Eastland All Saints Youth Center
Help Us Meet a $200,000 Challenge!
The parish communities of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Cisco; St. Francis Xavier, Eastland; St. John, Strawn; and St. Rita, Ranger have been fundraising for a much needed All Saints Family Activity and Youth Center. Phase 1 will consist of 2-3 classrooms, a kitchen, bathrooms and foyer estimated at $1 million. Phase 2 will include a multi-purpose event space with auditorium, the size of a full court basketball court, estimated at $1.3 million. Currently the parishes share a one-room school in Eastland. The goal of $1 million for phase 1 seemed out of reach until recently. In January 2022, the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Midland-Tulsa awarded the parishes a $200,000 challenge grant for the construction of their family activity center.
The modest 8,210 square foot Phase 1 project will cost $1 million, $600,000 of which is funded through an All Things Possible Rural Expansion Grant.
The four parishes share CCE teachers and meet in Eastland right now. Due to the small room they meet in, all grades cannot meet at the same time. Even funeral receptions are turned away due to size. Funeral receptions were taking place at the Baptist church nearby which recently succumbed to the arson during the wildfires.
These four parishes are some of the oldest parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth. The small parish communities will have a difficult time raising such a large sum of money without outside support.
- If we, as a Diocese, can meet the challenge and raise $200,000, the Mabee Foundation will provide $200,000 toward the project, reaching the $1 million construction cost.
- If we cannot raise $200,000 towards this project by January 2023, the Mabee Foundation will donate nothing ($0).
Please bring hope to this region that has suffered from the largest wildfire in Texas history. You can give online below or by check mailed to the Advancement Foundation 201 Main Street, Suite 1198, Fort Worth, TX 76102-3101. Please include “Mabee Grant” in memo line.
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