Building CHILD

On Wednesday, October 26, 2015, joined by our board, staff, some of our families of alum, current families, community members, elected officials and supporters, CHILD celebrated the 1 year anniversary at our new campus in Renton.  Following short presentations, including testimony from two parents and Denis Law, the Mayor of Renton, CHILD dedicated our permanent campus to our Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer, Trina Westerlund, who teaches all of us that “Children deserve help BEFORE they fail.” 

CHILD's Board President, Cindy Melland, unveiled a commemorative building plaque honoring Trina, who established CHILD in a church basement in 1977.  She knew that four children, already experiencing the pain of failure in kindergarten, could succeed with the right therapeutic interventions.  CHILD's Executive Director, Carrie Fannin, then unveiled a similar building plaque to honor the 2013-2014 Board of Trustees and those who helped ensure our successful relocation to Renton.

Together, we then officially launched our Capital Campaign to the public so we may complete what we have begun: Building CHILD: A Regional Resource for the benefit of all in our communities.

 {L-R} Don Goldberg, Parent of CHILD Alum, Jennifer Fagan, Current Parent, Denis Law, Mayor of Renton, Carrie Fannin, Executive Director, and Trina Westerlund, Founder of CHILD