Brantwood Children's Home Needs Your Donations to Create a Safe Place for Children


By Ellis Eskew

Sitting atop the hill next to Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery... There is a place.
A place children have called home for 97 years.
Brantwood Children's Home is currently home to about 26 children from the ages of 10 and 18.
With a few older ones living off campus.

"They do everything here. They grow up here. When they come to Brantwood we try very hard to give them every day childhood experience to grow up and be successful adults that give back to our community," said Exec. Director Kim Herbert.

The children come to the home sometimes from broken families where they have been neglected or even abused.

"You give them a chance to break a cycle that without a Brantwood, kids might never have that chance," said Youth Services Director Gerald Jones.

The children eat, sleep, and go to school there.
Brantwood relies on the donations of the community to help them meet their needs.

"We always need hygiene supplies, we are always needing linens and towels and things like that. School time, we need uniforms. Summertime, we need bathing suits and summer clothing for the young people," said Herbert.

That's why your donations are so important.
And right now, the Daniel Foundation grant will match your donation.

"We're really calling out to our friends and our community to step up and be the hero that our young people need. Give a dollar for food and clothing and let the Daniel Foundation match that dollar and double that up to 15 thousand dollars," said Herbert.

The funding won't only provide material needs for the children. It will also help to give them much, much more.

"Material thing is one thing, seeing them being able to accept love and give love and just grow emotionally is the biggest thing because, to see that type of growth, you know you are giving them a chance. And that's what we want more than anything," said Jones.

Donate during the CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery Brantwood Telethon, Wednesday 5-7pm.

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