Rochester Area Neighborhood House Celebrates Neighbors Helping Neighbors for 50 Years

Capital Campaign Donor Recognition Event & 50th Birthday Kick-off

Rochester Area Neighborhood House recently hosted a celebration to dedicate their Donor Wall with the friends who made their new home possible. Because of the generous donations by individuals, organizations, faith communities and businesses, Neighborhood House was able to obtain a new facility at 1720 S. Livernois in Rochester Hills. The donor wall was designed and created by Veselenak Studios in Rogers City and is comprised of five different tiles representing the giving levels of the donors. Mounted on the wall in the reception area, the tiles are designed to represent the road to self-sustainability that Neighborhood House clients take with assistance from the caring staff of the agency.

People place thier names on the tiles mounted to a wall

Roger and Kay Smith placing their name on the donor wall

Over 100 people attended the event, sponsored by the Celani Family Vineyards and Andiamo Catering and Event Management. Tours of the various sections of the building took place, as well the placing of nameplates on the tiles.

The building offers 8,600 square feet of functional space and makes expanded programming possible for our neighbors in need. Amenities in the new facility include private interview rooms, a mini-food pantry, a mini-clothes closet, a community/education room, volunteer workstations, a meeting room, and office spaces.

Photo of Kathy, Cheryl, and Henry

Kathy Losinski, Executive Director Neighborhood House (middle), along with Cheryl Gambaro and Henry Woloson from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation

At this time, Neighborhood House has received donations and pledges totaling 74% of the $1.5 million campaign. Pat Botkin, Board Member and Capital Campaign Chairperson said, “It is heartwarming the way the community has responded to the need of Neighborhood House to find a home that allows growth of client services and programming. Neighborhood House has served this community for 50 years with limited physical space. We live in a generous community and, once again, our neighbors have stepped up to make this dream a reality.” Additional information about the campaign is available on the Rochester Area Neighborhood House website, www.RANH.org/capital-campaign.

Executive Director Kathy Losinski invites you to contact her at 248-651-5836 ext. 12 or director@ranh.org for an appointment to tour the building and discover how you can join the effort to provide a path to self-sustainability for our neighbors in need.

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