Rollie Wolfe via Crowdrise
January 29, 2012
BENEFITING: MULTNOMA BAR FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2011
PROJECT IS COMPLETE! WE DID IT!!
Our Juvenile Court child waiting room is now child friendly. Check out the before and after pictures to the left.
I was an attorney representing children and parents in the foster care system from 2002 - 2010. My child clients sometimes came to court, met their judge, and had a voice. But they rarely wanted to sit in the courtroom the whole time to hear all the details. They need a room that's cozy (bean bags?), safe (new shelving?), fun (flatscreen? wii?) and maybe even a place they can do their homework and play (paper, pencils, art supplies).
We had a space but no $ to fill it!. So I started a fundraiser to give some of the most deserving children - foster children - a simple, safe and creative new space to play at the Juvenile Courthouse in Portland, Oregon.
The Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF) board voted in favor of receiving the money raised for refurbishing the space and replacing the toys at the Juvenile Justice Center where children wait for their parents while they are in court. It is within the MBF's mission.
In January 2012, the children's playroom was completed - the walls were painted in vibrant blue, green and orange. A hopscotch board was sewn into the carpet, and we got new and safe shelving, books, a children's table, chalk and toys. It looks amazing. Thank you all.