PEORIA -- Peoria's Community Workshop Training Center helps more than 600 adults with disabilities every year. Like many not-for-profit organizations, it can be difficult to make ends meet.
For an organization like CWTC, sometimes even the smallest needs can have the biggest impact.
The not-for-profit has asked for a paper shredded on its Facebook page, but not just to shread paper, to put more adults with disabilities to work.
As CWTC gets less funding from the state, Executive Director Patti Gratton said it has to tighten its budget.
She said right now CWTC is serving 100 more people than it's receiving state funding for.
Her goal is to spread the word about what CWTC does. "Sometimes individuals see that adults maybe can work on their own or support themselves and that's not necessarily the case. I think that they need to understand that there are services adults need also," Gratton said.
She says the organization is working for any way to increase its revenue, from fundraising to taking on new business contracts.
Its next fundraiser is an annual dinner and silent auction on Sept. 18.