WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The building behind the Children Service Center in Wilkes-Barre went from a blank canvas to a work of art.
As part of their community service initiative, volunteers from the international marketing business Pepperjam spent the day splashing color on the center’s adoption program building.
“It was a little sad walking up to it. Now we’ve really brighten up the place and i think it looks incredible,” said Amber Sweeney, a volunteer.
The Children Service Center is a nonprofit, focusing on helping people with behavioral health problems. The organization assists nearly 5,800 children annually. Caseworkers help some of those children find permanent homes.
The building might be the first or last thing children see when they go through the adoption program at CSC. Volunteers wanted the mural to be symbolic.
“Probably some, if not all the children don’t have families. So, the concept of the family tree is something we wanted to tie in,” said Michelle Morgan, the head of Pepperjam’s “Giving Committee”.
The hope is that children who walk through these doors, develop strong roots within their new families and blossom into leaders in the community.