Accessibility for All at The Parachute Factory

$1,203 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 14 months
Created June 29, 2018
“When people find an entrance difficult to navigate we are essentially blocking or barring access, Looking at this from a Civil Rights perspective is also informing. On an essential level, why purposely bar those of us who will only add to the creative potential of such an organization?”

Bruce Burris
Founder and former Director of Latitude Arts Community, Lexington KY
--

At The Parachute Factory, we prioritize eliminating all barriers that might keep our community from experiencing the art and events we host in our space—whether social, economic, or physical.

We know that our entryway is not accessible to those with physical disabilities, and it’s vital for us that we eliminate that barrier.

Not only is there no wheelchair ramp for one to access our space, but our door—our only entrance—is too narrow for a wheelchair to enter through. These are problems we take very seriously, and all funds received from this GoFundMe page will go towards making our space more accessible to those with physical disabilities.

Jonathan Ware is our project manager for the ramp construction and designed our architectural drawings. We've been quoted by a local contractor the following numbers:

General Conditions - $9,000
Steel - $3,000
Carpentry - $11,222
Window & Doors - $6,772
Electrical - $2,100

This subtotal of $32,094 does not include the contractor's 15% fee. The first 10,000 dollars we receive will go towards the door, then all funds after that will go towards the construction of the accessibility ramp. 

We thank you in advance for your contributions!
30956972_1530275879909874_r.jpeg--

Located in the heart of Lexington’s Northside, The Parachute Factory  exists as a non-profit, multi-use space to promote artistic endeavors and community engagement. We provide a professional and inviting exhibition space for artists that not only heralds artistic merit, but also thrives through community outreach.

The Parachute Factory was launched by a group of local artists from the Lexington Guild of Printmakers in 2016. The space was born out of a need for professional exhibition space accessible to both artists and community members alike. When presented with an affordable space in an old parachute factory warehouse, Guild members seized the opportunity. Three weeks and over 100 volunteer hours later, The Parachute Factory opened its doors to the public with its first exhibition. The Parachute Factory is volunteer-run and community-driven; all of our events are free and open to the public.
+ Read More

$1,203 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 14 months
Created June 29, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Parachute Factory
Certified Charity
+ Learn More
Lexington, KY
EIN: 812780168
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
TC
$549
The Kind + Craft Collective The Kind + Craft Collective
1 month ago
KL
$15
Karl Lindstrom
1 month ago
$50
Dmitry Strakovsky
1 month ago
SS
$50
Smith Schwartz
1 month ago
JE
$9
Jack Egeling
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
AC
$25
Anna Campomanes
2 months ago
ML
$50
Michael Lee
3 months ago
$15
Anonymous
3 months ago
SS
$250
Shawn Saylor
3 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.