Scripps’ ABC affiliate WMAR Baltimore partnered with local businesses and contractors to renovate the local Children’s Home in Catonsville, MD. The Children’s Home is a non-profit Baltimore area foster home for children ages 13-21 who experienced abuse, neglect and abandonment. The Children’s Home underwent a physical makeover thanks to the program “Built Upon A Dream,” and volunteers from the Maryland community. The Children’s Home has received just under $500,000 in goods, services, and donations through “Built Upon A Dream” which airs on WMAR, the Baltimore affiliate of The E.W. Scripps Company. Based on ABC Network’s popular, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Built Upon a Dream” offers local non-profit organizations a chance to greatly improve their facilities. The program hopes to capture some of the spirit and good work of ABC’s Extreme Makeover program and complete renovation projects for organizations in need in the Maryland region.
On July 28 sponsors and volunteers from the “Built Upon a Dream” team joined The Children’s Home residents as they unveiled their new facility. The renovations will enable The Children’s Home to better serve the children, families, and local community. An hour-long TV special telling the story of The Children’s Home Dream Build aired on WMAR August 4.