Dear TCMC Members,
We are very excited to let you know that TCMC has finalized the purchase of the new building at 1147 N. Howard Blvd. As most of you are aware, our wonderful home on Edison will be going on the market next year, and the board has been working for months to find a new home. Our architect and engineers have recently completed the remodeling plans, which have now been approved by the City of Tucson. We are currently awaiting bids from contractors.
The remodeling will include adding a second restroom which will be wheelchair compatible, removing walls to create a large meditation hall and adding a wheelchair ramp in the back of the building. We will also be adding a sink with cabinets, microwave, and refrigerator. We have already received a large donation to remove the dropped ceiling, and restore the building’s original, more spacious, 9-foot ceilings.
This letter marks the official kick-off of our fundraising campaign. We are estimating the remodel will cost around $40,000 and we need your help to reach this goal. TCMC members have been very supportive over the years, and the Friends of TCMC program has raised over $20,000 since its inception, and this money went towards the down payment. Without the Friends of TCMC donations, we would not have been able to afford our new building. We are very grateful to all of our Friends and other donors for your generous ongoing support.
We hope you will choose to make a donation to support the building remodel in one of the following ways:
1. Drop a check (Payable to TCMC) or cash in the Friends drop box (in the entryway) at the center.
2. Mail a check (Payable to TCMC) to TCMC PO Box 43415 Tucson, AZ 85733
3. Donate online via PayPal or credit card here. TCMC will be charged a 2.2% fee for these donations.
If any excess funds are raised, the money will go towards ongoing maintenance of the building, and replacing large items like the air conditioner or furnace.
With heartfelt gratitude,
The TCMC Fundraising Committee