Issaquah nonprofit raises more than $100,000 for group home

December 1, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 1, 2010

Issaquah nonprofit organization Life Enrichment Options has raised more than $100,000 in 100 days to build a house for adults with developmental disabilities.

Founder Rose Finnegan said the group raised $115,000 to construct a group home in the Issaquah Highlands at 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Logan Street. The organization plans to break ground in March.

The final price tag for the house could reach $500,000 — and LEO seeks additional donations to complete the project. Learn more about the organization and donate here.

LEO hosted a kickoff for the 100-day fundraiser at the highlands site on a hot afternoon in August.

The organization operates the Rose House in downtown Issaquah and the Ann Dennis House in the highlands. Combined, 10 adults and care providers reside in the houses. LEO also helps disabled adults find jobs and live independently.

LEO leaders announced plans last year to build another home to mark the organization’s 20th anniversary.

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