SEARCY, Ark. — Sparrow’s Promise is a nonprofit child placement group dedicated to providing foster care, adoption services and more for White County children in need.
Now, the Searcy organization is almost ready to open its doors to the community.
Sunday, March 10, they were dedicated to making sure their space feels like a home.
“We went from I guess Friday morning, there was nothing in the house and now it is full of furniture," Executive Director Brandon Tittle said. "Our stuff, just what we need, that’s all been moved in.”
The former Searcy Children’s Home started the transition to become Sparrow’s Promise about two years ago, and now they’re nearly ready to begin their mission.
“We really believe that families are the building block of the community and so we need to do everything we can to support these families,” Tittle said.
The building will be a home that serves foster families, helps families reconnect, and provide hope for children entering care.
“It’s a lot of the finishing touches, you know, to really help make it feel like a home,” Tittle said.
The community has joined in to help with these final moments.
“Yesterday we had a lot of help from the Searcy High Lions football team and they did all the heavy lifting,” Tittle said.
Piece by piece the project is getting done, but after the building is completed more work will begin.
“I’ve told a lot of people you know, this part stops and now the real hard part begins because now we really go about what we’re hoping that we’re going to be able to do and that’s to provide hope to children and families,” Chairman of Board Andrew Baker said.
The wet weather has delayed some of the exterior work, but that hasn’t damped their spirit of giving.
“Now we go to help families and we go to help children and that’s even much more difficult than any complications we had in renovating a facility, but that’s why we’re here,” Baker said.
The ribbon cutting will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, March 11.
THV11 will continue to bring you updates from the ceremony.