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CCS National Appeal Week

01 July 2004

CCS National Appeal Week

CCS is launching its National Appeal week on Friday 2 July.

“This is the time for people to give as much as they can afford. We receive various amounts from the Government depending upon the region, but it can be as little as 10 percent. The programs we run are an essential part of disabled people’s lives and exist because of the donations we receive”, says Viv Maidaborn, Chief Executive, CCS

CCS is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of support and services to people with physical disabilities. It is also a leading advocate for the rights of disabled people.

Services CCS currently offers include; Supported Living, Supported Employment and Vocational Services, Early Intervention Services, advocacy and lobby work, field work, and disability awareness.

CCS has a mixture of paid staff and volunteers and employs 500 permanent staff. They operate as a national organisation with seven regions comprising 17 individual branches. In 1989 the logo was changed from Crippled Children’s Society to better reflect the changing role of the organisation to include adults and CCS was launched.

CCS was founded in 1935 following the polio epidemics. By 1935 there were approximately 5000 children with disabilities in New Zealand, the majority of these were affected by polio. Today it is estimated that 20 percent of the New Zealand population live with some form of disability. 6,000 of these people receive services from CCS.

Those wanting to donate $10 by phone can call 0900 42276.


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