Pulte Homes Raises Nearly $100,000 in a Single Day for the Children's Home Network in Tampa

Over $98,000 was raised on Monday by the West Florida Division of Pulte Homes at its second annual Building to Make Lives Better Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Children’s Home Network in Tampa.

Proceeds raised will sustain the Children’s Home Network’s Pulte Promise Center, a completely renovated vocational building made possible with the donations garnered from last year’s tournament and named after Pulte Homes. Proceeds will also help cover educational programs and initiatives provided for the children at the Network’s campus.

The Pulte Promise Center is now used for continued learning by Adolescents in Motherhood and Kids Village, a residential treatment program, specializing in children ages 6 to 18, who are victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment.

“All of us at Pulte Homes are proud to be partnered with the Children’s Home Network,” Strickler said. “The enormous effort on the part of generous donors and contributors to this event is moving, and we are pleased to join hands with the entire Tampa community to assist these very deserving at-risk children and families through this incredible charity,” Strickler continued.

Pulte’s partnership with the Children’s Home Network has resulted in over $175,000 raised within the span of one year.

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Presenting the check at the second annual Building to Make Lives Better Golf tournament hosted by Pulte Homes at Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa are:(L to R) Irene Rickus, President/CEO, Children's Home Network; Sean Strickler, President/West Florida Division of Pulte Homes.

Donna Krauser is Named Chief of Out of Home Care at the Children's Home Network

The former Director of Fostering Families at the Children’s Home Network, Donna Krauser, has been promoted to Chief of Out of Home Care within the organization.

Donna Krauser, CWCM-Sup and CWLC-Sup  brings over 28 years of prior experience in child welfare to Children’s Home Network, including leadership positions as a Foster Parent Program Director, a Licensing and Placement Director, and Foster Home and Adoption Network Coordinator in both state agencies and community-based care. Ms. Krauser holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington College as well as child Welfare Licensing Supervisor and Case Manager Supervisor Certification via Florida Certification Board.

In the newly created role of Chief of Out of Home Care, Mrs. Krauser leads the Kids Village, Adolescents in Motherhood (AIM), and Fostering Families trauma healing programs, specializing in children ages 6-17 who are victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Mrs. Krauser’s strong leadership and expertise in child and family welfare are huge assets to the Children’s Home Network, and their mission of improving lives and changing life stories.

Children’s Home Network to Reach More At-Risk Children Thanks to a Suncoast Credit Union Foundation Grant

Children’s Home Network to Reach More At-Risk Children Thanks to a Suncoast Credit Union Foundation Grant

The Children’s Home Network has recently been awarded a generous funding gift from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to extend educational development to Tampa Bay children victimized by abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Pulte Homes Gives Back to At-Risk Children in Tampa Bay through Their Annual Building to Make Lives Better Charity Golf Tournament

Pulte Homes Gives Back to At-Risk Children in Tampa Bay through Their Annual Building to Make Lives Better Charity Golf Tournament

Last year, the West Florida Division of Pulte Homes held its first annual Building to Make Lives Better Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Children’s Home Network in Tampa, Florida. Proceeds raised supported the organization’s mission of improving lives and changing life stories.

Teens celebrate Mother's Day in new maternity foster home

With nine children at the table, the Thanksgiving spread had better be a big one.

So the Children’s Home Network, a group foster home in Town ’N Country, served up a large ham, green beans, mac-and-cheese, cornbread, yellow rice and lasagna. Twenty pounds in all, followed by a homemade apple pie.

Even better, mom was there to share in it all. She held and hand-fed her youngest baby, played with the kids and watched TV with them like a regular family.

Then she went home.

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Nine siblings in need of shelter right away. How to keep them together?

Nine siblings in need of shelter right away. How to keep them together?

With nine children at the table, the Thanksgiving spread had better be a big one.

So the Children’s Home Network, a group foster home in Town ’N Country, served up a large ham, green beans, mac-and-cheese, cornbread, yellow rice and lasagna. Twenty pounds in all, followed by a homemade apple pie.

Even better, mom was there to share in it all. She held and hand-fed her youngest baby, played with the kids and watched TV with them like a regular family.

Then she went home.

The children stayed behind at the cottage that has been their home since they were taken into foster care in six months ago.

That they’re all under one roof, together for Thanksgiving Day, is a minor miracle.

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