Castle & Cottage Realty, a Community Seal Business Member, is partnering with the Foundation for Foster Children, and ARS Refinishing to donate and build a playground for a local foster family.
“A significant aspect of my business is our guiding principles, one of which includes a focus on social responsibility. Assisting in the creation of a playground for children to have a place to just be kids may seem like a small way to help, but for me, it’s a big way to contribute to filling gaps in community need. And our team loves the immediate gratification of helping build the playground and seeing it come to life,” says Castle & Cottage CEO, Katherine Bordelon.
An active member of the Central Florida community, the Foundation for Foster Children makes it their mission to ensure that children are safe, healthy, and have the same opportunities to participate in typical childhood activities.
“There are a lot of kids locally in the foster care system, which has a standardized approach. We at the Foundation for Foster Children provide personalized support to individual kids based on what they need to succeed. So that’s how we met the Madison family, an incredible family with 3 kids in foster care in addition to their 3 biological children. In the past, the Foundation helped her kids with things like tutoring, Parkour lessons, going to Magic games and Aquatica, and helping to celebrate special birthdays,” states Betsey Bell, Executive Director of the Foundation for Foster Children.
“When their request for a new playground came in, we were ecstatic to connect with Castle and Cottage Realty and ARS Refinishing, companies who really take giving back seriously.”
Bell informs that The Foundation assists children ages 0-23, based on needs related to education, enrichment and supporting them with needed tools to transition from foster care into adulthood. She concludes, “This approach gives a sense of hope, self-worth and value to children who often feel left out and separate from their peers.”
If you or your business would like to be a part of the playground construction, contact Castle & Cottage Realty.