April 2014 Update
Thanks to all of you, it has been a great month for progress on the center!
Construction: We’re still finishing up a bit of red tape and paperwork, but we’re happy to announce we’re taking bids from contractors to make the improvements needed to get our space up and running. We’ve had a couple bids, but we’re hoping to see a few more so we can start construction ASAP. We’d especially love to ask within our community. Are you a licensed contractor who’d like to submit a bid? Interested in putting together a volunteer team from our (extremely handy!) sangha? Let us know and we’ll share more.
Fundraising: With the help of a visit from Noah and Mary on April 6th, we raised $5,600 in just one night– almost 10% of what we need to launch! From all of us, thank you for stepping up and showing your incredible support for our new center. Wow!
Now is a critical time for us, and your generosity makes huge difference. If you’d like to make a gift of support, just click here and be sure to choose ‘San Francisco’ in the allocation box. And keep an eye out: next month, we’ll be launching a crowdfunding campaign to help support the rest of our construction and startup costs!
Next Steps: We’re gearing up for a lot of work with a goal to complete construction and open our doors in late summer, and we need you to help make it possible. If you’ve signed up to become a volunteer already, thank you! We’re working on compiling a list of our immediate and future needs as we speak and will be reaching out with more details very soon. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Sign up here.