September 23, 2023

Milestone Senior Expert services launches fundraising campaign for creating renovations in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — Milestone Senior Companies declared a “New Home, New Hope” fundraising marketing campaign Thursday to elevate $3 million to help renovations at their facility on 918 Jasper St.

“This campaign will assist us to proceed to assist the perform we do and provide expert services to all our group members,” Richard Klein, president and CEO of Milestone Senior Products and services, claimed at a push meeting Thursday, Could 19. “If individuals do not know who we are and what we do, they just can’t access our companies.”

Milestone Senior Solutions supports seniors and individuals with disabilities in their homes so they have preference about remaining in their residences or shifting to an assisted dwelling facility. The organization serves inhabitants in Allegan, Branch, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties.

“We can definitely see 1st hand the impression we have on individuals we provide,” Klein claimed. “You can see that isolated senior’s deal with light up when they see a acquainted deal with, that driver which is there two, three, four times a week. When you see the impact you have with the selections persons have to make in between food items or medication or feeding their pet for instance or on their own, we can make a huge variance there.”

Donations will go toward fixing flooding difficulties in the developing, replacing the HVAC system and purchasing new kitchen area machines. $1.5 million has been elevated from donors right before saying the marketing campaign to the community.

The concept for a campaign blossomed right after Cassandra Boyd, the organization’s fund improvement director, arrived at out to the Irvin S. Gilmore Basis for assistance in updating their making.

“We begun off with a feasibility research that we did, we interviewed more than 33 community associates and from that we went to our board and they accepted that we could get heading on a cash campaign,” Boyd mentioned.

The marketing campaign finances is separated into 4 classes: $2.25 million for typical making renovations, fixtures and furnishings $460,000 for mechanical updates for effectiveness and $160,000 for flood mitigation. The remaining $125,000 will go towards campaign bills.

Boyd is optimistic Milestone Senior Products and services will surpass the fundraising intention.

“I’m speaking that into the universe,” Boyd reported. “I am really hopeful that we will surpass that purpose when people today certainly come across out what we do and how we provide our neighborhood. We just can’t ignore our seniors.”

Sheri Welsh, a single of the campaign cabinet customers, claimed she feels Kalamazoo has a ‘magic’ that will convey persons jointly to guidance Milestone Senior Services.

“People truly treatment deeply about having care of the people that dwell listed here so persons are generous not only with their finances but with their time and talent,” Welsh said. “We didn’t get compensated to do any of this type of stuff, we did it since it is the proper point to do. We want to choose care of our community.”

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