THE CHILDREN'S HOME, INC.
October 24, 2009
Well we are a 501c3 outfit located in Sun City Center. Fl.
We are the sawdust engineers and work with wood.
A few years ago a member donated a sum of money to help build the craft shop on the childrens campus. Then some members built foot lockers for the children to store theid clothing and personal gear.
Well 2 yrs ago I happen to find one of these buitful made lockers ,complete with dovetail joinery. So an e-mail was put in to the childrens home to see if they could use any more lockers. Well Tom e-mailed back that there was no need for anymore lockers, however he did have a list of needed items. Well this set off a very enjoyable journey to try and make life a little easier for the children.
Firsrt was the 12 cubbies they requested and with the generous help from all wood cabinets here in Ruskin we were able to fill the first of the 3 request.
Next Tom had asked for 12 adrondak chairs, Well it took a little time to raise the $ for the wood but with a generous donation from the sewing club here in Sun City Center were able to build all 12 . So now each home has two chairs outside their front door.
Next came the third. Could you build 5 Picnic tables with benches. Well we did manage to find the money for the wood again. (These old folks sure came thru with the finincal help)
Now each home has a buitful table to enjoy.
And the generosity did not stop ther. Some donated their golf clubs as they failed to produce that par 72 score the owners were so use to getting from them. Then the tennis rackets and tennis balls . We are a very diverse gruop of retired people here that only have to be asked for help . Show them what your needs are and befor long someone will be working on it.
I cannot say enough about group. First class all the way. So if you are thinking "what can I do for them " just ask. I am sure they will put you in contact with other people who can use your help .
Just remember , it is for the children. Lets the children know that there are people who do care about them. You will enjoy the experience.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
In the cooperation of the staff and the work that they do
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Do not know as I have no experience trying to run the home. I will leave this to the present grope in control here
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
They go out of their way to let you know that your donation is very important to them
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Two very simple words FIRST CLASS
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
put a small dent in the problem this community has, they are held back only by the donatios they receive , I think
Ways to make it better...
could not be better
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Have no idea . You would have to ask at the home
One thing I'd also say is that...
Come and HELP
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Worked on the projects above.