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Hester Painting & Decorating Celebrates 50 Years with Donation to Maryville Academy

One year ago, Maryville launched a fundraising campaign to reconstruct its Center for Children which houses the Crisis Nursery and the Children’s Healthcare Center. These two groundbreaking programs provide social services and medical care to children and families in need.

In recognition of its 50th year in business, Hester Painting and Decorating of Skokie has volunteered to paint the interior of the reconstructed building. Hester is sending a team of 41 volunteers January 6 and 7 to give the interior a new look.

Rather than throw themselves a party, President Steve Hester said, they decided to give back, “We thought it would be better to celebrate by giving back to the community that has helped us build and sustain our business for 50 years.” Hester Painting was founded in Chicago by Chairman Tom Hester.

“This facility provides an amazing service and we wanted to help create a welcoming atmosphere for families in crisis,” Steve Hester said.

The Crisis Nursery provides emergency child care for children up to age six. The nursery also sponsors parent support programs. The Children’s Healthcare Center provides transitional medical care for children with complex medical needs. The center helps children and families make a safe transition from hospital to home.

“We are grateful to Hester Painting & Decorating and all the volunteers,” said Sister Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F., Maryville’s executive director. “This generous gesture shows our families that they do not have to go it alone, that they are surrounded by a community that cares.”

The painting will take place beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, and Sunday, January 7 at the Center for Children.

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