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Grandma's Closet at Chaddock is dedicated to the daily personal needs of our clients. Chaddock serves over 400 children daily in our Residential, Foster Care and School programs. We supply basic necessities such as hygiene supplies and clothing, as well as items for comfort such as pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, toys, and books. Our children access Grandma's Closet with the assistance of staff to ensure their needs are met. As the number of clients continue to grow, it is imperative that we maintain an adequate supply of Grandma's Closet items.
Chaddock spends the vast majority of our charitable dollars and fees for service on direct care for our children. However, we also have special ongoing needs that aren't met by our general daily budget. LIsted below are just a few of these special "capital" items which help us provide better service to the children and families in our care.
Cottages: The environment we are able to provide our children can have a positive impact on their progress. Each of our cottages has various needs for upgrades/remodeling. These range in estimated price from $500 to $5000. Needs include:
Fleet vehicles: Most of our vehicles have well over 100,000 + miles. These vehicles are primarily needed for safely transporting students to various appointments, on field trips and other outings, and for foster care visits in a multi-county region. Minivans have proven to the most versatile and economical choice.
Administrative: Staff are working with older equipment, especially computers. Certain operating systems Chaddock uses are no longer supported by their manufacturers any more. Replacing these with CPU's or laptops will improve efficiency. At current count, we need to replace 25 desktop computers. In addition, we need to increase our digital storage and other technology capacities in order to meet the growing demand for our services.
For more information on how to help fund or support Chaddock children, please contact:
JEFF VANCAMP, Executive Director - Chaddock Children's Foundation
email@example.com | 217.222.0034 ext. 328