For the past several years, MillerClapperton has enthusiastically supported the American Red Cross by holding an annual Blood Drive in honor of the company's late co-founder, Ted S. Miller. It has been a way for us as a company to not only honor his legacy, but also a way to give back to our community.
The opportunity for us to do more as a company recently presented in 2018, and we embraced the challenge by not only committing ourselves to a great cause, but also pledging to make this an annual initiative to support many worthwhile charities. We put our heart into our work and we wanted to apply this same passion to helping our community.
The company's new philanthropic initiative is known as MillerClapperton Cares. The name speaks to our commitment to social responsibility and the impact we can make when we work together.
2019 CAUSE: CALVARY CHILDREN'S HOME
We are delighted to announce that MillerClapperton has selected Calvary Children’s Home as one of our charitable initiatives for 2019. While we considered many worthwhile causes, it’s evident that Calvary Children’s Home (CCH) is serving a critical need in our community and making an impact in the lives of children who need their support.
Children in the Metro Atlanta area find their way to Calvary either through tragedy or dysfunction; when a parent or family member is unable to care for them. CCH provides them with a safe, loving, Christian home, while also providing a stable home life. They seek to give children entrusted to their care the very skills, education, and values that allow them to become responsible and productive members of society. ‘House parents’ manage meals and schedules, ushering children to church, their local schools, and participation in after-school or community activities.
The thirteen-acre campus is located in Powder Springs, GA and the facility can house as many as 40 children at any given time. A new cottage is currently under construction, which will be the 4th children’s cottage on campus once completed. Over the past five decades, CCH has successfully housed more than 400 children.
Calvary Children’s Home was founded in 1966 by Reverend Ben F. Turner after witnessing the separation of six children whose parents had been killed in an automobile accident. He was greatly affected by seeing the emotional impact the separation had on the children and realized the need for family to stay together, especially under such tragic circumstances. This was the catalyst for the creation of CCH.
The organization prides itself on not being a burden to the community and rather counts on the hearts and hands of friends for support. While they are committed to providing the best possible home for these children, they can not do that work alone. And, that’s where we come in. We are proud to be supporting CCH this year and making an impact on the children that will remain with them all their life by showing that we care.
LIST OF OTHER CALVARY NEEDS
Below is a list of other items which are in need at the Calvary Children's Home. Items marked with an asterisk are currently in high demand.
Personal Care Items:
Acne Skin Care Products
Advil Children’s Liquid
Advil Adult Tablets
Leave-In Hair Conditioner
Paper Plates *
Paper Bowls *
Paper Towels *
Plastic Ware (Utensils) *
Solo or Insulated Cups *
Air Freshener (Plug-In Only)
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Pine Sol/Fabuloso *
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
Bath Towels/Wash Cloths
Batteries (All Sizes)
Storage Tubs w/ Lids *
Fabric Softener Sheets
Freezer Bags (Gallon and Quart)
Kitchen Towels/Dish Cloths
Light Bulbs (40/60 watt) LED *
Mattress Covers (Twin-Waterproof) *
Tash Bags (Glad or Hefty) *
Beef or Chicken Broth
Cereals (Fruity Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch) *
Individual Snacks (Cookies, Crackers, Chips) *
Kool-Aid (All Flavors)
Taco Seasoning/Shells (Hard/Soft)
Cream of Chicken/Mushroom Soups
Movie Cards (AMC, Carmike, Regal)