Art by people with disabilities pays off

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TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. (WAND)- A recent high school graduate presented a check for more than $2,600 to an organization that helps people with disabilities Wednesday.

Earlier this year, Teutopolis CEO student Madison Magee published a book of artwork and writing from workers at Community Support Services. Proceeds of sales from the book, called Handprints, would go back to the organization. Since then, Magee has sold 200 copies of the book, she said.

"The awareness is what's made the big difference,” Magee said, after a check presentation Wednesday. “We've had students from different high schools, we've had leaders from different communities come forward to ask if they can be involved with CSS's mission also."

Magee said she plans to attend SIU Edwardsville this fall.

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