Craig Sharp Homes located in Augusta has been selected to build the Sunshine Children’s Home in Andover.

Craig Sharp Homes located in Augusta has been selected to build the Sunshine Children’s Home in Andover.

The future 11,000-square-foot home is a project of the Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation. It will provide placement service and respite care for children from Butler, Greenwood and Elk counties who have been temporarily removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

Craig Sharp, owner of Craig Sharp Homes, said his company is “thrilled about being selected to build the children’s home because the home will meet such an important need in our community.”

Sharp will be breaking ground this month and is expected to have the home completed in late August or early September.

“S.C.A.R.F. is excited to have come so far on this project,” said Suzi Thien, executive director for S.C.A.R.F. “We know how important it is to provide a home in Butler County that will help meet the needs of children who are removed from their homes.”

S.C.A.R.F. kicked off a $2.5 million capital campaign in 2012 to raise funds to build the approximately $1.5 million home and provide operation costs.

The organization has less than $100,000 to raise to meet its goal.

Thien said, “SCARF is thrilled for the strong and generous support that has been received from the community for the home,” Thien said.

Donations to the Sunshine Children’s Home can be made online at www.scarfks.org/ or by mail at SCARF, PO Box 967, El Dorado, KS 67042.