Nathan and Amy Glover have dedicated their lives to positively influencing youth in the Pittsburgh region. The couple met while working at Urban Impact, where Nathan serves as the Director of Training. Amy now works as the Director of Children’s Ministry for Christ Church at Grove Farm just north of the city.
They always believed that fostering was in their family’s future, particularly because Amy was adopted from Korea shortly after birth. Nathan’s brother and sister-in-law were also foster parents and had recently adopted a young boy. Soon after, that child’s infant brother also needed a home, and Nathan and Amy, who already had two young children, stepped up to the challenge. The couple became certified treatment foster parents with Pressley Ridge in 2021 and are currently caring for two toddlers.
The Glovers purchased a home on Pittsburgh’s North Side, but one busy year later, they still hadn’t found the time to unpack all of their belongings. The family happily lived amongst boxes and clutter while raising their four kids under the age of seven.
The staff at Pressley Ridge recognized that Nathan and Amy needed help. So, when Happy Lark Home Organizing, who had recently worked on the Bridge to Home Foster Care Visitation Center, came to them with another brilliant idea, the Glover family immediately came to mind.
The Glovers eagerly welcomed Kara, Niki and Amber from Happy Lark for a tour of their spacious home in September 2023. With a goal of contributing to the family’s “well-being by facilitating an organized and supportive home environment, ultimately enhancing their daily routines,” the trio immediately got to work assembling a team of fellow organizers, home renovation professionals and sponsors to turn the dream into a reality.
For the past few months, the team has been working to sort, purge and organize everything in the home, as well as adding new storage features that will make this deserving couple’s lives easier to manage.
Speaking of the team’s desire to share their talents, Kara said, “We understand the profound impact that clutter and disorganization can have on various aspects of life, extending beyond the confines of one’s living space. By providing our organizational services, we aim to create a transformative experience for the Glover Family, positively influencing their daily lives.”
The project culminated with a volunteer day on Saturday, January 20th when 20+ generous individuals painted, decorated, arranged and put the finishing touches on the home. The final product was revealed to Nathan, Amy and the children later that afternoon.
While Happy Lark Home Organizing was the driving force behind this amazing transformation, they couldn’t have done it without the help of these kind volunteers and supporters: Alli B Organizing, The Ordered Home, Sunny Spaces Home Organizing, The Modern Steward, Simplified Professional Organizing, V-Systems, Container Store, Organizing Options, Christ Church at Grove Farm, 4:12 Foundation.
Check out more photos from the volunteer day below.