Employees physically helping at Children's Attention Home

Fourteen Family Trust employees and members recently painted part of a cottage at the Children’s Attention Home.

The work was an extension of our Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament held in late May that raised $21,000 for the Attention Home and the Children’s Attention Home Charter School.

“Painting the Children’s Attention Home put a face on our fund-raising efforts,” said Tina Felske, a teller at East York and fund-raising committee member. “I had a blast.”

The crew painted five bedrooms and two bathrooms using pink, yellow, green and blue paint.

Established in 1970, the Attention Home provides emergency residential shelter and support for abused, neglected, and abandoned children from birth through 21 years. The charter school serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade who live at the home. Both have experienced budget cuts.

The Attention Home will use its share of the golf proceeds for operations; the school will use its money for field trips, after-school tutoring, supplies and a shed.

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