August 31, 2012

A Volunteer Project at The Covenant House in New York City

I am proud to report that recently, a group of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia employees participated in a Team Depot volunteer project at The Covenant house - The Mother and Child Center located at 52nd street and 9th Avenue in New York City.  The Covenant House provides a variety of stabilizing services to young homeless single mothers and their infants/toddlers.  The majority of these young women are survivors of child abuse and parental neglect, further increasing their chances of becoming perpetrators of the abuse.  The dedicated staff educates these moms on the dangers, symptoms, and consequences of child abuse and maltreatment, in the hopes that they can prevent any parental neglect or abuse from occurring.

The MSLO volunteers put together a budget, donated the paint and furniture, and contacted Home Depot.  Together, they renovated and renewed a lot of different rooms and areas of the Covenant House.  The projects involved painting, gardening, decorating, etc. using Martha Stewart Living merchandise.  The results were quite impressive and gratifying, as the team got to give back and make a difference in the lives of these terrific moms and their children.  Covenant House now feels even more like a home to them!

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