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Karen Circle

Karen Circle LuncheonIn 2005, a group of women came together for lunch and formed the Karen Circle. The Karen Circle was named after Dr. Karen Gilhooly who was a mother, physician, and involved parent at The Children’s House. Each member of the Karen Circle makes a $1,000 gift to The Children’s House. When these gifts are combined, the result has a truly transformational impact on our school.

In November 2020, Karen Circle members gathered via Zoom and awarded $29,000  to the following project proposals: 

  • Employee Relations
  • Washer and Dryer for Primary and Elementary Wings
  • COVID Relief
  • Trees for noise/visual barrier along N. Long Lake Rd.
  • Contribution to 3 Mariposas Montessori in memory of Patty Anton
  • Bookshelf and Books for Nido/YCC Library
  • Sensory tools for classrooms
  • Wireless speakers and headphones for classrooms
  • Classroom Language Materials
  • Pots and Pans for the Kitchen
  • New sleds and outdoor toys
  • Ride-on toys and picnic tables for the YCC outdoor environment
  • Projector and screen for art room

Please let Renee Hintz know if you plan to be a part of the 2021 Karen Circle: renee@traversechildrenshouse.org.