After 10 years of high volume traffic at its Burnet-based facility, the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center received a facelift this summer, thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers.
Burnet resident, Duke Williams, owner of D&W Painting (www.dwpainting.com) in Leander, recently gathered 20 volunteers to paint the interior and exterior of the Center. PPG Industries, a newly opened paint store in Marble Falls, donated the painting materials.
“I like to do this type of thing for charitable causes,” Williams said. “God blessed me with more than I require. In return, I want to give back to those in need. The Sunshine House, as the Center has come to be called, helped my family when we were in need. Volunteering with my painting crews is a small repayment for everything that the Center did for my family and continues to do for others. I hope the fresh paint brightens up each day for the staff and helps bring a little sunshine into the lives of abused children.”
The Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center also had new laminate flooring installed recently, thanks to a group of generous donors as well as help from volunteers and flooring experts from Burnet-based businesses Hoovers Building Supply and Wall-to-Wall Flooring. Fishy Business, based in Marble Falls, donated its services by taking care of the Center’s 100-gallon fish tank during the flooring installation.
“We greatly appreciate the generous donations of money, time and effort to get this new flooring in place,” said Deborah Keith, Executive Director for the Center. “Our old carpeting was so worn and stained that it was deemed a health hazard. The laminate flooring will last longer and be easier to clean and maintain. The fresh paint really does help to brighten our days as we focus on the needs of abused children and their non-offending family members.”
The Center’s Facelift Campaign is still in need of donations for the purchase of new cushions for children’s playroom as well as area rugs and window coverings that will help buffer sound throughout the facility. Donations to the Center’s flooring replacement campaign can be mailed to the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, PO Box 27, Burnet TX 78611. Please designate “flooring” in the memo section of the check.
The Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that provides services at no cost to physically and sexually abused children and their non-offending family members. The Center also offers training to professionals and volunteers, and promotes public awareness of abuse issues. For more information check the website at www.hccac.org or send email to email@example.com.