For a small group of people with a compelling mission but with no funds or offices of our own, we’ve done quite a bit since we were first established in 2009. The estimated value of donated materials and services for projects done to date exceeds $500,000. Here are some brief descriptions of what Building on Hope has been up to:
- 2010: The remodeling, landscaping, redesign and refurnishing of the White House Boys Intensive Residential Treatment Facility for Easter Seals New Hampshire.
- 2011: Community Impact Projects in which Building on Hope facilitated and promoted the transformation of facilities for four non-profits in different parts of the state, bringing aide to their efforts. Beneficiaries included:
- Bridge Outreach of Littleton
- Odell Park in Franklin
- New Life Home in Manchester
- Camp Allen in Bedford
- 2012: The major rebuilding of the Manchester Girls Inc.headquarters that involved a new roof, an air conditioning system, playground, extensive program enhancements and a complete new kitchen and dining area for the hundreds of girls and family members served there each year.
- 2014: A complete renovation of Opportunity Networks in Amherst that meant building everything from the ground up and provide their clients with a theatre, movement room, art room, computer lab, commercial kitchen, library, renovated office space and a snoozelen room.
- 2016: A renovation of the MPAL – Michael Briggs Community Center located at 409 Beech Street in Manchester. The basement level includes the weight room and the boxing gym. The main level includes locker rooms and the largest open mat area in the state for Judo and wrestling. The building is in the heart of the center city of Manchester making it accessible to all youth, no matter where they live.