Atrium Construction Project

To: RCS Participants, Guardians, Families, Volunteers, Referring Agencies, Residential Providers
Date: February 13, 2018
Subject: Atrium Project

From: Monica Senkbeil 
Sr. VP/Human Resources and Administration
RCS is excited to announce that we will be renovating our front visitor/lobby area into a new Front Atrium that will address some highly needed improvements to the overall safety of our building. The project will:
1. Improve Building Security and Supervision at our Front Entrances/Exits
2. Improve the Inside Flow of Participant Pick-up and Drop-off Times, plus Added Monitoring throughout the Day
3. Expand the Use of the Front Lobby by Adding Indoor Greenspace for Participants and Employees and Offering Additional Meeting Room Space
In addition, the renovation will give our agency a fresh, warm, and inviting atmosphere for anyone visiting us for the first time as well as for our participants and employees.
The project is set to begin on February 19, 2018, and will be implemented in two phases.
Phase I will be the visitor lobby and reception area. Exterior Door 2 (Visitor Entrance) and Door 3 (Participant Entrance w/Door Bell System) will not be accessible beginning February 19, 2018 to approximately March 27, 2018. A temporary visitor entrance will be established at Door 5, which is our existing employee entrance. Visitors will be directed to the appropriate door through exterior signage.
Door 4, which is our main Participant Entrance, will continue to be available for use during the Phase I project.
During Phase I, a temporary reception area will be set up between Doors 4 and 5 in the front lobby. The set-up of this space will be accomplished this week.
Please know that our general contractor will make sure that the Phase I construction area is secure as the safety of our participants and employees is our highest priority.
Once we know the construction schedule for Phase II, we will communicate the information to you.
Like any project, it takes everyone’s cooperation and patience to help make for a smooth transition. Thank you all for your support in helping us to work through any challenges along the way.

Krier Foods Partners with RCS Business Services

Senior leaders of Jolly Good sat in their offices at Krier Foods brainstorming how to get their product hand packaged with literally no extra hands to help at their facility. The labor shortage is real and has affected many local Sheboygan County businesses. John Rassel, President of Krier Foods, heard one of his staff mention a name he was not familiar with, RCS Empowers, Inc. “I told my employee I was not familiar with RCS and could she tell me a little more about the business,” said Rassel. “The conversation ended with me contacting Debbie Felde, RCS Subcontract and Fulfillment Production Manager,” I explained our dilemma to Debbie, and she assured me that it was a job RCS could do in an efficient, cost-effective and timely manner. After meeting to determine what our expectations were, Debbie promptly sent back a quote that worked for us, and the Jolly Good product was sent to RCS to be packaged.

The retro brand wanted specialty mixed packs for their customers, and just like the original brand, it needed to be done the old-fashioned way. “In a world focused on automation, somethings need special care, which can only be done by a real person,” said Rassel. “Krier Foods is proud to partner with RCS, knowing that the work provided is helping local individuals gain valuable work experience to empower them and reach their goals.”

“RCS Empowers, Inc. is a hidden gem that has been a valuable resource for Krier Foods. As an organization, we struggle to find good workers and allocate space for short-term projects. RCS provided the labor and space so we could continue with production. The Jolly Good and RCS partnership not only helped our organization meet their labor needs promptly, but the work we provided helped teach valuable work skills to RCS participants. This was a win-win situation for both of our organizations,” said Rassel. “I would recommend RCS business services to any business that wants to stay focused on their growth and needs a job completed on time.”


Christian Life Church to host Night to Shine Prom for people with special needs sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation

Christian Life Church in Plymouth has announced they will serve as one of more than 450 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, simultaneously on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.

Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd. Guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup touch-up stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, catered foods, a respite room for parents and caretakers, a sensory room and a DJ. Each guest will be crowned king or queen of the prom in a special ceremony.

The Plymouth event will also feature the chance to hang out with Stormtroopers from “Star Wars.”

The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Christian Life Church, 300 Rustic Street, Plymouth. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

Registration is required and will be open until Feb. 2, or when maximum attendance is reached. Please email or call 920-892-4080 for a registration form.

To be considered for a volunteer opportunity, visit

For additional information on the Night to Shine hosted by Christian Life Church in Plymouth, visit or “like” us on Facebook.

For more information on the worldwide movement of Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, visit:

The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That mission is being fulfilled every day through the foundation’s seven areas of outreach, including W15H, Timmy’s Playrooms, Orphan Care, Adoption Aid, the Tebow CURE Hospital, Team Tebow and Night to Shine. For more information on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit

Night to Shine Registration Form

Return form by January 12, 2018, to:
Christian Life Church
300 Rustic Street
Plymouth, WI 53073
email to:


Sprecher’s Donates to RCS Trailside Park

Pictured Left to Right: Vicki Pfister (RCS Vice President of Adult Services), Laurie Dawson (Sprecher’s Sales and Events Manager), Betsy Alles (Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director), Martha VandeLeest (RCS Empowers Inc. President), Steven J. Schmitt (Sprecher’s Co-owner), Mayor Mike Vandersteen.

Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub began a Non-Profit of the Month program this year to make a difference in the Sheboygan community.  Sprecher’s selected RCS Empowers, Inc. to be their non-profit for the month of August. Sprecher’s presented RCS President, Martha VandeLeest with a $950 donation to the RCS Trailside Park. The amount was a portion of their August 15 receipts on “RCS Day” at Sprecher’s.   

 “Sprecher’s chose the RCS Trailside Park because it will provide barrier-free access for those with mobility concerns,” said Laurie Dawson, Sprecher’s Sales and Events Manager. “The park provides an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors on the public trail without obstacles in accessing a public recreation area.”  The walkways, benches and covered picnic tables will be connected directly to the trail, so wheelchairs, scooters, bike carriers with children and those with mobility issues do not have to navigate any uneven terrain.   RCS Empowers, Inc. received a grant in July for $32,287 from the Sheboygan County Stewardship Fund. RCS is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise additional funds to reach the $85,000 estimated budget to complete the project.

 RCS Empowers Inc. plans to take underutilized RCS land on both sides of the Shoreland 400 Rail Trail (public bike path) and establish an attractive handicap accessible green space. “The RCS Trailside Park will be open to the public, RCS participants and staff,” said RCS President, Martha VandeLeest. “Our vision is for the park to be a welcoming and friendly space where individuals can stop to picnic, socialize or just take a break and enjoy the outdoors.” The park location will expand outdoor activity opportunities for those with mobility concerns in Sheboygan County.

 The RCS Trailside Park will have permanently installed benches, tables, planters, waste receptacles, and landscaping. Construction of the RCS Trailside Park is planned to begin in fall of 2017 with completion by summer of 2018. To learn more about this barrier-free community-friendly space for the community to enjoy for many years to come or to donate a memorial gift to this exciting project, contact Monica Senkbeil at 920-458-8261.