Junior League of Cedar Rapids (JLCR) has completed its first Done In a Day (DIAD) project of the 2010-2011 year. DIADs are JLCR community service projects that members participate in one day every month from September through May. On Saturday Sept. 18, JLCR held our first volunteer event with the Four Oaks PHASE Program.
Four Oaks’ mission is to assure children become successful adults. It is a place where children can go with psychiatric and emotional problems and stay until they feel secure. The PHASE Supervised Community Treatment is a delinquency specific program that allows participating youth to stay connected to their community, schools, and families, and graduate from PHASE with reduced risk to reoffend.
On Sept. 18, JLCR members painted 12 rooms at the PHASE Program facility in Independence to make the children’s bedrooms more warm and comfortable for the children who stay there. The paint was supplied by Sherwin Williams.
The facility is also in great need of items such as beds in a bag, board games and hygiene products. They gladly accept donations and a complete list of their needed items can be found on their website.
JLCR is looking forward to supporting an organization that enriches the lives of children and prepares them for success.
Joanna Nohr, Nicole Ridge, Missy Dennis, Maria Sanchez-Masi and Mindy Sorg