Even in the best of times, Harvest House’s service-enriched housing model for those who find themselves without a roof over their head has a waiting list.
Sarasota, FL (January 28, 2020) – Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and the national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Harvest House a Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to build a playground on one of three of Harvest House’s campuses serving families and youth experiencing homelessness.
As wages fail to climb at the same rate of housing and living costs, more local families are finding it increasingly difficult to bounce back after experiencing financial distress.
“I was alone, living out of my car in the Walmart Parking lot for two months.” Keenan was just 17.
As the 6-year-old boy spoke these words, I could hardly hold back my chuckle. It was a sunny but breezy (rain imminent) Florida afternoon, so his eagerness to go explore the Yanowitz Family Playground in his new backyard came as no surprise to me.
Last fall Harvest House was awarded a $50,000 grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. Over the next week, that $50,000 grant will be put to use as local, family owned and run, Florida Fence works to install over 2,000 feet of white, vinyl picket fence at the Family Village.
Harvest House’s Family Village Playground Named for its Funder, The Yanowitz Family, Will be Installed Over the Next Two Weeks