The Heartbeat facilities

$1,510 of $28,975 goal

Raised by 18 people in 53 months
We purchased our small farm a few years ago with dreams of making it a place where we could carry out the missions of The Heartbeat Center for Writing, Literacy and the Arts Inc. My wife, Dee, and I founded this nonprofit organization to inspire people in the rural countryside to better understand themselves and the land through writing and other arts.

Unfortunately, the work we’ve done with The Heartbeat Center during the past 13 years has drained our personal finances, leaving us unable to complete upgrades to our historic 146-year-old farm’s facilities. Those changes will allow the farm to host the many The Heartbeat Center programs we have planned. That’s why we’re asking you to help us to better help others.

Your donation will allow us to maintain the Eimon Homestead century farm and to make improvements to attract writers and artists from all corners. Once programs are fully running at the farm, those programs will make The Heartbeat Center and the farm much more self-sustaining.

Please help people use this land to grow through writing, visual arts, music and theater.

Visit www.theheartbeat.us for more information about our mission and programs.

Budget

Two portable wooden screen houses and two tent-style screen houses: $2,850

Re-insulation, windows and heating to convert existing shop/machine shed into educational space: $9,800

Construction of a deck/stage for performance arts: $2,500

Remodeling of existing milkhouse to convert to a pottery studio, including equipment: $5,250

Updates to restroom facilities: $1,700

Doors: $600

Paint/tools: $300

Gofundme/administrative fees: $5,475

Signs: $500
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Our nonprofit, The Heartbeat Center for Writing, Literacy and the Arts, is working with Whitehall (Wisconsin) Memorial High School technical education students on a project to build a dozen Leopold benches. The student-built benches will be used in The Heartbeat Center's writing and arts programming.

The benches each cost about $35. Please consider making a contribution here today, so we can complete this educational endeavor!
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We're still at it! Today, we're putting out a special request to add to our facilities lists: The Heartbeat Center is working with the Whitehall (Wisconsin) Memorial High School technical education department to have them build a dozen "Leopold benches" for uses in The Heartbeat Center's writing and arts programs.

The benches are based on a simple design by Aldo Leopold, who wrote much about Wisconsin's rural lands and was among those whose work inspired The Heartbeat Center's founding.

The benches each cost about $35. Please consider donating here today to help cover their costs. Your donation will benefit the school's technical education students and participants in The Heartbeat Center's programs!

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Please consider donating here today to help us get our spring projects under way at The Heartbeat Center, and share this with your friends.
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It's cold and snowy outside, makes for good writing and art. That also means it's time for us to get things ready for spring programs through The Heartbeat Center for Writing, Literacy and the Arts. Please warm up to clicking here today to contribute to this campaign. Create! Please also share this campaign with your friends.
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$1,510 of $28,975 goal

Raised by 18 people in 53 months
Created August 5, 2014
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Marni Noldin
35 months ago

Great project!

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Sue Smatlak Toufar
35 months ago

Good Luck!

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