Cozier Cottage at Children's Attention Home thanks to Lutz Foundation and community partners
Rock Hill, S.C. – The Children’s Attention Home recently completed a makeover for the first of their three cottages, thanks to a generous grant of $30,000 from The Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation. A public ribbon cutting and open house was hosted on May 21 to celebrate and show the updated cottage to the community.
The cottage renovations were completed to create a more “home-like” space for the foster children and homeless youth in the care of the Home. Through the support of the Lutz Foundation and other community partners, including Domtar and Hood Paint, new faux wood flooring was installed, all areas including bedrooms and living areas were painted, bed frames were replaced, and the bathrooms were updated and repaired.
“We are so pleased with the renovations to Freeman-Norris cottage and the children living there are so excited,” said Executive Director, Emily Parrish. “They deserve a beautiful and comfortable place to call Home. We are so grateful to our community sponsors for making this possible.”
The Home is raising support to renovate the two additional cottages at this time. Anyone interested in assisting with future projects can contact Katy Motsinger (803-372-6841, email@example.com).
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Through the years, the Home has served many children removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. The trauma these children experience is often paralleled in the physical living conditions from which they were removed. For many children, the Children’s Attention Home is the first place where they feel safe, have a bed, or have a space to call their own. Youth often describe their first interactions with staff and other residents as welcoming, and the update of cottage spaces will allow the Home the physical environment to match the warmth of the people who care for them.
About The Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation
The Chester-based Lutz Foundation was established in 1995 with the mission to enrich lives by providing an endowment to fund education, community, health and welfare initiatives. In line with their mission to enrich as many lives as possible, it is the hope of the Lutz Foundation to make the Chester community a better place to live, raise a family and retire.
About the Children’s Attention Home
The Children’s Attention Home has provided a safe and nurturing home for over 8,000 abused and neglected children since 1970. Nationally accredited, the Home provides comprehensive, compassionate care and individualized support to South Carolina foster children ages birth to 21 and homeless youth ages 17 up to 21 to help them grow from their past into their future. For more information about the Children’s Attention Home and ways to support, visit attentionhome.org or call 803-328-8871.