MACAA and The Building Goodness Foundation
partner on capital improvements
THE WORK IS NOW FINISHED!
MACAA is grateful to the Building Goodness Foundation. Our sincere thanks to all the trades professionals, volunteers, vendors, and contractors for all they did! Thanks to Project Manager, Pat Punch, Wayne Gentry, Martin Roofing, Sunbelt Rentals, Container Rentals, AH Harris, Better Living, Lowes and R.E. Lee & Son. Additional thanks to the project funders: J&E Berkley Foundation, Farkas Family Foundation, Alfred Shapero, Mr. & Mrs. David Rathburn, Southern Development Corp., Whole Foods, Patrick & Kathy Concannon, Short Insurance, Robert Bayer, Watterson Foundation, and Smyth Foundation.
MACAA is very excited to have been chosen for a fall building project by the Building Goodness Foundation (BGF). The project includes capital improvements that have been on our wish list for a long time. It is nearly impossible, however, to budget for such capital expenditures when funding for normal operating expenses is scarce. That is why the BGF fall project is such a unique opportunity for us. BGF will provide free professional and trained volunteer help to do the work, and MACAA will pay for the materials and a nominal management fee. The completed projects will have a value far greater than MACAA’s investment.
The work to be done includes:
(1) Replacing the exterior two-flight wooden stairs and railings at the Park St. Head Start Centers. These stairs are used daily by all the Head Start children and staff and show a great deal of wear and tear from use and weather;
(2) Repairing and sealing the concrete stair landing;
(3) Replacing the exterior railing along the sidewalk leading to the school bus loading and unloading area;
(4) Painting the exterior trim of the MACAA building;
(5) Patching and stabilizing several spots in the asphalt parking lot;
(6) Replacing shingles on rear of the main building.
The BGF’s vision and commitment to seeing these capital improvements happen can only become a reality for MACAA through the financial generosity of others. MACAA was selected for this unique opportunity because it has strong ties to the community that provide vital social service programs to people in central Virginia. BGF’s professionals and trained volunteers donate their time and talent so agencies can focus their attention on what they do best – helping the people they serve.
The budget for the project is $25,000 and the work will be done in September/ October 2010.
We have a seed grant of $5,000 toward the project. We are asking MACAA stalwarts to step forward with a donation that will ensure that all the needed work will be accomplished.
Thank you so much for your consideration of our request. Please call with any questions you may have. If you would like to take a look at the anticipated work we would be happy to welcome you.
Karen L. Shepard, Executive Director
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