Our Capital Campaign
Our $25 million campaign was necessitated because major elements of the building’s infrastructure are not functioning adequately and are not in compliance with current Life Safety Code standards. Ongoing maintenance to systems that are inefficient and obsolete is unmanageable.
Even with the essential upgrades, the functionality of existing spaces, including the Residents’ bedrooms, bathrooms, and areas for activities were in need of major upgrades. These renovations were completed in Phase I of the campaign with the completion of our independent living space, assisted living cottage, and two skilled-nursing cottages.
The second phase of our three-phase campaign, Caring Today, Building Tomorrow, was completed in November, 2015. Phase II focused on the renovation of the chapel and convent along with adding additional space for the postulants who will spend six months caring for the Residents of St. Martin’s Home before entering the novitiate in New York. With over $15 million raised, we trust in God and the generosity of our donors to reach our $25 million goal. Our extensive efforts to raise the remaining money are ongoing and extend beyond Phase II. In Phase III, a newly-designed Senior Volunteer Program will become part of our Home. These seniors will have meals provided along with socialization and activities.
The first thing anyone entering the ‘new’ St. Martin’s Home will notice will be the central Main Street area, which will occupy the core area between the two first floor courtyards. Main Street will include areas for dining, a library and computer area, a hobby room and ample space for socialization. A new physical therapy area will include an exercise room for the more active Residents in addition to the traditional physical therapy modalities.
In order to assist the Little Sisters of the Poor continue their Mission of serving the needy elderly, please give to our Caring Today, Building Tomorrow campaign and help us realize our dreams for the future.