17 Trees planted at Coconut Creek City Hall

The members of our Club were honored to install 17 Bald Cypress Trees around the lake at the City Hall complex in Coconut Creek. Originally this project was conceived back in 2017 to be a ‘one tree per club member’ installation. After the MSD shooting our club chose to plant these trees in honor of those 17 lives that were cut short on that fateful Valentines Day. Our hope is that some measure of solace and beauty may be restored to the community as these trees grow and blossom. We had a great turn out and even though not all of our club members could attend this was truly a ‘all hands on deck’ project as there was much planning and some fund raising that went on to see this project to its completion. The members of ‘The Creek’ as we affectionately call ourselves are a fun-loving group of local business and community leaders (or leaders-to-be) that seek out Service projects that are in line with Rotary Internationals motto of ‘Service Above Self’.

 

Renovating the 4Kids Foster Children’s House

We’ve been hard at work putting our sweat and contacts to work renovating the 4Kids house. This house is for foster kids who have aged out of the system at 18. 4Kids provides this home for them as well as training in the basics of taking care of themselves like how to interview for a job, shop and prepare food, manage money, etc.. The “soft landing” from the foster child system helps these young adults get on their feet and sets them up for success.

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We removed the old tile, taped and sanded to prepare for painting, demolished the old bathroom vanities, installed ceiling fans and brought in a painter. DREW4Kids 1

“What an incredible blessing the Coconut Creek Rotary Club has been to us in this project. This is just a great example of how a community can come together and do great impactful work. The fact that young ladies who have had to experience some of life’s toughest traumas can now have a place of quality, safety and peace; and realize their value and self-worth while doing life together, is immeasurable.  Looking forward to working together in seeing lives changed. You guys rock.”

until every child has a home…

Blake Silverstrom
Vice President
4KIDS

A big thank you goes out to Keith Warner, of Warner Painting. He not only donated his time to paint the entire 4Kids house, but he also supplied the paint ! Thank you also to Brad Ballenger, of Sawgrass Electric who donated six brand new ceiling fans.

Please support these civic-minded businesses in your community!

Keith Warner / President
WARNER PAINTING, INC.
4811 Lyons Tech Parkway
Suite 15
Coconut Creek, FL. 33073
561-309-3482

Brad Ballenger
Sawgrass Electric, Inc.
5131 NW 108th Ave
Sunrise, FL. 33351
http://sawgrasselectric.com

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Dave and Harley hard at work 
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Sanding and prep before painting the walls
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Ripping up the old tile and flooring before new install