The Cane River Children’s Service has been dedicated to building up healthy children and families through its residential group home and transitional living program since it was established in 1978.
In the 20 years at its current location, the stove has been there, cooking three meals a day for its residents. Now, the non-profit organization is seeking donations for a new electric stove, as the current one only has one operational burner now.
No gas lines run to the CRCS location, so the stove has to be electric, running around $13,000. So far, they have raised $1,200 via their Facebook fundraiser page, “Keep Cane River Cooking.” The organization is hoping to get a new stove by the end of November for their annual Thanksgiving Dinner, where they will prepare a meal fit for many individuals and organizations as thanks for their support.
According to CEO Jennifer Karle, not only will a new stove be instrumental in preparing meals for residents, but also important for teaching life skills through cooking and baking. “The kitchen is the center and heart of the home,” she said. To donate, visit the fundraiser page on Facebook, Keep Cane River Cooking, or call 352-9349.