This business, and its employees, are forever grateful to the local community that has had us into their homes and businesses. In return, Mr. Handyman has always believed in supporting the community that supports us.
There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child. I’m not sure where the saying comes from, but I know it’s true. Thinking-back I can remember many teachers, coaches, instructors, friends, family, neighbors, and of course my parents, that shaped my formative years.
As a parent, and adult, I feel strongly about supporting our youth. Given a safe and nurturing environment, our youth are free to learn, grow and gain the confidence and life skills that serve as the foundation for the adults they will become one day.
And when they don’t have a safe and nurturing environment, they face the challenge of not learning and growing in ways that will allow them to reach their full potential. For this reason, Mr. Handyman is proud to support the work of the Seamark Ranch.
The foster care system in Florida struggles to provide the nurturing care and developmental support children need to overcome the loss, grief and trauma caused by family crises. Statistics demonstrate widespread failures of the Foster Care system where children continue to disruptively move from placement to placement.
Seamark is the solution to the increasing need to help children who, through no fault of their own, have been left alone in this world. Seamark Ranch celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2017. Since opening their doors Seamark has served over 100 children with its homes, on-campus school and extensive childcare programs.
The Mr. Handyman team was grateful for the opportunity recently to donate a day of service to the Seamark Ranch, our third consecutive year doing this. We cleared our schedule, left a skeleton crew in the office, and took 7 staff out to the Seamark Ranch. We allowed them to deploy us where needed.
They asked us to paint, and we painted all 8 bedrooms in the boys and girl’s homes, most setup to house two children each. After painting we installed mini-blinds and window treatments, rolled up the plastic and removed the painters tape, and left the rooms ready to be organized by those that live in them.
Additionally, while most of the staff painted, two members of our staff constructed shelving in a Seamark storage shed to allow for better organization. These were the priority projects at the top of the list, and we got them both done.
If you would like to learn more about the Seamark Ranch, please visit their website at SeamarkRanch.com. Or, come out and join the 5th Annual Seamark Mudrun on April 14, 2018. This is a fundraiser, great time, allows you to see the Ranch, and it helps a great cause. All proceeds from the Mudrun benefit the Seamark Ranch and the children that reside there.