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Raise the Roof at Five Star Center

$18,685 of $95,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 25 months
Five Star Senior Center’s Raise the Roof campaign aims to raise funding for the construction of a new garage to house our brand new 20-passenger lift bus and newer 28-passenger bus. The Center’s existing garage is too small to house these vehicles. Currently, the buses are parked on a lot across the street from Center leaving them exposed to the elements and to the risk of theft and vandalism.

The Center provides over 8,000 one-way trips annually to meet the medical, nutritional, shopping, and social needs of older adults and adults with disabilities in the city of St. Louis. Interruption in the transportation program due to vandalism or damage to our buses would greatly disrupt the lives of our clients who depend on us.

We have also been approached with the opportunity to develop an outdoor fitness park specifically designed for older adults. This fitness park is already backed by a generous donor, but its completion is contingent on the timely construction of the new garage buildout.

The goal is to begin construction as soon as possible with project completion late 2018.

Please help Five Star Senior Center Raise the Roof! Not only will the new garage provide necessary security for our vehicles, but this development will also double as functional outdoor space for recreational programs, fundraising events, and other community activities.

Help us better serve older adults and adults with disabilities in south St. Louis City. Your donation of any amount will bring us closer to meeting our goal. We appreciate your generous support!

More About Five Star Senior Center:

Our mission is to promote, maintain, improve and protect the quality of care for older adults and adults with disabilities living in St. Louis City, so they may live as independently as possible with dignity and respect.

This mission is fulfilled by providing a variety of programs to clients, such as nutrition, transportation, and recreation programs. Included in our services are healthy meal options, exercise and computer classes, chronic disease and financial management classes, rides to medical appointments and pharmacies, and outings for mental stimulation and cultural enrichment.

For more information, please visit our website: http://5starcc.org/.
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We have some news to share!

First, the good news:
In October, we received a "Small Change, Big Impact" grant from the Regional Business Council of St. Louis for signage for our buses. This grant will allow us to paint the Center's logo on our buses so that our clients will better identify our vehicles and so we will have better visibility in the community. We have one bus painted, and we are just waiting to complete the other bus.

And now the bad news…
Over the weekend, someone spray painted the passenger side of our 28-seat bus. We are filing a police report and will do our best to remove the graffiti. We are so disappointed by this act of vandalism, but we aren’t letting it get us down.

We are ready to get our capital campaign for the new garage ramped up! We hope to break ground by the summer. We have been steadily working our way to our goal, but we still need your help! Please help us safeguard our buses and avoid interruptions our transportation services by contributing to our new garage campaign. A donation of any amount, $20, $50, $100, will push us closer to meeting our goal. Thank you for your support.
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$18,685 of $95,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 25 months
Created June 2, 2017
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As a 5 Star Board Member I challenge others on the board to step up and do what they can. Let's Raise the Roof!

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