focus on the children
At Comfort House, we focus on supplying kids’ essential needs—including food, clothing, school supplies, and a safe place to study and play.
The Comfort House gives kids meals and snacks that fight an empty stomach and promote good health. The library gives them access to the internet to do homework, books to read and art supplies for crafts. The playground is a place to run around and use their imaginations, whether on the pirate ship or the tire snake (or is it a caterpillar?).
We also make sure they have well-fitting clothes and shoes so the children can begin each day feeling comfortable and confident. We have parties for all of the holidays, and provide families with Thanksgiving dinners, to make sure our kids don't miss out on any of the fun of celebrating as they grow up. Finally, every August, we provide backpacks full of necessary supplies so that the kids enter the classroom prepared to learn and succeed.
Strengthen the community
The kids will also learn to give back to their community in similar ways to how they are being helped. These activities will include:
- Delivering items from the food pantry to those in need
- Assembling and delivering food baskets to seniors
- Cleaning up their neighborhoods
- Beautifying their environment through art projects
- Growing their own vegetables in the backyard garden
- Taking care of and finding homes for local abandoned dogs and cats (which are all spayed/neutered)
BUILD THE FUTURE
The kids of Florence's Comfort House are always encouraged to recognize need and to give back by assisting the younger children in their neighborhoods through mentoring and tutoring programs.
We invite you to join in our efforts by purchasing Comfort House Art, or making a donation to Florence's Comfort House.