Sea Pointe Construction Lends a Helping Hand to a California Family Shelter
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The holidays are getting closer, which makes it a good time for builders to show their charitable side. One company doing just that is residential design/build firm Sea Pointe Construction, which recently donated and installed Omega Cabinets at Thomas House Family Shelter in Garden Grove, Calif.
The shelter provides aid to those families who were previously living in unstable housing or uninhabitable living conditions and gives them the chance to start fresh and maintain permanent housing. It also offers free programs, including youth development, mental health services and case management.
“We appreciate Sea Pointe Construction for donating and participating in our cause during COVID-19,” Thomas House Executive Director Natalie Julien said, adding that it was difficult to continue and find partners who are willing to help. “With Sea Pointe’s contribution, we are now closer to getting these families to establish a home.”
“We provide remodeling projects for homes all over Orange County and this was our opportunity to use our expertise to give back, because that’s what really matters.”
Year over year, the majority of the families at the shelter achieve the goal of finding permanent housing within a year. As they stay at Thomas House, they are required to work full-time and save 80% of their income, which the shelter monitors. “We support our families so they can achieve long-term success even post-program graduation,” Julien stated. “Once they move out, families still have access to the featured programs and many of the kids enjoy coming to the activities that we offer.”
Sea Pointe also plans to contribute to Thomas House by collecting gently used furniture, clothing and soft goods from past clients in Orange County to gift and furnish the shelter’s units. The company also will support the Thomas House November Food Drive by collecting food donations during business hours.
“It was really meaningful to us to get to partner with Thomas House,” Sea Pointe Director of Design and Client Relations Lauren Mills said. “We provide remodeling projects for homes all over Orange County and this was our opportunity to use our expertise to give back, because that’s what really matters.”