The Children’s Home is known for its commitment to enhancing the health and welfare of at-risk youth throughout the state of New Jersey. This mission is continued by installing a new solar energy system on our beautiful main campus in Mount Holly, NJ.
Every kilowatt-hour of electricity produced by this new solar array becomes a valuable source of electricity, which in turn reduces operating costs, pollution, and strengthens the long-term viability of the organization. Project development and coordination was provided by John P. Fish. The new solar energy system will be installed by Solular LLC.
Solular is a turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction firm with over 25 years of combined senior-level experience in solar electric generation (photovoltaics or PV) and support infrastructures. Their projects span the east coast and come in every size, from small commercial to utility scale applications, as well as residential.
Solular provides the highest quality of service throughout all the necessary steps for the installation, integration, and commissioning of solar electric systems, including the areas of electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering, energy regulation and production, finance, product procurement, and commercial construction. Their projects range from rooftop arrays, serving our municipal, commercial, and non-profit customers; to solar fields deployed over hundreds of acres, serving major metropolitan areas.
Solular's comprehensive conception-to-completion process enables limitless options through one point of contact. This makes access to the solar energy revolution seamless and profitable.
Their office is located at 20 Stow Road, Suite #2 in Marlton, New Jersey. Additional offices are located in Pennsylvania at 446 Lancaster Ave in Malvern, PA.
“This practical energy alternative will save approximately $40,000 in electrical savings annually and is estimated to produce enough solar electricity to power our entire campus” Executive Director Roy Leitstein said. The money saved will go towards increasing access to The Children’s Home's services, and aiding our vision of being a leading community resource in evidence-based best practice human services in New Jersey.
Aside from a projected savings the system produces zero pollution, and offsets the agency’s carbon footprint. The installation of the solar panel system promotes societal well-being by protecting the environment from carbon emissions, and health problems associated with pollution. The Children’s Home is excited about the new addition to their historic campus, and the benefits it will produce not only for their organization, but the surrounding Mount Holly community as well.
Greg Wilson, 609-267-1550
MT. HOLLY, NJ, Augut 2013 - The Children’s Home announces the following officers appointed to the board of trustees for a 2 year term; Thomas Handler, Chairman; Gloria Miller, Vice Chairman; John McCord, Secretary; and Mary Kanyuck, Treasurer. Board members Tina Fitz-Patrick, John Gasper, Thomas Norton, Ruth Shuler and John McGowens were also re-appointed to the board of trustees. “We congratulate them all on their appointments and look forward to another two years of furthering The Children’s Home mission to provide professional therapeutic and supportive services that help children and their families to become productive members of society”, said Roy Leitstein, Executive Director.
Thomas Handler is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at U.S. Bank, Cherry Hill, NJ, where he has been employed since 1991. Handler’s professional affiliations include the Employee Relocation Council and N.J. Mortgage Banker, and he is also on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium. He has been a member of The Children's Home board of trustees since 2006.
Gloria Miller is a Vice President at Comprehensive Healthcare Solutions, Inc. where she has been employed since 2001. In her role there she assists hospitals throughout the United States in establishing wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinics. Gloria is a frequent national speaker on the topics of wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She has been involved in healthcare reimbursement for the past 27 years. Gloria has led the Youth Group at the Catholic Church of St. Mary's in Cherry Hill since 2006. Her professional affiliations include member at large of the American Association of Professional Coders and the Healthcare Finance Management Association. She is a resident of Cherry Hill, NJ with her husband Jerry, and is a mother to 5 young adults.
John McCord has spent over 20 years in scientific research instrument sales and account management with experience in the drug discovery, cell biology, photonics, bioengineering, and nanotechnology markets. His current position is Sales Consultant with LI-COR Biosciences, a manufacturer of near-infrared imagers and reagents for proteomics research. He joined The Children’s Home board of trustees in 2009.
Mary Kanyuck retired from Prudential Financial, Inc., where she held various finance positions in the Treasurer’s and investment management departments. Prior to Prudential she was CPA/Auditor with a public accounting firm. She is a member of the N.J. State Society of Certified Public Accountants and has been a trustee of The Children's Home since 2009.
Founded in 1864 to serve orphans of the Civil War, The Children’s Home has adapted through the years to serve New Jersey’s children, youth and their families as the population and their needs changed. Today, The Children’s Home provides in-home and out-of-home residential treatment and supportive services to over 400 New Jersey, boys and girls a year, ages 10-21. These youth experience a variety of emotional and behavioral problems, mental health issues, as well as developmental and learning disabilities and delays. Additional information on The Children's Home may be obtained by visiting www.childrens-home.org or contacting Laura Alfieri, Development Coordinator at 609-267-1550, ext. 175 or LauraA@chbc.org. ###
"Undeniable Greatness" - The driving theme for our 1st Annual Youth Art Show and Silent Auction held on November 5th was well attended, despite the after effects of Hurricane Sandy. Over 60 Patrons were treated to dozens of pieces of artwork in several types of media created by our talented students.
Our artists raised $1,135.00 from sales of their original artwork and stationary.
The youth artists decided to split the proceeds with the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, NJ as a community service initiative.
Sincere thanks to all of the sponsors and attendees. We are so grateful for your support and hope you had an enjoyable evening.
The Children's Home held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate our recently renovated and remodeled living facility called "Tamayo Cottage."
Tamayo Cottage was officially rededicated and renamed afer Joseph Tamayo, one of our cutten staff members of over 29 years. Joe is a distinguished military veteran, serving our country for over 22 years, with two tours in the Vietnam War, two tours in Germany and five tours in the Korean War. Joe is also a former District Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
The former Dobbins Cottage had undergone an extensive $800,000 facelife, utilizing energy efficient heating and cooling technologies, appliances, and state-of-the art materials, while maintaining its historic 20th century charm, matching the rest of our expansive campus.
The ceremony took place on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 4pm on our main campus, located in historic Mount Holly, NJ.