Donate Now

Help us reach our fundraising goal to complete the work on the Walter and Marian English Center for Art and Community. All gifts are currently being matched 1 to 1 by a generous supporter.

Pitch in

Do you know how to lay floor tile, work in the garden, paint? We can use your help.

In-kind Needs

We'll also need to purchase supplies and equipments ranging from paint to microwaves. Look below to see how you might help.


By October 1st we had raised $260,000. We still needed $70,000 to complete the project. A generous donor, Connie Smith, put forward a $35,000 matching grant so every dollar you give brings us two dollars closer to our goal. Add your name to our growing list of partners.

How Can You Donate?

Click on the link to the left or on the Donate button on the top of the page. Either will take you to the Central Community House donation page where your gift will be flagged for completion of the Bryden Road project. Thanks for your help!

Pitch In

You might have just the skills we need as we complete our work. Here's a list we've been compiling. Please contact us if you would like to help.

  • Landscaping
  • Lay wood floor
  • Lay pavers
  • Create area rug using carpet tiles (with youth)
  • Lay floor tile and backsplash
  • Painting

Gifts In Kind!

Making the new English Center fully operational will require many specific products as well as hard work. If you can contribute something along these lines or arrange discounts, please contact us. Here's a current list:

  • Landscaping - plants, shrubs, etc.
  • Light fixtures
  • 8 - 10 phones
  • Concrete/pavers
  • Paint/paint supplies
  • Furniture - waiting room, youth lounge
  • Computer lab tables
  • 10 Computers (5 Macs - Transit Arts)
  • 3 High End Printers Surge protectors
  • 4 Office desks
  • 8 Stacking chairs
  • 8-19 Fold away tables - easy to store
  • Hardwood Flooring (3,000 Sq. Ft. Main House; 2,100 sq. ft. Carriage House)
  • Ceramic tile flooring - kitchen & 5 bathrooms (570 Sq. Ft.)
  • Backspash tile (Kitchen House; Kitchen/shower-Apt; Above Art Sink Carriage House)
  • Kitchen cabinets and Counter tops
  • Kitchen utensils - pots, pans, bowls, cups, plastic glasses, etc.
  • 2 Microwaves
  • Carpet tiles
  • Art sink with special filter (Medical Plaster Sink)
  • 5 Toilets
  • Faucets - kitchen, bathrooms & art sink
  • Stove, Refrigerator, 2-Kitchen Sinks, 2-Dishwashers, Garbage disposal
  • Bricks for signs/entryway posts into parking area
  • Maintenance equipment - vacuum, brooms, dust pans, mops, pails, waste paper basket, garbage cans, etc.
  • Security buzzer for Carriage House

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