Thank you to Amy C., project leader, and Macie, Kristy, Scott, and Rich, Lake Shore Community Church volunteers, who refurbished our Supervised Visitation rooms this month! Lake Shore provided the funds to purchase furniture, toys, wall hangings, etc., as well as the volunteers to purchase, pick-up, deliver, and haul away old items. This has been part of a larger project to update all of the rooms, including repainting and creating storage solutions for toys and electronics, cleaning and repurposing toys in the rooms, and replacing most upholstered furniture with leather furniture that is more durable and easier to clean. All of these improvements make the rooms feel more home-like and inviting. We so appreciate their hard work and dedication to making the process of reuniting families the best it can be.
If you would like to help with this continuing project, current needs include:
Large Wall Art (scenic, floral, home-y ) on canvas or covered by plexiglass rather than glass
Toys (wipeable plastic types without a lot of pieces)
Updated TVs and DVD players
Leather loveseats, leather chairs, leather recliners
Portable high chairs
The month of May is National Foster Care month, so we also wanted to say thank you to all who make such a difference in the lives of children in foster care, including foster parents, volunteers, mentors, and social service professionals.