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When a child escapes abuse within their home, they need support to weather the crisis, heal, and move forward. Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a lifeline for children fleeing abuse. From providing basic necessities to teaching life skills that instill confidence and self-worth, our services lift fragile children from a place of harm to one of hope.

Helping Children Heal

When a child escapes abuse within their home, they need support to weather the crisis, heal, and move forward. Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a lifeline for children fleeing abuse. From providing basic necessities to teaching life skills that instill confidence and self-worth, our services lift fragile children from a place of harm to one of hope.

Hear about the positive impact our efforts make.

Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect.

Services are also available to children who are, solely due to the lack of items necessary for sustainability, at risk of a Child Protective Services intervention.

Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system, whenever possible.

Hear about the positive impact our efforts make.

Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect.

Services are also available to children who are, solely due to the lack of items necessary for sustainability, at risk of a Child Protective Services intervention.

Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system, whenever possible.

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Team members from the Carpenters & Joiners Union, Local 291 are on-site at the crisis intervention center again this morning, hammering out projects. We, on the other hand, are trying to figure out how to secure the doors so that they can stay here forever.

Anyone who has ever worked here can tell you there are six things that we value above all else: family, work ethic, efficiency, compassion, empathy and the desire to push forward when faced with adversity. The members of the Carpenters & Joiners Union, Local 291 out of Albany have all of these things. It's truly amazing to see all that they have accomplished in a few short weeks.

Thank you to all of the members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 291- Albany, who selflessly contributed their time over the past several weeks. While we are saddened that this will be your last day on-site with us, we are also beaming with pride, knowing that we have such great partners in the community. We hope that you rest well knowing that thousands of children in our community are better off thanks to your contributions.
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Team members from the Carpenters & Joiners Union, Local 291 are on-site at the crisis intervention center again this morning, hammering out projects. We, on the other hand, are trying to figure out how to secure the doors so that they can stay here forever.

Anyone who has ever worked here can tell you there are six things that we value above all else: family, work ethic, efficiency, compassion, empathy and the desire to push forward when faced with adversity. The members of the Carpenters & Joiners Union, Local 291 out of Albany have all of these things. Its truly amazing to see all that they have accomplished in a few short weeks.

Thank you to all of the members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 291- Albany, who selflessly contributed their time over the past several weeks. While we are saddened that this will be your last day on-site with us, we are also beaming with pride, knowing that we have such great partners in the community. We hope that you rest well knowing that thousands of children in our community are better off thanks to your contributions.

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Peter - the gentlemen on that ladder - is one awesome human! I am sure his colleague is too 🙂 as is each of the fam at Things of My Very Own

Once upon a time there was a small organization with big ideas that worked to do great things for families in their community. Every single person that worked there loved the mission of the organization and worked hard to achieve their goals. It was a magical place with dragons, dinosaurs and at one point, even a camel. The organization loved the people that they worked with and the people that they worked with, loved the organization.

One rainy day, the sky quickly darkened. An enormous snarling dog came out of the clouds and gobbled up their Cleaning, Maintenance and More Specialist. Okay, there was no dog. The gentleman who had previously held the position worked hard and was promoted to another department. This is a story though so stay with us. Anyway, after the dog incident, the building no longer smelled like fresh apples and sunshine. It didn’t smell like anything at all. Before you ask, we have no idea what sunshine actually smells like but according to some candle companies it’s a real scent and we should all smell it.

The building had been closed to the general public for some time so it wasn’t very dirty. The whole team pitched in, cleaning what they could as time allowed, but they really needed someone to take on the responsibilities on a part-time basis. YOU could be this person.

If you or someone you know is looking for a great job with a great organization, our P/T Cleaning, Maintenance and More position might be for you. You don’t need experience in the field, just be able to identify things that need to be cleaned and figure out how to clean them. We will train you on the rest. If you know what apples and/or sunshine smell like, you will immediately earn bonus points. See how easy that is? You haven’t even applied yet and you probably already have a few bonus points racked up. A few more things, you have to be able to move fast, smile, be happy, encourage others and lift heavy things.

Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. Mid-November through mid-January, hours typically change to 8am-3pm on the same days.

Rate of pay: $15-$16 ph

To apply, please send your resume and a one-page cover letter to [email protected]
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Once upon a time there was a small organization with big ideas that worked to do great things for families in their community. Every single person that worked there loved the mission of the organization and worked hard to achieve their goals. It was a magical place with dragons, dinosaurs and at one point, even a camel. The organization loved the people that they worked with and the people that they worked with, loved the organization. 

One rainy day, the sky quickly darkened. An enormous snarling dog came out of the clouds and gobbled up their Cleaning, Maintenance and More Specialist. Okay, there was no dog. The gentleman who had previously held the position worked hard and was promoted to another department. This is a story though so stay with us. Anyway, after the dog incident, the building no longer smelled like fresh apples and sunshine. It didn’t smell like anything at all. Before you ask, we have no idea what sunshine actually smells like but according to some candle companies it’s a real scent and we should all smell it.

The building had been closed to the general public for some time so it wasn’t very dirty. The whole team pitched in, cleaning what they could as time allowed, but they really needed someone to take on the responsibilities on a part-time basis. YOU could be this person.

If you or someone you know is looking for a great job with a great organization, our P/T Cleaning, Maintenance and More position might be for you. You don’t need experience in the field, just be able to identify things that need to be cleaned and figure out how to clean them. We will train you on the rest. If you know what apples and/or sunshine smell like, you will immediately earn bonus points. See how easy that is? You haven’t even applied yet and you probably already have a few bonus points racked up. A few more things, you have to be able to move fast, smile, be happy, encourage others and lift heavy things. 

Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. Mid-November through mid-January, hours typically change to 8am-3pm on the same days. 

Rate of pay: $15-$16 ph

To apply, please send your resume and a one-page cover letter to info@tomvo.org.

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You are a great story teller! I hope just the right hero comes along and that hero Carries sunshine and apples in their pockets!

I remember that dinosaur 😘😘

The Carpenters and Joiners Union, Local 291 is amazing! The team gave themselves two-days to finish the final portion of their project. To our surprise, it was accomplished in only three-hours. As an added bonus, their team members came well equipped with smiles and jokes that had us laughing for hours.

The next step of the project involves moving inventory back into the four areas where the carpenters built industrial shelving units. It’s a big undertaking but after only one day, we can already see an astounding increase in efficiency.

Thank you again to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners, Local 291 for their support children in crisis situations and the organization as a whole. We also want to thank everyone who contributed monetarily toward the cost of materials. We all have something to give. Thanks to each of you, children in crisis situations will have even more things of their very own, at the moment they need them.
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The Carpenters and Joiners Union, Local 291 is amazing! The team gave themselves two-days to finish the final portion of their project. To our surprise, it was accomplished in only three-hours. As an added bonus, their team members came well equipped with smiles and jokes that had us laughing for hours. 

The next step of the project involves moving inventory back into the four areas where the carpenters built industrial shelving units. It’s a big undertaking but after only one day, we can already see an astounding increase in efficiency.

Thank you again to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners, Local 291 for their support children in crisis situations and the organization as a whole. We also want to thank everyone who contributed monetarily toward the cost of materials. We all have something to give. Thanks to each of you, children in crisis situations will have even more things of their very own, at the moment they need them.

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Awesome job!! Congratulations!!

Awesome!

OUTSTANDING!!!

Food bank?

Good stuff!

Niceeeee!!

Woo hoo! Can’t wait to see it!

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