FUNdraising 2017

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We’re getting ready to start some much-needed work on the apartments and we need $14,000 for painting throughout and many repairs. Help us reach our goal by donating. And ask a friend to donate, too.


  • You may be wondering why in the world we need $14,000. Here are the nuts and bolts.
    1. We have two apartments that haven’t been painted in over 8 years! Aside from sealing out moisture, a fresh coat of paint also helps repel dust, dirt, and allergens. Clean walls are inviting walls.
    2. The apartments are unique spaces. (Schedule a visit, if you haven’t seen them for yourself.) It’ll take quite a bit of time and energy to complete the work having to navigate spiral staircases and wall ladders. Plus, there are some pretty tall ceilings.
    3. In addition to painting, there’s a fair amount of repair work to be done, some before the painting begins:
      –drywall repair and patch (mud and sand small defects and damage, but limited in smoothing out larger butt joints),
      –caulk at cabinet backsplash and trim
      –paint walls (neutral color e.g.crewelwork) and trim (white)
      –replace damaged grills and vents
      –replace damaged receptacles and covers, replace all non-metal receptacle covers
      –remove any unused phone lines and jacks, blank cap any unused junction boxes or fire alarms, receptacle cover where any cable and cord lines come from wall (staple B loft cord),
      –install blinds where necessary
      –paint in closets and replace broken shelves,
      –reinforce loft bed in apartment A with horizontal members (no change to attachment to wall)
      –install new exhaust fans in bathrooms and associated electrical
      –paint any painted door to match trim
      –repair any door hardware
      –repair base trim as needed
      –install quarter round trim around cabinets as needed (apartment B)
      –and remove downstairs ceiling in apartment B and investigate leak to go back with drywall white ceiling (texture TBD).

  • We’re working with a company that we’ve worked with in the past. They always do quality work and we’re grateful. Plus, we know they’ll be able to complete the work before our residents move in. That’s of utmost importance!
  • Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to ask.


Here are some FUN ways you can help us raise funds.

1. Try a Give-It-Up Fundraiser

A “Give-It-Up” fundraiser is a free fundraiser that can be between you and a close friend, or it can be expanded to include your family members and other acquaintances. Participants agree to give up an indulgence for a certain amount of time and put the money toward a cause. In this case, the cause is Advent House Repairs.

This indulgence can be something as simple as a daily latte, a weekly trip to the movies, or a fast food visit.

Instead of spending money on these expenses, you put the funds in a jar or a savings account. Over the course of even a few weeks, you can save quite a bit of money!

Deadline: August 15


2. Choose a Giving Day
Be inspired by the lives and legacies of others. Allow a moment in history to fuel your desire to make history. Pick a day, any day, and give. $10, $20, $50…any amount makes a positive difference.

3. Buy a ticket to enter our August fundraising raffle. (More details coming soon!)


Visit our general giving page to discover 3 basic ways that you can give.