Matt Hogan, Project Engineer in our Site Engineering [...]
While the season of shopping, baking and attending Christmas parties is fun and busy, Sain Associates decided to slow down as a company and do a service project this year for Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH).One of our greatest desires as a company is to serve others. We feel that we owe it to our community to give back. We were excited to take part in donating to children, as their joy is especially exciting during the Christmas season. Nothing beats the glow of a child’s face when they receive a gift.
We partnered with Alabama Baptist Children’s Home after hearing about the wonderful opportunity from churches also partnering with the organization. ABCH is a non-profit ministry that was founded in 1891 with one home in Evergreen, Alabama. Since then, they have added services, such as Family Care homes for homeless mothers and their children, Pathways Professional Counseling and seminars on child and family issues for churches, civic groups and others.
In all of these areas, ABCH is dedicated to protect, nurture and restore children and families through Christ-centered services. Last year, they were able to serve 3,769 children, individuals and families. Today, there are five regional offices in Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Mobile and Oxford.
In Birmingham, we knew there were 10 foster kids left to donate toys to, so we decided it best to completely fulfill ABCH’s needs by sponsoring the remaining 10 children.
Everyone LOVED picking out the toys. Some of us felt a bit nostalgic choosing toys similar to what we played with when we were children. I especially loved sorting out the sparkly pink dresses and Disney princess toys for one special little girl.
Our employees went to great lengths to make sure each child would have exactly what he or she asked for on their Wish List. We were so happy to be able to donate about 30 toys and enough clothing for 10 kids!
Sain Associates, Inc., is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices in Cullman, Alabama, Pulaski, Tennessee and Mandeville, Louisiana. Sain is a site engineering, traffic/transportation engineering and planning and land surveying firm with experience in more than thirty states.