Fearrington Cares Building Project Updates

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Fearrington Cares Building Project Updates 2019-04-26T20:37:31-04:00

Fearrington Cares Building Update #2 – April 2019

Karen Metzguer, Nurse and Executive Director

Building News and Upcoming Fundraiser

Next year Fearrington Cares moves into its 30th year serving Fearrington residents. We’ve grown along with the Village to provide expanded services. We change with the times and respond to residents’ emerging needs while keeping the anchor of long-established services including transportation, home repairs, equipment loans, and nursing services. In response to residents’ interests, computer assistance, movement classes, and support groups were later additions. Our current building is stretched to the limit for staff, equipment, and services. It limits our ability to serve well and serve efficiently.

Over the past several years The Board and staff have been studying our program needs and planning an addition to and renovation of our existing Fearrington Cares building. This work is finally bearing fruit and we hope to break ground at the end of May or the beginning of June. We will be adding a multipurpose room and two offices; increasing the size of the clinic, storage, and reception areas; and adding bathrooms compliant with American with Disabilities requirements. We are very excited about this construction as the additional room will allow us to expand our programs and services to the Fearrington community.

This construction is made possible by generous bequests and donations from current and previous residents. We need additional funds to complete the construction, landscape the property, and furnish the building. Therefore, we are initiating a Building Campaign. This is a rare request and is separate from the Annual Appeal for operating expenses.

A donation can be made on our website (https://fearringtoncares.org/donate/) or mailed to Fearrington Cares, 2020 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312. In either case, please write “Building Campaign” in the memo/notes section. Your support makes things happen!

We are also planning community fundraising events, please join your neighbors for a Murder Mystery Dinner on Thursday, May 23rd to put the FUN in FUNdraising; watch for ticket information in your email, at your mail kiosk, and on our website.


Fearrington Cares Building Project Update #1  — July 16, 2018

Karen Metzguer, Nurse and Executive Director

As many of you know, Fearrington Cares depends entirely on the support of the community to continue serving residents of Fearrington Village. When I arrived in 2013, Board members had identified growing needs for program space in our Center.

Two of Fearrington Cares ardent supporters left a substantial bequest to us in their will in 2015 (more about this family in a future update); this created the real possibility for subsequent Boards to actively plan to expand and renovate the building. It is 2018 and we are building!!

As you also know, building is a time-consuming, multi-step process with frequent “pauses” throughout the process. Although we don’t yet have plans to share or a calendar to post, we hope to be able to do so soon. We will be using this email method and our Fearrington Cares website to share information as it becomes available.

The staff and I are working on plans to minimize the impact on the myriad of services Fearrington Cares provides in the community. We know that we have your support, and we ask your patience as we journey along the “build and renovation” pathway.

I hope you enjoy this poem by Sam Ragan, North Carolina’s 1982 Poet Laureate.

We Build

Building is done
brick by brick, stone by stone,
board by board, nail by nail.
It also is done with words,
and by deeds.
Word by word, deed by deed,
we are proud that we build.
We find pride and courage
from our yesterdays,
we celebrate today,
and we look to tomorrow.
Let the sun of our seasons
shine on our visions,
as builders for people,
and their dreams…
Let us celebrate because we build.