As most of you who are connected to social media know, November 29th, #GivingTuesday, launched a global day of giving and is the kickoff of the charitable season.
Opengate participated by launching a long-term project, the makeover of Grasso House, an older home with many charming features. Grasso House is home to a number of our residents and managed by dedicated staff members.
We would like to thank each person or business who made donations of funds, time, contacts and resources in order that we may set the makeover project in motion.
The launch of our project on #GivingTuesday is an appeal to those within and outside our recurrent donor base. We are reaching out to the community to assist us in renovations and repairs needed to the building to bring Grasso House back to its glory days.
Our work on this project is just beginning and we hope to add several partners throughout the coming year. Everyone is invited to lend a hand with your talents and resources. Below you will see the makeover broken down by individual projects.
The goal is to complete as many of the projects as we can raise funds for, or resources donated for, within the upcoming year. Our large undertaking needs your help! As you can imagine, the updates to Grasso House will enhance the quality of life for the residents and staff for a long time.
What can each of us do to help? On the “menu” above, the projects listed are varied with particular requirements. Perhaps one of these projects speaks to you – staff office re-do and organization, kitchen cabinet makeover, or outdoor masonry repair. Is it possible you know someone or a business that could tackle one or more of these? Maybe you have contacts with folks at HGTV! Put us in touch or contact us for details.
Opengate is committed to enhancing the lives of our individuals along with providing a homelike atmosphere where they can live comfortably, safely, and proudly. Grasso House has good “old bones,” and with a bit of TLC it will be as beautiful and functional as it should be.
Thank you, once again, your contributions are gratefully appreciated by all.