02-07-20

Pay It Forward – Capital Caring Health

The giving just doesn’t stop in the world of Easterns Automotive Group and Fox 5 DC.  The pair recently came together to support a great cause by the amazing folks over at Capital Caring Health.  Capital Caring has been helping patients cope with serious illnesses by offering 24/7 compassionate care.  They also provide art therapy to help children deal with the loss of a parent. Unfortunately, there are children of two families that have recently lost their fathers to sickness.  Capital Caring has vowed to create an outlet for them to cope, heal, and deal with their grief and trauma is extremely important. 

Until recently, art therapist Monica Delaney was packing up and traveling to the children at their home so she can help turn their pain into creativity.  However, the Capital Caring team decided to create a special room that would be for art therapy at their headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.  The idea sounded great but there were no funds to complete this passion project.  This is where Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive stepped up to help out with the room and surprise the children.  Easterns Automotive Group was able to complete the room by purchasing over $7,000 of art supplies, furniture, and books.  Fox 5 DC cameras captured Allison Seymour and Joel Bassam as they showed children the room for the very first time.  They were so excited to know that they have a safe space to show off their artistic skills.  Joel also gifted one of the kids an art set and the $50 dollar e-gift cards for the other two to purchase new games.  Their smiles were priceless!

Special thanks to Jerry and Drew of the Easterns team and the staff at Capital Caring Health for helping transform this room in such a short amount of time! 

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Watch the video to see the way everything unfolded.

Link to original article – https://www.fox5dc.com/news/pay-it-forward-capital-caring-health-helps-children-cope-with-the-loss-of-a-parent


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