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Keep Sertoma Strong

A fundraising campaign for Sertoma Centre, Inc.

Anyone anywhere can participate and help Sertoma Centre without leaving your home.


It’s hard to believe how much change we have experienced since Mid-March due to the
COVID -19 pandemic – working remotely, kids home because schools are closed, and
events
you were looking forward to are now canceled. Through it all, Sertoma Centre is
continuing operations as an essential bu
siness.

Our vision has always been to create communities where all people with disabilities
live, work, and fully participate. This vision may look a little different in the weeks and
months to c
ome, but with your support, we can and will get through this together.

We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no
matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of Sertoma Centre and the
services that are crucial to the care and support of our individuals.


Our supporters are the backbone of our organization, and we could not accomplish our work
without YOU!
Please make your donation to keep SERTOMA STRONG.



And to make your gift go further, The Coleman Foundation will match every dollar that you donate. 
That’s right! 
The Coleman Foundation has agreed to match it dollar-for-dollar. All contributions, whether big or small, make a huge difference in reaching our goal of $25,000.


We are resilient people, and together we will get past this. We wish the very best
to you and your family during this time and look forward to the steady progress of things
returning to normal for all of us. Please share on social media with hashtag #SertomaStrong as we inspire others to stand together even as we’re living apart.

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About the Organization

Sertoma Centre, Inc. is a nationally accredited, not-for-profit agency that provides services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and those living with mental illness. Our vision is to create communities where all people with disabilities live, work, and fully participate.

It began in 1971 when three local Sertoma Clubs created a sheltered workshop in Alsip, Illinois, called Sertoma Job Training Center. The purpose of the facility was to create a place for individuals with disabilities to work. The 3,000 square foot facility was built on land donated by the Lombard family and opened with 11 individuals and four staff. In 1987, the name was changed to Sertoma Career Center and served over 200 consumers. The facility also expanded to 43,800 square feet.

Throughout the 1990s, Sertoma added programs, and Residential Services opened Sertoma’s first Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home. Sertoma Centre opened its second location in 2000, on 127th street in Alsip. This facility was home to sub-contract packaging and training services,...

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