January 5, 2018 — One year ago, Maryville launched a fundraising campaign to reconstruct its Center for Children which houses the Crisis Nrusery and the Children’s Healthcare Center. These to groundbreaking programs provide social services and medical care to children and families in need. In recognition of it’s 50th year in business, Hester Painting & Decorating of Skokie has volunteered to paint the interior of the reconstructed building.
Hester is sent a team of 41 painters and management staff, led by Senior Project Manager Jim Guthrie who organized the project, to give the interior a new look.
Rather than throw themselves a party, President Steve Hester said, they decided to give back, “We thought it would be better to celebrate by giving back to the community that has helped us build and sustain our business for 50 years.” Hester Painting was founded in Chicago by Chairman Tom Hester. The company relocated to Skokie 30 years ago.
“This facility provides an amazing service and we wanted to help create a welcoming atmosphere for families in crisis,” Steve Hester said.
The Crisis Nursery provides emergency child care for children up to age six. The nursery also sponsors parent support programs. The Children’s Healthcare Center provides transitional medical care for children with complex medical needs. The center helps children and families make a safe transition from hospital to home.
Hester Painting secured a donation of 50 gallons of paint from Sherwin Williams. Calumet Paint & Wallpaper and Benjamin Moore will provide all the other items necessary including paint brushes, paint and sandpaper.
“We are grateful to Hester Painting & Decorating and all the volunteers,” said Sister Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F., Maryville’s executive director. “This generous gesture shows our families they do not have to go it alone, they are surrounded by a community that cares.”