Together Center receives $35,420 grant for renovation

February 7, 2012

By Staff

The Together Center in Redmond, which helps local residents, has received a grant of $35,420 from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound to support renovation of recently vacated space for use by nonprofit, direct-service agencies.

Previously, the center was the recipient of two $5,000 grants from the Microsoft Corp. and the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation, while the Rotary Club of Redmond pitched in an additional $1,500.

One of the first multitenant, nonprofit centers in the country, the Together Center creates access to human services in one location. Tens of thousands of people from throughout east King County receive help from center tenants each year. Together Center serves communities from as far south as Covington, east to the Snoqualmie Valley and north to Shoreline and Bothell.

The center helped nearly 1,200 people from Issaquah and more than 750 from Sammamish last year.

Construction is under way on the three-building, 35,000-square-foot Together Center to create two new suites. One space will become the new home of Habitat for Humanity of East King County, while the other location will be put up for lease.

Construction will be completed by March 1.

“It’s a very difficult financial environment for garnering grants for capital needs,” Together Center Executive Director Pam Mauk said. “We are tremendously grateful for the support we’ve received.”

Learn more about the organization at www.togethercenter.org.

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