California Closets Makes Major Donation to Valerie's House for New Forever Home
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Floridant -- California Closets has made a major commitment to Valerie's House for its new Lee County Forever Home under construction at 3551 Shoemaker Lane in Fort Myers.

California Closets has donated $50,000 to sponsor one of the new grief therapy rooms in Valerie's House and additionally has committed to helping design and donate the materials and labor to install the built-in shelving and closets throughout the home, including the special Teddy Bear Library the children and families have come to love inside Valerie's House.

"We are grateful to California Closets for their creativity and commitment to making the Valerie's House Forever Home a comfortable and special space for our families," said Valerie's House Founder and CEO Angela Melvin.  "The generosity of owners Bo Woods and Suzi Henderson ensures that this home will truly be one of a kind as we fulfill our mission that no child will ever grieve alone."

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Woods said this family has been a supporter of Valerie's House for several years and the California Closets team will be personally involved in installing their custom pieces.

"Our goal is to apply our expertise and product to create a calm, organized space that allows the staff at Valerie's House to focus on what matters most," Woods said. "Everyone within our company will be involved in helping make this possible."

In more Valerie's House Forever Home news,  Melvin announced a friend of one of the Valerie's House families has pledged to match every dollar raised up to $200,000 between now and December 31.

A total of $2.5 million has been raised toward the $3 million cost of the new home that is under construction on land donated by the City of Fort Myers under a $1 per year lease.

The home will be a cozy, warm, old Florida style structure, with special rooms like a volcano room, which allows children to work out any anger or other emotions they have because of their loss.  The 7,000-square-foot facility will also allow Valerie's House to help more children and provide wrap-around services, such as individual grief counseling to support families who desperately need it.

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Valerie's House has helped more than 2,000 children and their families since its founding in 2016 by Angela Melvin, whose mother Valerie was killed in a car accident in 1987.

Several room sponsorship opportunities for the community are available. To make a donation, visit campaign, call 239-478-6734, or email Project Manager Sterling Lund at

Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.

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