For the fifth year in a row, Dover Children’s Home partnered with Sun Life Financial for a very productive and positive Day of Caring. On June 8, 2012, 14 Sun Life employees donated their time and talents for several hours to restore and rejuvenate several rooms of the Home with crisp new paint. The annual projects completed by Sun Life Financial create a more appealing and welcoming presentation to a building that has provided a safe haven to thousands of children over the past century. Dover Children’s Home is very fortunate to have the ongoing support of Sun Life Financial and the entire Sun Life crew. With Sun Life Financial, many hands make light work, allowing us to complete projects in a day that would typically take weeks to finish. Sun Life Financial, located on Rye Street in Portsmouth, offers a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services worldwide.
Thank you to Liberty Mutual for being such a tremendous supporter of the Home through the Give With Liberty employee payroll deduction campaign and the Serve With Liberty Day. Click here to read the entire Foster’s article about the Liberty Mutual Foundation’s June 8 grant to the Home of $10,000. As an underwriter of some of the Home’s annual fundraisers, Liberty Mutual has helped the Home raise thousands of dollars in much needed funding during the past few years.
Beginning in 2009, the Ezra’s Way neighborhood in Dover has come to the aid of Dover Children’s Home. Through generous donations of twice monthly prepared meals for the children and staff; group community service projects such as raking the yard on Thanksgiving morning; preparing a special “breakfast for dinner” meal during the Home’s holiday celebration; working with area businesses to offer donations and discounts; providing access to sports scholarship funds; and making helpful donations of gift cards, financial support, and individual hygiene kits for the children, the Home has been able to re-allocate some of it’s limited resources to other critical operating expenses. The on-going donations of food, labor, and practical items from Ezra’s Way have been invaluable to us, especially during this difficult recession. The impact this group of committed people has on our Home and on our restrictive budget is incredible.
We’ve been so grateful for the enduring support of the Dover Moose. Their non-stop community service and unconditional care for those in need in our community is truly inspirational. Thank you, Moose, for your $400 pledge for the DCH kids bowling team during our recent bowl-a-thon and for registering four teams for our golf tournament.