To help with any of these needs, click the donate button, or contact Stephanie Shelton.
Maintenance Truck: $11,788
We received 2 grants from Jack Hopkins ($16,084), and Smithville Charitable Foundation ($10,000) to cover the majority of the cost of this truck. The truck will be our primary maintenance vehicle and serve all of our group homes and affordable housing locations in Bloomington and the surrounding area. Additionally, we plan to purchase a snow plow for the vehicle to service our main office as well as the housing for clients. Handling our own snow maintenance would save us about $12,000 every 3 years. We’re seeking donations to help cover the remaining cost of the maintenance vehicle. For any gift over $5,000 you’ll get your business logo on the vehicle to recognize your gift. Please note “Maintenance Truck” with any gifts intended for this purpose.
Re-purpose Highland Basement: $16,262
City of Bloomington has generously granted us $25,000 toward the remodel project. We still need about $16,262 to finish the project. We’re remodeling the basement at our Highland Group Home to create a community space for residents of Housing Options I & II (our low income housing…several of our supported living clients live there). The community space created would allow the residents to hold meetings there, could be used for tenant events, and would also serve LIFEDesigns day program and other LIFEDesigns clients by creating an art studio. The renovation will include a half bath, utility sink, and furnishings. There would need to be an accessible sidewalk with a ramp added to the entrance of the basement. Gifts toward this project should contain a note “Highland Basement Remodel”. For a gift of $15,000 or more the donor would receive naming rights for the Community Room for 2 years.