Tampa, Florida -- The request was a simple one.
For 10-year-old Hailey Nales, all she wanted was to share a bedroom withher two sisters. Hailey was moved out of the room she shared with her sisters in the girls dormitory at HOPE Children's Home in Tampa when three new girls moved into the home.
On Thursday, the sisters were reunited in a room of their own brand new house at HOPE Children's Home.
It's been named the Cottage of Hope and is the first of several cottages to be built so orphaned siblings can finally live under the same roof as a family.
"Whenever I came in, I thought my room was the best," beamed Hailey, who sat on her top bunk bed.
The room she shares with her sisters is pink, her little sister Samantha's favorite color and is decorated in a whimsical beach theme with brightly colored beds and bunk beds for four.
They even have their own bathroom and a walk-in closet full of new clothes that any girl would envy.
"It's just... I still think this is just a made up dream, that's what I think," said Hailey.
The Cottage of Hope was made possible with a generous donation from local businesses like K-Force, Inc.But, K-Force gave more than money, they gave time.
"They've been painting, they have been putting in hurricane straps, they have been cleaning. Our people love it. It's a labor of love for them," said David Dunkel, CEO of K-Force Inc.
The cottage is more than a place to stay for the kids who ended up at HOPE Children's Home for reasons beyond their control, it's a home with family.
"It's amazing to see, because it gives them a wonderful experience that's as close to being a family as you can possibly have with the love of their siblings around and the house parent. It's just fantastic," said Dunkel.
While Dunkel is proud of the commitment his company and employees have made to make the Cottage of Hope go from a dream to a dream come true, he credits his long time Vice President of Talent Management, Strategy and Operations with reeling them into this wonderful cause.
That man is Ray Morganti.
"Everybody has something to give... you just have to figure out what it is.It's not always money. It's time, talent, and treasure," said Morganti.
He says he first got involved with HOPE Children's Home 10 years ago when K-Force donated computers to replace computers that had been stolen from the home.
From then on, he's been hooked and reeled in the rest of the company to turn 20 acres of weeds and trees into a real home for children.
"I'm really happy for the kids, but we still have six cottages to build," smiled Morganti.
K-Force is working withHOPE Children's Home to complete a second cottage, but like Morganti said, they still have more to build.
HOPE Children's Home is able to do it because of companies like K-Force and donors like Karen and Bill Sanders, President of the company.
HOPE cares for 70 abused, abandoned and orphaned children with no financial help from the government. It is supported by the community.
And, here's something else pretty cool about the Cottage of HOPE. It's the first privately funded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified children's cottage in the world.
But, for 10-year-old Hailey, it's asanctuary, her home.
"I will probably still be awake by 12," smiled Nales, excited about her first night in her new bedroom.