THERE ARE MAGAZINES and TV shows dedicated to renovations, showing beautiful “after” photos and delighted looks on people’s faces upon completion of projects. A popular project is the bathroom/washroom. Although some are elaborate, they don’t have to be. It’s a basic human need after all.
At the Men’s Mission & Rehabilitation Centre, the east wing washroom has been used for decades by thousands of clients. The original fixtures have served their purpose, but were more than a little worn. With funds from two generous donors, the washroom was redone completely in spring 2014 – new toilets, dividers, window, mirrors, sinks, fixtures and countertop.
We were successful in our application to Westminster College Foundation as a first-time grant recipient. It was our pleasure to show the completed project to Executive Director, Gloria Rolfe, on April 9, 2014.
The project was also made possible through funding by an individual, private donor who has supported Mission Services in the past and agreed to help with this much needed renovation.
Clients will say often, “We love the new washroom!” Housekeeping staff are equally thrilled – they can make it sparkle even more. All around, there is pride of ownership. Thank you to our two donors! You made this possible.