…for an Alternative Spring Break Work Retreat
May the following serve as a guideline…
The administrative fee for an ASB Weeklong Work Retreat is a $200 deposit, which is due with the application. The deposit secures the dates of your stay. In addition we charge $30 per person per night of stay. We must schedule projects and groups in advance of the your stay. We commit to assisting our neighbors based on this schedule.
The remaining balance of the administrative fee (total of $30 per person per night) is due with Team Profile along with the Volunteer Releases.
There are other ways you can help if you would be so interested. Organizing a material donation drive from our needs list is a great way to help us. You can learn about some of our ongoing needs by clicking here, or we can send you a current urgent needs list.
You may also want to consider making a contribution to our Neighbors Helping Neighbors materials fund. On an average year, we serve around sixty families in Athens County with a wide range of physical needs at their homes. Good Works does not provide materials for these projects. It is beyond our resources to do so. But a contribution from your group can make a significant impact on someone who is requesting assistance. For example, materials for a wheel chair ramp cost around $800 depending on the length. While this is a need people have, the funds for the ramp materials are often lacking. Your group can step into this gap and make a significant difference in someone’s life.
Why an administrative fee?
The administrative fee helps to make Work Retreats possible. It is an important financial resource to fund the maintenance and development of the Good Works projects. It also helps to defray the expenses associated with your stay in the Hannah House. Most importantly, your support enables the work of our staff, interns and volunteers, including your group, to make a commitment and an impact into countless lives of people in our community. If you find that this suggested amount is too much, please discuss this with us so we can work with you to come up with a more workable option. Your presence with us and the relationships that will form is what is most important to us.