CCSS Auxiliary


About the CCSS Auxiliary:

Established as a fundraising arm of the CCSS in 2007, the CCSS Auxiliary is committed to promoting public awareness of the issue of domestic violence and the services provided to victims by the Crisis Center for South Suburbia. In addition to increasing revenue through its fundraising events the Auxiliary provides opportunities for men and women to share their common commitment to helping victims of domestic violence.

Since 2008, the Auxiliary has donated more than $60,000 through its fundraising events that directly benefit individuals and families victimized by domestic violence served by the CCSS. These donations have made it possible to remodel and refurbish the shelter’s bathrooms, bedrooms, and kitchen; provide educational scholarships and transportation; as well as holiday dinners for the residents.

Three major events are held each year to raise funds: SPRING LUNCHEON, “WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” in August at Lake Katherine Nature Preserve in Palos Heights, and a TAG DAY at local businesses during October.

Auxiliary Membership is open for an application fee of $20 and a commitment to assist with fundraising events.  Meetings are held quarterly at the Palos Heights Library.

Working side by side on fundraising efforts for this important and worthy cause has created long lasting friendships and a special camaraderie among the Auxiliary members.

In 2013 the Auxiliary received “The Volunteer Spirit Award” from the CCSS Board of Directors.

For more information about the Auxiliary please contact Marie Kaminiski at

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