HELPING THOSE WHO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN

Installing electronics for a cause

Our internationally-acclaimed Bekins Electronics Integration team recently donated their time to assist the Children’s Advocacy Center in Holland. Early in the process, the team helped pre-wire the center’s expansion. In late January, they returned to finish installing the electronics.

Dozens of our employees also returned on the weekend to install appliances, help move boxes, furniture and much more into the new addition.

All of our volunteer efforts allowed the center to not miss any days of helping local children who need their assistance.

MOVING DAY!

WHAT IS THE CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER?

The Children’s Advocacy Center in Holland provides abuse prevention and intervention with a coordinated and multi-disciplinary team approach to Protective Services. This approach prevents children from talking to multiple agencies and giving multiple interviews. Some of their services include:

  • Forensic Interviews
  • Medical Exams
  • Child Assessments
  • Counseling
  • Groups
  • Courtroom Orientation
  • Family Advocacy

WHY EXPAND?

The nonprofit children’s assistance organization will add 7,000 square feet of therapy rooms along with children and family service space.

The $1.7 million addition will more specifically provide:

  • More space for private meetings with victims and their families.
  • More space to train teachers, counselors, family members and staff from across the state.
  • A store to provide essentials for displaced mothers and children.
  • An Art Therapy Studio and a Healing Garden.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Children’s Advocacy Center accepts monetary donations and these supplies.

CHILD THERAPY SUPPLIES
Washable markers, acrylic paints, small art canvases, paint brushes, tempera paint scrapbooking materials, Hobby Lobby and Michael’s gift cards.  Moldable clay (non-bake variety).  Stickers: bees, bugs, hearts, dots, smiling faces, band-aids,  Glitter glue, Glue dots, journals, and thin and regular Sharpies.

DRINKS AND SNACKS
Individually wrapped snacks, juice boxes, bottled water, Sam’s Club and Meijer’s gift cards.

IMPORTANT OFFICE SUPPLIES
Copy paper, postage stamps, DVD-R black discs, manilla file folders (1/3 cut), office supply store gift cards.

ESSENTIALS
Sanitizing wipes, tissues, paper towel rolls, hand soap, Sam’s Club gift cards, gas cards and fast food restaurant cards for court days.

BIG DREAMS
Donated breakfast and lunches for Center tours and Multidisciplinary Team case review meetings, frequent flier miles for staff to use for training, and advertising space in print and broadcast media.

For more information on donation opportunities, please contact Rebekah Bakker, Development Director, at 616-393-6123 or rbakker@cac-ottawa.org

WHY WE DO NOT SELL PRODUCTS ONLINE

Miele Best Vacuum, we do not sell products online

When buying products online, have you ever found yourself disappointed with what showed up at the door? Wasn’t what you expected? Didn’t fit your needs? We want our customers to love what they buy. The best way to find the right product for you is to discuss your needs with a Bekins professional. That is why we do not sell products online.

TREAT YOUR MAJOR APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICS AS AN INVESTMENT…NOT A PURCHASE

Our most satisfied customers understand one simple concept: major appliances and electronics are an investment, not a purchase.

The products in our showroom will serve your life for decades. Most people would not buy a house without visiting it. Who buys a car without test driving it? So why would you buy a major appliance or electronics product without:

  • seeing it
  • using it
  • making sure it is the perfect fit for you
  • consulting with a professional who asks you the right questions

We encourage customers to visit our state-of-the-art, interactive showrooms. See with your own eyes how OLED TV produces a different picture than a regular LED Television. Watch how a gas burner cooks food differently than an electric or an induction burner.

Pro Style Appliances Showroom Test

Our experts will guide you every step of the way. They know which products are on sale and which give you the best warranty. We even think about how the flooring and size of your home can impact which dishwasher you would like. Our experts think of everything so that you can focus on enjoying your purchase.

We offer many of the same products as the big box stores for the same price. If there is anything you can’t find, there is a reason for that too. Our experts will gladly tell you why the products in our showroom produce a better value.

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM

Our website contains great information about the services that we offer. So when you are ready to purchase, call or visit one of our showrooms so that we can help you feel completely confident with your investment.

Induction Cooktop Showroom Photo for Blog