When we started out the year, The Brothers that just do Gutters chose the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie as their “Lend a Like” charity for 2013. Through the campaign, we donated money to the home. In May, Ken and Ryan Parsons were given a special invitation to meet with the children discussing interview tactics and job skills. It was a great opportunity and touched on the roots of Ken and Ryan who give back in their own personal lives but wanted to incorporate it into the business.
Throughout the year, we have continued in our support and we are not finished. As fall was approaching, we felt the need to donate coats and clothing. When we called the home, the expressed need for this kind of charitable effort became evident. There was an obvious need for more than just coats and clothing. We decided to put together a Fall Donation Drive.
On Thursday, September 26th, Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie held their annual awards show to hand out the Margret Garrison Race Award. It honors the people who have donated so much of their valuable time and resources to the home. We learned a great deal about the compassion in the community and was fortunate to be able to hear about the work the home is doing. They offer 3 different programs to help children in various stages of need including an emergency program that assists children in high-risk situations. Through this program, the home takes a child out of the high-risk situation at a moment’s notice which can create a huge burden of needs in the home. They have as many as 70 children in the 3 programs throughout the year.
When we called, there was no way to resist the compelling evidence that there is a need here. Being our charity of 2013, we want to help them out. We are asking for donations of new or gently used items for any age between infant and teenager. You can donate:
- Winter Wear Item
- Baby Item
- Arts and Crafts Item
If you have your items ready, you can give them to our solutionist when they come to do an estimate or you can drop them at our office. If you want to donate an item but don’t want gutters, you can still drop your items with us.
To set up a job quote, call us at 845-223-6111 or visit brothersgutters.com/childernshome and fill out your contact information. To drop items at our office, visit us at 2419 NY 82, Lagrangeville, NY 12540.