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May 25, 2011

Chesapeake Service Systems provides employment for the most severely disabled, people who otherwise would languish in adult daycare. I have been on the Board for over a year now and in that time I have become more and more impressed with how employment changes lives! The jobs range from working in a state of the art laundry facility to creating wiring kits for a cable company. The results are the same...a community of hard working happy co-workers. Most amazing is the improvement shown in those with severe cases of autism. More research needs to be done on this, but I would say CSS has created an environment which has fostered dramatic improvement in their lives and the lives of their families. Go CSS!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the clients work together. Seeing the clear satisfaction on the face of an employee as he shows off how to strip wires for a cable connection kit. Hearing workers talk about how much they want to come to work....that Saturday and Sunday are their least favorite days of the week!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the laundry facility bigger so that more clients could work there!

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How did you learn about this organization?

My neighbor was involved and once I toured the facility, I knew I wanted to be involved.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To meet the daily challenge of working with the severely disabled.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To increase the number of jobs they can offer as there is a waiting list for employment and the need is great.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Board Member & I am a member of the Board of Directors.

February 1, 2010

After touring this facility and seeing the smiles on the faces of the workers --- who are at last are connecting with the world around them because they have meaningful work --- I was hooked! CSS is transforming lives!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing the personal stories of the people who work there. They take pride in their jobs and it lifts them up. Everyone wants to be engaged in meaningful work that he/she can take pride in a job well done. The disabled are no different!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Board Member & I visit the facility and attend meetings.