RCIL will be hosting it’s annual Trunk or Treat on October 30th from 5:00pm-6:00pm.  It is held at our Osage City office (1137 Laing).  As always we will have candy, goodies, and FREE hot dogs! Bring your family out to enjoy a fun filled evening.

If you would like to donate to this effort or host a trunk call us by October 29th at (785)528-3105.

Trunk or Treat 2019 Flyer

The Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL) is pleased to announce that it has received an $826 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation-El Dorado Fund through the El Dorado Community Foundation affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation. The organization will use the funds for Resource Library Technology Improvements at the El Dorado RCIL office.

RCIL has a Resource Library in its El Dorado office that is available for use by individuals with disabilities. The Resource Library has printed materials on disability related topics and a telephone that consumers can use to schedule medical appointments, communicate with other providers and complete vocational/educational searches. The funding will be used to purchase a computer as an additional tool for individuals to utilize to complete vocational/educational searches, learn computer skills, and research additional programs and services. RCIL served 1,750 individuals in Kansas from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 statewide.

“RCIL is grateful for the funds it received to purchase a new computer for our resource library located in our El Dorado office”, said Deone Wilson, Executive Director. The computer is available to local community members with disabilities during the hours the office is open to the public

RCIL is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to working with individuals, families and communities to promote independent living and individual choice to persons with disabilities. Headquartered in Osage City, RCIL has 5 locations in cities all across Eastern Kansas. Current RCIL programs include the five “core services” of all Kansas Centers for Independent Living, which are Information and Referral Service; Advocacy; Independent Living Skills Training; Peer Support Services; and Transition Services. In addition, RCIL also provides Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) through various Medicaid waiver programs.

El Dorado Community Foundation (ECF) mission is “to assist the community in making charitable dreams a reality.” The purpose of ECF is to bring together individuals, groups and organizations which have needs with those who have the resources or leadership abilities to assist in meeting those needs. https://centralkansascf.org/affiliate-foundations/el-dorado-community-foundation/.

Central Kansas Community Foundation mission is “Building Stronger Communities Through Charitable Giving.” Founded in 1995 Central Kansas Community Foundation based in Newton, Kansas is an intermediary between donors and charities, the community foundation helps donors establish funds that financially support meaningful, charitable programs and services in their community. Central Kansas Community Foundation also host numerous affiliate community foundations throughout Central Kansas. www.centralkansascf.org

RCIL is participating in the Chiefs Ticket Fundraiser again this year.  This year is a little different as the tickets range in price but RCIL will receive $10 per ticket! There are 10 home games to chose from this season. New this year you can purchase tickets to Monster Jam and International Champion Cup both of which will be held at Arrowhead.

To purchase tickets: go to https://www.chiefs.com/ticketfundraiser; click the game you want to attend; then enter promo code RCILINC (all caps).

Thank you for supporting RCIL and Go Chiefs!

 

RCIL Job Opening

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Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. is seeking to fill a part-time (20 hours per week) position in its Kansas Equipment Exchange (KEE) program in Topeka.  Drive to pick up and deliver medical equipment.  Use a database to log work and match donated equipment with individuals seeking equipment.  Flexible daytime schedule with competitive hourly wage and rewarding work.  Must be able to drive company vehicles without restrictions.  Lifting/team lifting, carrying, loading and unloading medical equipment is required.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more details call Adam Burnett or Deone Wilson at 785-528-3105 or request an application via email.

Kidzfest El Dorado

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Macy Collins, ILS in our El Dorado office, attended the Kidzfest on Saturday, January 5th.  This was held at Blackmore Elementary School and included fun activities, exhibits, and information about community resources.  If you’d like more information about Kidzfest you can follow them on Twitter @eldokidzfest or KIDZFEST El Dorado on Facebook.

All RCIL offices will be closed on December 24th and 25th for observance of Christmas.  They will also be closed on January 1st, 2019 for New Year’s Day.

 

Thank you and Happy Holidays to All!

Happy Thanksgiving

Categorized: RCIL Updates

RCIL would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  All offices will be closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd.  We will reopen Monday, November 26th at 8:00am.

 

How about them Chiefs!  If you missed your chance to see them with our fundraiser you’ll be happy to know three more games have been added for next month!  Tickets are $33.50 and RCIL will receive $10 of that!

https://www.chiefs.com/tickets/ticketfundraiser

Supplies are limited so get your tickets soon!  Thank you for supporting RCIL and Go Chiefs!

Do you shop on Amazon? If so you can donate to RCIL without spending any extra money!

RCIL has registered with AmazonSmile Foundation which 0.5% of eligible purchases from Amazon are donated to a charity of the shopper’s choice.  All you have to do is when you go to www.amazon.com it will ask you to sign up for AmazonSmile or you can go to http://www.smile.amazon.com.  You will then search for your charity (Resource Center for Independent Living, Osage City), click on it and start shopping.  The only difference after you sign up, is to use www.smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.

AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon.

To know if an items is eligible look for the “Eligible for AmazonSmile Donation” logo near the price.  A screenshot of a product is provided below.

AmazonSmile

Screen shot of product off of Amazon. Text enlarged under price “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.”

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Support Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. by going to a Kansas City Chiefs game!   It’s fun and easy!

Click here to purchase your tickets:   KC Chiefs Tickets

Choose as many tickets as you would like and enter the promo code:  RCILINC

RCIL will receive $10 for each ticket purchased. Each ticket costs $33.50.  Funds raised will be used to support RCIL’s programs and services for Kansans with disabilities.  Tickets are limited, so don’t wait.  Please forward this message to your friends and families and encourage them to participate.

Eligible Games:

Thursday 8/9: 7:30pm vs. Houston Texans

Thursday 8/30: 7:30pm vs. Green Bay Packers

Sunday 10/7: 12:00pm vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday 10/21: 12:00pm vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday 11/11: 12:00pm vs. Arizona Cardinals

https://www.chiefs.com/tickets/ticketfundraiser