terms of living in Avon or Avon Lake, it means so much more. It is the strong sense of pride one feels when sharing he or she is part of this community and the tightly knit fabric of relationships and organizations that make this a great place to live.

You may or may not be aware of a local agency that I consider one of the brightest threads in this fabric, Community Resource Services (CRS). As a teacher in the Avon Lake City Schools, I have watched CRS provide necessary support for local families through the gift of school supplies, healthy meals and holiday support, as well as assistance with rent, utilities and medical/prescription needs when faced with challenging times. They do all of this while preserving the anonymity and pride of those who rely on this help.

Since 1988, CRS has been at the forefront of the effort to make sure that every local family and child has access to the basic necessities required to ensure their success and bright future. Children, who are hungry, lonely, or worried about the welfare of their families, find it hard to assimilate within the general student body. They struggle with issues of esteem, physical need, and health. A significant source of our community pride is the excellence and accolades received by our local school systems. I believe a large part of this excellence is thanks to the assistance our students and their families receive from CRS.

It is because of the great impact CRS has had on this community that I continue to donate, and most recently sought a position on the Board. Because of the intention to preserve the privacy of all who receive assistance, it wasn't until I started serving in this position that I became fully aware of the difference they are making in the lives of others.

I ask you to join me in donating to CRS this year. Your gift will help ensure that every family and child has the basic necessities and enable them to share in the sense of pride we all have as members of this close-knit community.


Michael Lisi
CRS Board Member

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Community Resource Services is a responsive, community-based organization whose mission is to diminish
the effects of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. We provide basic needs assistance and individualized
resource and referral services in a compassionate and confidential manner.

Community Resource Services is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.