Thank you, CBRE and Rebuilding Together!

A group of 200 energized and effective volunteers from CBRE and Rebuilding Together came to CCO yesterday and tackled multiple projects. Volunteers worked to put additional surface padding on CCO’s rooftop playground, stained outdoor furniture, filled planters with flowers to beautify outdoor space. In the Sylvia Center volunteers painted just about everything, including hallways, bathrooms, common spaces and walkways. The group created colorful art installations to be hung throughout CCO and made a useful and fun space for toddlers with parents and another space for teens.

In addition to purchasing their own supplies and working with gusto these groups bought lunch not only for themselves but also local dignitaries, CCO shelter guests and staff. We want to say a special thank you to Chad Ruckauf from CBRE. He worked alongside CCO staff to plan this huge endeavor. His compassion, determination and listening skills made it all possible. Thanks, Chad!

We are so amazed by the transformation and grateful for the positive energy and amazing results these groups brought to us! CCO staff member, Mary Davenport, wrote beautifully about the volunteer work and its impact on our shelter residents and staff. Click here to read her story. Thank you!

Keep checking back! The work goes on and more spaces are being finished. We’ll be posting new images soon!


Gethsemane Gardens greens up Cornerstone

This week Gethsemane Garden Center donated some wonderful trees and plants to the playground at Cornerstone Community Outreach .  This outdoor space is an area of refuge in the city for the residents of our family shelter.  As the parents watch their children play on the playground, they can enjoy this slice of nature.

Thank you Gethsemane for this great gift to the families.