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Recognize Your Strength (RYS)

Recognize Your Strength (RYS)

Founded by Mary Considine, a resident of LaSalle, Mary has created a new organization to provide mentoring, mental health and other support services to youth who are the children and teens of active abusers of alcohol and narcotics. Mary has formed the Board of Directors for RYS, created by-laws and is awaiting approval of the application to the IRS for 501(c)3 non-profit status. 


In the interim, the SRCCF serves as the Fiscal Sponsor for RYS, and is accepting tax-deductible donations on its behalf. Charitable gifts are tax-deductible and are restricted for use by the RYS organization. We also serve as advisors to the RYS Leadership Team to assure they are successful in establishing and maintaining this very worthy organization. 


See image below of founder Mary Considine smiling as she sits among many gifts she was able to purchase due to the generosity of so many donors in the community.

Mary says the first annual STUFF THE STOCKING drive is complete!


Through this, she was able to provide 25 children who experience parental addiction with new clothes, new shoes, new winter gear, personal hygiene products, and some extra Christmas gifts based on their interests! “We could not have had more success with this our first year! THANK YOU to all who helped make it a success: the donors, the caseworkers, the people who helped me shop, the people who helped me put all the gifts together, and the people who helped me deliver! It took a village to complete this project and I’m so proud. There are going to be a lot of happy kiddos this Christmas!”


THANK YOU to local businesses: FOURTH STREET BAKERY, LaSalle Body & Fender, Double M Trucking Inc., First State Bank, LKCS, Meraki Beauty Room, Debo Ace Hardware, Lori Janko Wilke - State Farm Insurance Agent.


Merry Christmas from RYS!

Committed to you and your future.

Community foundations exist to meet the philanthropic needs of the community and the philanthropic desires of local donors. When we connect those two, wonderful things happen to enhance the quality of life for all of us.​

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