On April 1, a new receiving home for foster children will open in Oahu, Hawaii, thanks to the generous contributions of Mike Wood, co-owner of Hawaii Self Storage. Wood donated $1.2 million to build the facility and will give another $8 million to operate the center over the next 20 years. He says he is sympathetic to the plight of displaced children because his own childhood was unhappy.
The Children's Receiving Center will serve as a safe place for children who have been removed from their homes to stay until they can be placed with a relative or put into more permanent situation. Located in the Villages of Ma'ili homeless shelter area on the Leeward Coast, the center will serve approximately 200 children per year. With 10 bedrooms, it accommodates 15 children at a time and has its own medical facility.
Source: kitv.com, New Home for Foster Children Opens