This month, CPM is giving back to the community with our Share the Love event. Every time we sign a lease, we are donating to Salt & Light. What is Salt & Light? If you haven’t heard of it, it is a local non-profit organization, similar to Goodwill, which focuses on empowering people in the community. They strive to help individuals by giving them opportunities to show how valuable and meaningful they are to the community. Salt & Light is a wonderful organization who have been battling poverty in the area since 2003, and we are so excited to be partnering with them this month.
Here is a little more about Salt & Light’s mission:
Salt & Light strives to EMPOWER individuals towards lasting change by AFFIRMING their DIGNITY. One-way giving models unconsciously communicate the person has nothing of value to contribute to the “transaction.” We create opportunities for individuals to utilize their talents in productive and meaningful ways. This reinforces their competence and confidence to acquire resources while gaining a sense of pride that comes from providing for themselves and their families.
When you sign a lease with CPM this February, you can also sign a heart to go on our Share the Love Wall! See your apartment up in our office along with all the others who, by signing a lease this month, are making a difference in Champaign-Urbana.
Another way you can help out is by donating new or gently used clothing at our office. Get your spring cleaning done a bit early and bring any items of clothing that you no longer want or need. We will be taking donations to Salt & Light at the end of the month, so your clothes can get a second life.
We are taking shirts, pants, coats, shoes, and accessories like backpacks, purses, scarves, and gloves. Please don’t bring undergarments, food, or other items besides clothing.
You can find the donation bins right inside the entryway of our office at 615 S Wright.