Fundraising: As of April 1st 2013, we have fully funded the $500,000 needed for Phase One and have raised $116,253 towards Phase Two of the “Building the Dream” project!
Having raised a total of $618,873, we are now over 1/2 of the way to realizing our goal of $1.2 million!
Anticipated costs for: $ received / pledged for: $ still needed for:
Phase 1 $500,000 $500,000 $0 (We Did It!)
Phase 2 $220,000 $116,373 $103,627 (1/2 to be matched, see below)
Phase 3&4 $480,000 $2,500 $477,500
Double your impact: All donations made to “Building the Dream” are currently being matched dollar for dollar! Through the generosity of supporters in Illinois, the foundation has been offered a challenge grant of $125,000 for this building project. If we can fully match this grant by July 1st 2013, the combined $250,000 will give us the money needed to complete both phase 1 and phase 2 of our project. With your help, we can reach this goal.
Construction Update: We are thrilled to celebrate that on November 9, 2012, construction of the security perimeter wall for the property was complete. (See slideshow below for photos of this construction effort.) With this first critical step behind us, we have now (in January 2013) begun construction for the kitchen/cafeteria multipurpose structure, which when finished will complete Phase 1 of our building project. Excavation and grading of site is currently taking place.
The photo above was taken in early August 2012, when members of the Ti Plas Kazo community gathered with architect Martin Hammer, from Builders without Borders, and Haiti Program Director Lavarice Gaudin to celebrate the breaking of ground and the start of construction of the perimeter wall.