Every December, our team takes time to support and promote local non-profits that are making a difference in our community.
Employees select Kosciusko County charities to donate to using a 212 Christmas bonus. It is one small way that we can honor the excellent work being done in our community. Thank you to everyone who’s making our world a better place, little by little!
- The Beaman Home
One lesser-known effect the pandemic has had, both locally and globally, is a spike in domestic violence. Due to more time spent at home and an increase in stress, abuse has been on the rise. Because of this, organizations like The Beaman Home are more crucial than ever. The Beaman Home provides immediate help, advocacy, education, and shelter for abused, exploited, or at-risk women and their children. It is a privilege for us to support this important work.
- CASA of Kosciusko County
Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a charity that helps children in foster care who have experienced neglect or abuse. CASA walks alongside kids every step of their journey in the court system and beyond. CASA believes every child has the right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to thrive and succeed in the security of a loving family. This cause is particularly special to some of our 212 team members whose families have adopted and fostered over the years.
- Combined Community Services
With a longstanding history in Kosciusko County, Combined Community Services (CCS) meets the needs of our neighbors in crisis by supplying food, clothing, utility assistance, and more. One of our team members shared that her favorite Christmas tradition growing up was spending time with her grandparents Christmas shopping for a family through CCS’ “Adopt-A-Family” program. “This simple act of kindness taught me empathy and the spirit of giving at a young age,” she explained. “It is a tradition I plan to uphold.”
- Fellowship Missions
Just down the road from our offices, Fellowship Missions assists people struggling with homelessness, substance abuse, and other barriers to independence and freedom. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the devastating health and social inequities faced by people experiencing homelessness, even in our small community. Fellowship Missions offers emergency shelter as well as many other programs and services to bring hope and healing. We are proud to have them as part of our community.
- Lost Sparrows
There is an overwhelming orphan crisis in the world, with many children needing specific medical care, general support, and adoption. This is why Lost Sparrows provides teaching, resources, and advocacy to make sure that every child has a chance to thrive. Adoption and advocacy are important to several 212 employees—especially those who have experienced it first-hand: “As someone who was adopted myself, I have a passion for helping children who do not have anyone to speak for them,” shares one team member.
- Raise the Dough
Our community is fortunate to have several organizations working to support families through the adoption process, and Raise the Dough is a prime example. The charity’s mission is to raise funds for families trying to adopt, which has become costlier over the years. But Raise the Dough also offers practical and emotional support during the adoption journey, such as providing meals, a listening ear, and prayer.
- The Salvation Army of Kosciusko County
Our local chapter of The Salvation Army has a range of community assistance programs that help people in need. These funds provide shoes, clothes, food, hygiene products, household items, and baby supplies. The Salvation Army also offers guidance and education to help people break the poverty cycle and work toward self-sufficiency.
Special thanks to the 212 team for continuing to give back by supporting our local community.