We’re fantastically overwhelmed by all of the great submissions for the 2018 Gift of Walking Donation Program. It was a difficult decision to make, but we did it. Please join me in congratulating our winner:
They stood out to us for a few reasons. First, our missions are in alignment; we’re both dedicated to improving the well-being of people and have placed a focus on community.
CCS’s mission statement: “Proving dynamic, progressive, and diverse supports to improve the well-being of our communities”.
Second, their submission letter deeply resonated with us, here’s a bit about what they do:
“Community Counseling Solutions (CCS) is a non profit agency that provides community based Mental Health, Addictions and Developmental Disability services across four counties in Oregon. These four counties are very rural and we have to be creative when it comes to wellness. CCS has recently implemented an agency wide wellness program and I am fortunate enough to be a part of the committee that develops the challenges that are offered to our staff.”
Third, they’d like to grow the program and organize community challenges in the future. They’re already thinking about how to pay it forward. Inclusivity is one of our core values and we’re excited to honor it and support CCS’s goal.
“We would like to incorporate this initially among our staff but eventually tie this into something much bigger where we are able to develop and organize community challenges. Integrating physical health into services we already provide present the opportunity to reduce the stigma that surrounds addictions, mental health and developmental disabilities. CCS is very diverse and progressive when it comes to the services we provide and I feel like the Walker Tracker program would be a natural fit into what we provide within our communities. Please consider CCS as your nonprofit agency for the 2018 Walker Tracker Gift of Walking Program.”
CCS is the recipient of a free Activity Challenge on any one of Walker Trackers virtual map routes! Congratulations! We are proud to walk with you.
That’s not all, folks! We’re offering a free seat in a challenge to all nominees! All eligible nominated organizations for the 2018 Gift of Walking Challenge have been invited to join the Destination Vacation Challenge in April.
Thank you all for your submissions, for everything you do, and for inspiring us!