We just received this great story from Micah’s Place, the only certified domestic violence center in Nassau County, Florida. We had the honor of renovating the center during our day of “Inspired Acts” in Florida. Read the note below:
Words cannot express how truly grateful we are to California Pizza Kitchen for all the hard work they put into renovating the inside of our shelter… Due to our shelter being ten years old, it was in desperate need of many repairs and updates. Micah’s Place relies on grants and general donations to help pay for needed necessities and expenses, so we welcomed this project with open arms to bring our shelter from drab to fab.
Some of the repairs consisted of the purchasing and assembling of new playroom furniture and bedroom furniture. The entire inside of the shelter was painted by Bill Lord and his volunteers. A computer room was created with three new computers so the women can search and apply for jobs, correspond with family members through email, and the children can do their school work. Also, a new Teen Room was designed so that the older children have their own place to go to do homework and socialize with each other. The patio was recreated into a tranquil and serene area for the women to relax.
Very colorful and inspirational pictures were hung throughout the shelter, along with encouraging quotes displayed on the walls so that our women and children will know they are in a peaceful and loving environment. A new addition was included in the renovations – Micah’s Place now has a kennel and fenced in area for dogs and cats. This is an essential addition to the shelter. So many victims have had to leave their beloved pets behind when leaving a violent situation. Now because of this new pet area, not only are our victims and their children safe, but their pets are safe too.
There is so much more the California Pizza Kitchen has done for us, but most importantly each one of the volunteers showed their support and dedication throughout the day by not only working extremely hard on this project, but they continuously showed how much they cared about providing a beautiful and secure home for our women and children as they begin their violent-free life.