What Better Way to Celebrate than with Pancakes flying?

You might wonder what it takes to move and grow a ministry from 13,000 sq. ft in two buildings to 22,000 sq. feet in a new facility, increase life skills attendance, and add medical services.

That’s what we set out to do in our Building for Life Campaign, and when we started, we thought it would take $7.6 Million, raised over four years, from 2015 to 2018.

But it actually cost less and we met all of our goals and were able to keep our doors open while doing it – raising $7.5 Million by the close of 2018! 

Thanks to our 90 donors who made multi-year pledges, 1,173 new donors, and a total of 2,856 donors overall who made it a success!  As promised, we moved, renovating our beautiful building at 701 W. Muhammad Ali, added STD testing and treatment to our medical services, rebranded, and have seen attendance in Life Skills grow by 20%.

To celebrate, we had a pancake breakfast on March 30th at our BsideU For Life facility at 701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd. Chris Cakes pancake catering made the morning very entertaining, flipping and serving pancakes to all who showed up! He was amazing and we had fun trying to catch our pancakes on our plates as he flipped them to everyone.  (And yes, a few smacked the walls and did end up on the floor).

We could not have succeeded without you!  THANK YOU to all who donated to our Building For Life Campaign!