Southern Christian Home Playground
The Mission of Southern Christian Home is to glorify God (Celebration) by providing an environment where residents are given training and instruction in Christ-centered values, by helping to strengthen families, and by being faithful stewards of the human and material resources (Creativity) provided by Him. To best serve our residents and their families (Loyalty), we must base all that we do on Biblical truths and principles (Integrity). Through the services we provide, we attempt to meet the children’s needs (Excellence/Respect) in the areas of physical, moral, mental, social, and spiritual growth.
They may say it differently, but Southern Christian Home (SCH) and Crafton Tull share a similar set of values. For that very reason, it was a pleasure to be able to serve alongside the staff at SCH. We began our process by meeting with SCH’s Director of Development, Leslie Johnson. Our discussions brought out one particular area in need for the campus: additional playground equipment for the children. With limited funds and time, Crafton Tull began the project in search of slightly/used playground equipment that could possibly be donated. A slightly used facility was donated from 2nd Baptist Church in Little Rock. The church was going to have a new facility installed and was happy that the existing facility would be put to use at a great place like SCH.
The project was under way on July 10, 2013, when Crafton Tull’s Russellville, Conway, and Little Rock offices came together to help in the dismantling and transporting of the playground equipment. This part of the project proved to be the most challenging.
Part two of the project was the installation of the equipment that took place on July 29, 2013. These efforts were spearheaded by Jeremy Lawson, Daniel Dorris, and Bart Mink. The project was a success and the SCH staff was extremely grateful for Crafton Tull in finding a donor, the hard work of bringing the equipment to their facility, and installing the equipment on their playground. Crafton Tull also donated $900 to SCH for use on additional improvements needed for the site. Leslie Johnson, Director of Development, said that they have a need for several basketball goals to replace the missing or existing ones that have been worn due to weathering and are not in working condition. The children will find new ones as an added surprise.
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