The Children’s Home Society of Idaho today announced it has received a grant from the Fedrizzi Family Foundation in the amount of $100,000. The grant will pay for some of the organization’s major development, marketing and building improvement initiatives planned for 2011 into 2012.
“We have been given a very generous gift from Rich and Patsy Fedrizzi through the Fedrizzi Family Foundation to begin and complete three major projects that will be integral to this organization’s sustainability into the next century,” said Teresa Alexander, CEO of the Children’s Home Society of Idaho. “The timing of this grant couldn’t have been better; what a fantastic way for our organization to ring in the new year.”
Sixty thousand dollars of the grant will pay for the design and construction of a major remodel to the grounds in front of the society’s historic home on Warm Springs Avenue— turning the front lawn into a “Children’s Garden,” designed to be a venue for hosting events and gatherings which the society plans to make available for the public to rent. The remaining $40,000 will be spent on launching a recognition and membership campaign and on building improvements including furnishing a new group therapy room for the Children’s Home Society’s Warm Springs Counseling Center, which is also located in the historic Warm Springs Avenue home.
Patsy Fedrizzi currently serves on the board of directors at the Children’s Home Society. Mrs. Fedrizzi has been an avid supporter of the Children’s Home Society since 2003.
About the Children’s Home Society
The Children’s Home Society of Idaho was established in 1908 to privately oversee the state’s orphanage. The mission of the Children’s Home Society is to continue a century-old legacy of improving the lives of children in the community. Today the organization accomplishes this mission by operating the Warm Springs Counseling Center which provides superior emotional and behavioral health services to at-risk children and the families that care for them.