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.

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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

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL), a non-profit organization, wishes to thank the family of Patricia Peterson for naming RCIL as the beneficiary of memorial contributions made in her name. As a founding board member of RCIL, Mrs. Peterson was instrumental in creating and overseeing Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. in 1984 which has since then realized significant growth and served thousands of Kansans with disabilities over the last 33+ years.

What does RCIL do? RCIL receives a grant from Kansas Rehabilitation Services to provide Core Services including Independent Living Skills Training, Advocacy, Peer Support, Youth Transition, and Nursing Facility Transition in fifteen counties.  Information and Referral is available to all regardless of residency.  RCIL provides Assistive Technology services and Orientation & Mobility services.  RCIL also has available the Anita Casey Memorial Medical Equipment Loan Program and Build a Ramp Program which are made possible with funding from Osage County.  RCIL also contracts to provide Financial Management Services for several of the Medicaid waiver programs and Transitional Living Services for individuals that have experienced Traumatic Brain Injury and more.

The memorial donations made by Mrs. Peterson’s loved ones were used toward the purchase of a 27 foot portable, accessible ramp (similar to the one pictured below) that is now available for temporary loan (up to 90 days with an option to extend an additional 90 days), free of charge to assist residents of Osage County while rehabilitating from illness or injury or until a permanent ramp can be built. RCIL has recently received several inquiries for such ramp and recognizes that having a temporary ramp may expedite discharge from a hospital or nursing facility.  Call RCIL at 785-528-3105 to inquire about the ramp or other programs and services.

Peterson and Ramp

 

Closed for Christmas

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All RCIL offices will be closed December 25th and 26th for Christmas.  Offices will reopen Wednesday, December 27th.  Offices will also be closed Monday, January 1st for New Year’s Day.