Santa House Renovation Project has raised $90,000 so far

Santa HouseThe Midland Area Community Foundation is proud to report that the Santa House Renovation Project was strongly supported during the 14 day donor match period of December 1 through December 14, 2011. $90,000 was raised through individual donations, a match from the EGL Currie Foundation, the Midland Area Community Foundation, and a commitment of support from an additional local foundation.

With a total goal of $250,000 to support the renovation plans and build the endowment to ensure that the additions can be maintained, the project is well on its way. “The nearly $24,000 this community contributed is simply an amazing show of dedication to the project,” said Jan McGuire, president and CEO of the Foundation. “We still have some fundraising to do and we’ll be working on that right after the holidays,” said McGuire.

The construction of the new bathrooms, replacement of the roof, new paint, Santa housecarpet and windows will enhance the experience for visitors each year. The Santa House, built in 1987 has been a very special place not only for local Midlanders as they share the holiday season with family and friends with a visit to Santa, but also for people as far away as Illinois and Ohio.
Construction of the new bathrooms and other renovation work will begin this coming spring and are anticipated to be completed by mid to late summer 2012.