NIA is currently leasing a 1500 sq. ft. four bedroom single-family house in Port Houston. We outgrew this space within a year of moving in. Although some of our programs now attract more than 50 children, our small rooms allow us to serve no more than 15-20 comfortably and we cannot host multiple programs simultaneously. Our small kitchen and dining area limit our ability to provide nutritious food to those attending our programs.
Our new community center will allow us to reach out to more families in Port Houston and significantly increase our programming. We will be able to offer programs for all members of the family at the same time, and we will be able to safely and comfortably host up to 100 people. Our large Teaching Kitchen will allow us to serve nutritious food and improve nutrition in the neighborhood.
Neighbors in Action has raised over 3/4 of the funds needed to begin construction of our new Neighborhood Center in the Port Houston Community. We have purchased and prepared the land and are completing architectural and engineering plans and permitting. The project will soon be shovel-ready.
We are excited to announce a $100,000 Capital Campaign Challenge from the Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, OK. If total gifts to the NIA Capital Campaign reach or exceed $1,100,000 by 12/31/2019, the Mabee Foundation will provide the last $100,000 to reach our overall goal of $1,200,000 and enable us to begin construction. As of January 15, 2019, our gifts and pledges to be paid before 12/31/2019 total ~$880,000, so an additional ~$220,000 in gifts are required during 2019 to reach the threshold for receiving the Mabee gift. This challenge is an “all or none” proposition – if we fail to reach the goal of $1,100,000 by 12/31/19, no funds will be provided by the Mabee Foundation. All gifts must be received by 12/31/19 – unpaid pledges are not counted toward the threshold.
Please consider making a donation to this effort that will serve the Port Houston Community for years to come. Be sure to select or designate "Building Acquisition" if donating from our website or by mail.