Wednesday, August 22, 2012

D.C.F.S. Visitation Room Makeover Update

 It is with a grateful heart that I update you on the makeover that was done at our local D.C.F.S. office in Elgin, IL.   Because of the generosity of the design and construction team and the many people who donated items, a beautiful and fun place has been created for children and their parents to create positive memories while they visit each other.

I'd like to take you on a tour......

Outside the visitation room, while still in the hallway, you will be welcomed by a beautiful mural welcoming you into the castle.
There is another entrance to the room.  This wall also greets you with this beautiful scene.


This custom built cabinet is not only beautiful but functional.  It has rolling toy boxes under the bookshelf and desk area.  It also had a table that folds down so that up to four people can play games or work on crafts. 

In one section you will find dress up clothing.

Another area stores craft items and folding chairs for extra seating.

 A seating area with a beautiful mural "looking outside".  Notice the custom made chess/checkers table in the corner!
The deep purple velvet curtains make the room look royal.

 The Reading Throne is comfy and fun!  Many hours will be spent reading there.
A custom made toy box.

Can you believe this cloth ceiling?

 Our artist, Tracy Grein in action.


 (L-R) Designer: Roberta Kasperson, Painter: Tracey Grein, Support & Planning: Marie Kyllo.  Missing from the picture is Doug Kyllo who built the furniture and led the construction team.  Thank you for your months of work and prayers, volunteering to make this project a reality!

D.C.F.S. had a ribbon cutting ceremony to thank the makeover team.    They also want to thank those who donated toys, books, costumes and games to fill the room. 
But's not over!
We also plan to keep a closet filled with daily needs such as snacks, juice boxes, diapers, toiletry items, mittens and hats.  If you are interested in donating any of these items please e-mail us at

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