Please contact Carla Simpson, Development Director at:
816-461-6551 ext. 225
Hiram Young School Capital Campaign
How will restoring the Hiram Young School Building help THHFH serve more families?
A Life Skills Center (LSC) to allow much needed space to provide families with financial, budgeting, home ownership and personal life skills education to ensure the success and sustainability of families in our community. These classes count toward the partner families’ “sweat equity” hours.
Nutritional center with commercial kitchen for healthy choices educational classes.
Increased office space for staff and volunteers to expand capacity to serve more families.
Classroom museum space to honor and educate the community about Hiram Young.
Revenue stream when community partners rent THHFH’s new conference space.
The Hiram Young School building is currently owned by Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity and sits on our property just South of the ReStore building and Habitat offices in Independence. With the help of our community, we have embarked on a campaign to renovate this historical building and open our Habitat offices there in the next few years.
The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation has awarded Truman Heritage Habitat with a challenge grant which requires us to raise the remaining $715,000 by the end of 2017. This is an excellent award and an exciting challenge to meet!
Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity is excited about this rich, local history and how it relates to the mission of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We are hoping to expand our capacity to serve the community in Eastern Jackson County with our mission to build homes, communities, and hope.