ABC2 and a group of local businesses and contractors are teaming up to reveal dramatic improvements to The Children's Home in Catonsville.
The Children's Home is a non-profit Baltimore area foster home for children ages 13-21 who are there because of abused, neglect or abandonment. It underwent a physical makeover thanks to the "Built Upon A Dream" program and community volunteers.
The Children's Home received just under $500,000 in goods, services and donations through "Built Upon A Dream," which is based on the ABC network's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition".
The project offers local non-profit organizations a chance to improve their facilities.
This "Built Upon A Dream" project, benefitting The Children’s Home, included improvements across the 44-acre campus. Workers improved everything from roofing, painting, electrical, fencing and landscaping at the home.
The work was completed by a group of contractors, suppliers and associated companies who make up the "Built Upon A Dream" team. All team member companies donated time, labor, materials and supplies to get the job done. Many of the individual corporate donations are valued at more than $25,000.
The "Built Upon a Dream" team includes General Contractor, MacKenzie Contracting Company, Manekin Construction, Fence & Deck Connection, A. Hoffman Awning, Bath Fitter, Cox Roofing, Bank of America, Ruppert Landscape, Thompson Creek, Penza Bailey Architects as well as a number of sub-contractors, suppliers and volunteers.