THE GATHERING AT ST. JAMES TO BECOME
THE GATHERING ON STATE STREET
2017 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: MOVE WITH THE GATHERING
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL: $50,000 CAMPAIGN TIMEFRAME: January – April 2017
SUGGESTED GIVING CATEGORIES: HOW TO DONATE:
$10,000 Master Chef Check payable to:The Gathering, 804 E. Juneau Ave. $5,000 Chef Milwaukee, WI 53202 $1,000 Sous Chef MC or Visa: 414-272-4122 (Gathering office) $500 Cook Online: www.thegatheringwis.org $100 Server Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OVERVIEW: Begun in 1982, The Gathering prepares and serves hot, nutritious meals to Milwaukee’s hungry and homeless (90,000-100,000 annually) through four locations; provides food support to a north side tutoring/mentoring program; and conducts the Fresh Produce Preservation Project to preserve excess donated produce for use in Gathering meals.
Now, after 35 years at St. James Episcopal Church on 8th & Wisconsin (our founding site), we are moving our downtown breakfast and Saturday lunch programs to a new location. The St. James building is up for sale and our ability to remain there is in question. We have, therefore, secured space at St. Ben’s Community Meal on 9th & State. This is a win-win for our Breakfast and downtown Saturday Lunch guests, many of whom also eat dinner at St. Ben’s. It is also an opportunity for both organizations to explore joint programming and to enhance the stewardship of our resources.
To accomplish this move without impacting our day to day operations, we need funds specified for the anticipated costs. By contributing to this project you will help continue to provide Milwaukee’s hungry and homeless a hot breakfast and Saturday lunch for as long as the need exists. Target date for the move is mid-March 2017.
# OF GUESTS TO BE SERVED AT DOWNTOWN SITE IN 2017: Breakfast – 48,000 Saturday Lunch – 11,000
EXPENSE ITEMS: 1. $10,000: Physical move of major equipment, cookware, bakeware, tools, storage racks, tables, chairs, supplies and food. 2. $25,000: Purchase of equipment to fit available space (walk-in cooler, commercial fridge, rolling and standard storage, etc.) The Gathering cooks all meals on site, requiring substantial equipment, prep space and storage. Because space at St. Ben’s is limited due to their own meal service, we will be sharing certain equipment, creating space for some currently owned, purchasing new equipment to fit into available space, and locating creative tools to move supplies needed daily from one area to another. 3. $15,000: Renovation costs including construction, electrical, plumbing, signage.