Furniture Drive To Help Children’s Village
Children’s Village is collecting new and gently used furniture, lamps, rugs and pictures to be sold on June 11th to raise funds for the direct care of the children that live at the Village.
Dr. Anne C. Fox-Clarkson, who was an elementary school principal in Coeur d’Alene, ID, founded the Children’s Village, Inc. In 1983, Dr. Fox-Clarkson made a promise to a brother and sister that she would build them a home, as they had suffered child abuse. Two parents from her school agreed to help her, Carol Rankin and Kathy Curran. With the wonderful support of many volunteers and businesses, the 15 acres were purchased and two homes were built.
On a daily basis, the Village can serve up to 22 residents. Healing children has been the Village goal since the doors opened in 1990.
The first house, “The Moyer Home” serves children who are abused, neglected, homeless or in severe family crisis. Children ages birth through 18 can live in this licensed group foster home permanently if needed. Brothers and sisters are kept together and residents are bussed back to neighborhood schools. Over 900 children have been served since the doors opened.
The second house, “The Miller Home” opened in 1996. This is the site of the Children’s Village Academy program providing professional therapeutic services for children and/or adolescents, who are in need of structured, individualized and behaviorally focused education.
Children who enter the program have experienced problems such as abuse, depression, behavioral difficulties, poor social development, and lack of anger management. In addition, the child may have specialized educational needs which impairs their ability to function in their school, or community.
Current daily operations and services are funded primarily through grants, projects, donations and investments, with very little government funding.
Ongoing fund raising is necessary to meet current expenses and allow the Children’s Village to expand services. Plans call for four more homes.
Contributions of time, dollars, services and usable household/office items help enormously. Monetary contributions apply to current operating expenses for the direct care of the children.
If you have anything to donate for the Furniture Drive please contact Janie Givas at 208-667-1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org