June 9, 2015 | News
The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $200,000 toward New Hope for Kids’ Capital Campaign, Building New Hope. The Campaign is raising the funds needed to purchase and renovate a new building for the organization to reach more children and families in need in Central Florida. The grant is earmarked for the development of the community conference room, which will be named The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Community Conference Room.
The new facility will enable New Hope for Kids to expand services to meet the growing need for grief support and counseling after the death of a loved one. Specifically, they will be able to add programs to their curriculum, host more events onsite, enable key staff members to work onsite and better accommodate individuals with special needs. “Meeting the needs of the Central Florida community in our current space is an ever-increasing challenge,” states Executive Director Dave Joswick. “Due to the physical limitation of the current Center coupled with dramatic and consistent growth over the years of families in need, we have been in pursuit of a new building and location that can adequately serve this definitive group. We are grateful to the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and our community partners who are helping to ‘Build New Hope’ for grieving children in Central Florida.”
The Capital Campaign kicked off in November 2014, and to date, approximately forty percent of the $2.5 million goal has been raised with the Foundation’s recent grant representing approximately 10% of the total needed. “New Hope for Kids provides our community with a very valuable service,” says foundation president David Odahowski. “We are pleased to help them expand their reach and assist more children and families dealing with the loss of a loved one.”