Help Us Build Hope
Capital Campaign Update
I wanted to start out by thanking our community for making our capital campaign such a success. We are continually humbled by the support our community provides Lazarus House. We had a goal of reaching $1,700,000 which will allow us to pay off the mortgage on 214 Walnut street as well as complete some very necessary renovations and put everyone under one roof. With the work of our amazing capital campaign team-especially our co-chairs John Mason and J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez and our absolutely fabulous community we raised $1,990,411 or 117% of our goal! We are truly blessed to be able to continue our mission of building hope and providing our homeless population with food, safe shelter and tools for life.
President, Board of Directors
Why We Need to Raise Capital
With the ever-present demands of families and individuals seeking our help and support, Lazarus House must find ways to expand and improve its ability to serve those in need. Today, the Lazarus House Emergency Shelter and Center for Transitional Living occupy the upper stories of 214 Walnut Street, with the Women & Children’s Day Center, Outreach services and administrative offices in separate buildings. In October of 2017, Lazarus House initiated the purchase of the entire building at 214 Walnut Street. This will allow Lazarus House to move all program offerings under one roof, helping us keep families together, and adding much needed space for operational efficiency.
Building for the Future
This newly acquired space will allow us to enrich the services we offer to those in need, who are from the communities around us. You can help us meet these demands by joining us in our capital campaign. We will be seeking broad base support of individuals, companies and foundations across our community in the coming months to help us raise the $1.7 million needed to cover the cost required to complete the purchase and remodeling of the building at 214 Walnut Street.*
|* Expected costs||Anticipated revenues|
|Building purchase:||$1,200,000||Existing grant:||$73,000|
|Estimated renovations:||$925,000||Net from sale of 2 buildings:||$472,000|
|Estimated campaign costs:||$125,000||Remaining balance|
|Total costs:||$2,250,000||Capital Campaign Goal:||$1,700,000|
We Need Your Help
We are asking that, for this special effort, you go beyond whatever generous amount you might typically contribute to fund the daily, ongoing needs of Lazarus House and dig deeper. Help us with a special stretch gift to our capital campaign.