Claire Parker Basis to renovate home | Multimedia
The Claire Parker Basis lately determined to take a artistic strategy to fundraising. It introduced in a Fb publish on Sunday, August 30 that it purchased a home at 1008 Seventh Avenue.
The muse, which offers care packages and different types of assist for pediatric most cancers sufferers, plans to have the home utterly renovated and in the marketplace by December 12, the day of its annual 5k race. Jordan Parker, president of the muse, stated he thinks renovating and promoting the home might be good for each the Claire Parker Basis and the encompassing group.
“It is a win-win as a result of it takes a blighted home in the neighborhood that we reside in and it makes it stunning and livable,” Parker stated. “On the identical time, all that cash goes again to a basis that is serving to kids battling most cancers.”
Parker stated the muse was already contemplating renovating and promoting homes as a technique to increase cash when he came upon in regards to the Seventh Avenue home a few 12 months in the past. On the time Crosspoint Church owned the home. Parker stated the 2 teams mentioned what can be greatest for the home extensively, lastly deciding it ought to go to the muse to be renovated.
To date the muse has gutted the home and is presently speaking with native building corporations and craftsmen in regards to the mission. Native corporations or people can volunteer to sponsor a room in the home.
Parker stated the home could have two bedrooms and one rest room with high-end options and a cottage-craftsman fashion.
“We have by no means been the kind of basis that’s simply going out and elevating cash simply to lift cash,” Parker stated. “We would like it to be one thing that is offering worth.”
Jake Taylor, a former trainer and building employee, has volunteered with the Claire Parker Basis earlier than and is presently on a committee that was created by Parker to oversee the home’s renovation. Taylor stated he’s blissful to do one thing that he thinks might be good for the muse.
“I believe the home is an efficient method for me to pitch in and provides them long-term monetary stability,” Taylor stated.
Taylor stated he has identified the Parkers for years, and that considered one of his daughters was born at roughly the identical time as Claire Parker, the Parkers’ daughter who had most cancers as an toddler and would turn out to be the inspiration for his or her basis.
“I performed sluggish pitch softball with Jordan and Connie when Claire was little and first identified,” Taylor stated. “So my household, my daughters particularly, have been round Claire throughout her time on earth, and it simply means a complete lot to have the ability to assist out with the mission and the objectives of the muse.”
Parker stated it usually takes creativity for small foundations to lift cash, and that the muse will probably take into account shopping for and renovating houses in different communities as a technique to increase cash sooner or later—and in the end proceed the muse’s mission of serving to kids with most cancers, in line with the muse’s unique publish about the home.
“The fortunate house owner that purchases this home will get an lovely dwelling,” the publish reads, “and know that each one their cash goes on to kids preventing most cancers every day.”