Here to Stay Capital Campaign
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It is with great excitement that we announce Grace Center is buying our current building, thus assuring that we will have a permanent home to serve our participants and their families! This site is strategically located with convenient access via a circular driveway for vans and small buses; has wide hallways and multiple oversized bathrooms to accommodate wheelchairs and handicapped individuals; includes ADA compliant shower facilities; and has separate rooms for exercise programs, music programs, massage therapy, woodworking, other craft activities, a full sized dining room, as well as quiet spaces for those who need to avoid excess external stimulation. A unique attribute that can not be easily duplicated elsewhere is a large fenced outdoor space for gardening, picnics, and raising chickens. Quite simply, there is nothing else in Corvallis that offers so much in one convenient location.
Owning our building will give us the luxury to remodel and update certain areas, allow implementation of new programs, and accommodate growth in the number of participants and staff without the concern of having to frequently renegotiate lease terms or possibly relocate at another time. This is a critical time in the history of Grace Center as an aging population will dictate an ever increasing demand for our services.
To date, we have finalized the terms of the sales contract, receiving zoning approval from the City of Corvallis, and are in the process of completing the needed infrastructure upgrades to the building.
Now we need YOUR help! Our Here to Stay campaigned has raised over $500,000 as of January 2017. The total purchase price of the building is $1,000,000. Please consider making donation by clicking the link above or mailing a check to Grace Center with Capital Campaign in the memo. Please know that financial support from generous donors is critical in making Grace Center’s dream of owning our building a reality. Thank you for you support!
2/2/17: Grace Center’s purchase agreement has been signed by both parties and demolition of the unused portion of the building has been completed. Under the direction of DEVCO Engineering the final steps are underway in establishing the new firewall and completing sidewalk updates to meet the requirements of the City of Corvallis, thus finalizing partition of the property and finalization of the purchase.
At the same time, our capital campaign to raise funds to fully pay for the building and to create a continuing endowment to help us make our services more affordable to participants has moved from the silent phase to the public phase. We are gratified to report that $500,000 has already been raised toward our goal of $1.5 million.
Memorial Courtyard to benefit the “Here To Stay” Campaign
Grace Center is creating a memorial courtyard in 2017 in the beautiful landscaped area to the right of our front doors as you enter Grace Center. This courtyard was the Grace Center participants’ idea as a way to raise funds for Grace Center’s “Here To Stay” capital campaign. Special features of the memorial courtyard include a flag pole to fly the American flag, benches with custom plaques, & custom etched paver stones personalized with your name or that of a loved one. You can add a special message such as “in honor of…”, “in memory of…”, “a loving mother”. The courtyard will be a lasting symbol of your support of Grace Center & your love for family members & our country.
To buy a paver, bench, or the flag pole, Visit our Online Store