If you are interested in starting a CSF Co-Op in your area, click here to complete the application.
What is the CSF Cooperative Program?
The CSF Cooperative Program involves the creation of many groups, or "Co-Ops", nation-wide working towards common goals. Each Co-Op will work together with CSF to establish support groups and arrange their meetings, set up educational lectures, and help to organize and run fundraising events. CSF will work with other Co-Ops within their regional chapter.
What are the benefits of setting up a Co-Op in your area?
Working alongside an international foundation
Connections to a larger group of individuals affected by these disorders
Becoming a beacon of support for individuals affected by these disorders in your local area
Raising much needed funds for research, programs and awareness
What does a CSF Co-Op do? Each CSF Co-Op should focus on four key areas:
Raise $1,000 for CSF
Hold at least three meetings per year for support and/or educational purposes
Gather a larger group together and develop a steering committee to work with other Co-Ops in your area to create awareness, raise funds and plan educational programs
Participate in unite@night (held during the month of June in different areas around the country), either through an organized unite@night walk or a solo walk
What if I can't commit to focusing on all the key areas right now but still want to start a Co-Op in my area?
You are under absolutely no obligation to complete all four key areas. If you so desire, you will be able to get started by simply acting as a local contact person. At a later date, you may or may not wish to graduate to fully functional Co-Op status.
How do I start a CSF Co-Op?
Complete the CSF Co-Op application, sign the release agreement and your Co-Op will be added to the CSF website, along with your contact information.
For a printable version of the CSF Co-Op Information and Application, click here.
If you have any questions or for more information, please e-mail Cathy Poznik or call 330-998-6195.