Thomas House Family Shelter and Sea Pointe Construction were brought together by a common organization, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWICS) to support families in need getting back on their feet. Misfortune can happen to anyone at any time and Thomas House was developed for the families willing to do the work to get back on their feet where they are working and living in the community on their own. Sea Pointe Construction joined the team of businesses that give back and support this community.
Currently Sea Pointe Construction is supporting the Thomas House November Food Drive through publicity and collecting food at our Irvine Design Showroom during business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm). Members of the community may drop off canned food off at Sea Pointe Construction, located at 576 Wald, Irvine, CA 92618 or at Thomas House Family Shelter in Garden Grove directly. For a complete list of the most needed food items, you can find a shopping list here.>> You may also donate money to the shelter directly, here.>>
Thomas House has also partnered with Target and Amazon to make donating more convenient for the community. To shop with Amazon and have your donation delivered directly to Thomas House Family Shelter, you can shop here for the November food drive.>> To shop with Target and have yoru charitable donation sent directly to the shelter, you can find the food wish list at Target here.>>
We enjoy giving back to the community that supports us and our business and encourage and invite our customers to also give back. This Thanksgiving holiday we have invited our past clients to donate furniture and softly used goods to the shelter and we will pick them up and deliver these goods to Thomas House Family shelter. To learn more about our partnership, tune into KTLA this Tuesday, November 24th at 11:45 and we’ll share more as well as show you the newly renovated apartment that a family in need will be starting their new journey in soon!
The Beginning of Our Thomas House Family Shelter Relationship
Families who reside at the shelter were previously living in unstable housing, or uninhabitable living conditions. The Thomas House provides these families to start fresh and an opportunity to maintain permanent housing while allowing them traction to better their personal finances.
“We appreciate Sea Pointe Construction for donating and participating in our cause during Covid-19. It has been difficult to continue and find partners that are willing to help during this time,” says Natalie Julien, Thomas House Executive Director.
Sea Pointe Construction is grateful to be able to use their expertise and services to help the Thomas House and these families in a way that will empower them for years to come. The Thomas House provides helpful programs with no cost to the families such as youth development, mental health services, case management and more.
“With Sea Pointe’s contribution, we are now closer to getting these families to establish a home,” says Julien.
Year over year, 80-90% of families that reside at the Thomas House Family Shelter, achieve finding permanent housing within a year. During their stay, they are required to be working full-time and to save 80% of their income, which is monitored by the Thomas House.
“We support our families so they can achieve long-term success even post-program graduation. Once they move out, families still have access to the featured programs and many of the kids enjoy coming to the activities that we offer,” says Julien.
“We’re truly inspired by witnessing the strength and persistence of the Thomas House families and it is an honor to be a part of this project,” says Andrew Shore, Sea Pointe Construction President.
In spirit of giving thanks this fall season, Sea Pointe Construction will be collecting gently used furniture from past clients in Orange County to gift and furnish the Thomas House Family Shelter units.
“It was really meaningful to us to get to partner with the Thomas House. We provide remodeling projects for homes all over Orange County and this was our opportunity to use our expertise to give back, because that’s what really matters,” says Lauren Mills, Director of Design and Client Relations at Sea Pointe Construction.
If you would like to make a donation, please call (949) 861-3400 and schedule a pick up date, where Sea Pointe will come to your house and pick up your donation.
If you are ready to work with a design/build firm in Orange County that loves making a difference in the community while making your remodeling dreams come to, give us a call at (949) 861-3400 to schedule your complimentary design consultation. Our designers will work with you to ensure that your remodeling needs and wants are heard, especially when it comes to building custom features!
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