On Monday, July 20 Family Promise of Waukesha County  waived our last contingencies on our offer to purchase a new facility. This facility would become a new Day Center.  This means that everything is in place for us to close on the property July 31. Of course, anything can happen until all the paperwork is signed, but the likelihood of Family Promise securing this new facility and moving to Waukesha is very high. 

Our objective is simple: to better serve families experiencing homelessness. The benefits of having a Day Center  in Waukesha are: 

  • Access to public transportation
  • Can serve families without a vehicle
  • Offer expanded possibilities for employment, housing, childcare and schools.
  • Provide easy access to other social service agencies.
  • Privacy for families and staff.
  • Nearby schools and parks
  • Mortgage payment will be lower than our current rent.
  • Allow us to provide workshops for families

There are also opportunities for volunteers.  In order to prepare the facility for us to move in we have a few work days coming up. Please sign up for the day and tasks that best fit your availability and skill set.

AUGUST 1- 9 AM

YARD WORK + CLEANING

YARD WORK

Get the outside area in order and beautify

Number of people needed: 6-10

Tasks:

Supplies Needed:

  • Work Gloves
  • Wheelbarrow
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • Hedge Trimmer or pruner
  • Extension cord
  • Yard Waste Bags
  • Weeding utensils
  • Ladder
  • Baking soda
  • Garden Hose
  • Sprinkler
  • Scrub brush- metal wire brushes for scraping rust
  • Goo gone
  • Blade for removing vinyl
  • Window Cleaner

INSIDE CLEANING

Deep clean the lower level and basement of the facility.

Number of People needed: 4-6

Tasks:

  • Wash walls
  • Dust cabinets and desks
  • Clean bathroom sinks
  • Clean toilets
  • Wash windows- inside and out
  • Vacuum

Supplies

  • Ladders
  • Bucket
  • Disinfectant cleaner such as Mr. Clean or Clorox
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Windex
  • Rags, sponges, scrub brush
  • Pledge
  • Duster
  • Rubber gloves
  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Vacuum Cleaners

AUGUST 6 – 9 AM

PAINTING FIRE ESCAPE AND RAILINGS

Paint the metal fire escape stairway.

Number of People: 3-5

 Supplies:

  • Paint to cover metal
  • Rust protector
  • Paint brushes/roller
  • Drop cloths
  • Ladders

AUGUST 14 – 9 AM

CLEAN UPSTAIRS

Deep clean the upper level of the facility.

Number of People needed: 4-6

Tasks:

  • Wash walls
  • Dust cabinets and desks
  • Wash windows- inside
  • Clean carpet

Supplies

  • Ladders
  • Bucket
  • Disinfectant cleaner such as Mr. Clean or Clorox
  • Windex
  • Rags, sponges, scrub brush
  • Pledge
  • Duster
  • Rubber gloves

AUGUST 15 – 9 AM

STEAM CLEAN CARPETS  

Steam clean carpets- entire facility

 

Volunteers – 2-3

 

Supplies:

  • Steam cleaner

MOVING DAYS

 

Wednesday, August 19 10 am (move lighter items with Family Promise van)

Thursday, August 20 6 pm (move lighter items with Family Promise van)

Saturday, August 22 9 am (move larger items such as washer/dryer)

Tuesday, August 25  20 10 am (if everything is moved this could become a day to clean the Wales location.)

More information to follow.

    CLEANING DAYS AT WALES

     

     A day or two will be added to clean the Day Center in Wales. 

    More information to follow.