Reason #5: Hospitality for volunteers

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Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma

*cino needs YOU to vote each day in December to help us win a $50,000 grant to renovate the old kindergarten room at Huss School! Why vote? Read on…
Reason #5: This renovation will provide a space to show hospitality to service groups who come to work at the school.
In the past year, approximately 112 people have served over 1,400 hours at the school, some of them braving temperatures so cold they could see their breath…inside the building! We managed to pull together some seating, drinking containers, fans, space heaters and other supplies to make our volunteers as comfortable as possible, but we look forward to have a space for them that will more accurately convey our deep gratitude for their service. The renovated kindergarten room will serve a variety of functions for volunteers. It will be a space to hear the story of the school so they understand why and whom and where they’re serving. It will be a space to gather for homemade meals, provided and prepared by *cino staff as a way of saying thanks. It will be a space to warm up or cool off between tasks, with the as-yet-unrealized “luxury” of running water and functional bathrooms. With creative and unexpected touches, it will be a space that tangibly demonstrates the future vision for the building in form, function and green building techniques.