TEP is helping GAP Ministries to kickstart a fundraising campaign for a new campus by providing a $10,000 Power Challenge matching grant.

Through November, GAP is seeking an additional 24 donors to raise the first $250,000 for its Campus of Hope, joining the TEP Power Club.

The nonprofit agency offers a variety of services to improve families’ lives, including help for foster children, support for families in crisis, job training for formerly incarcerated individuals and meals for children from limited-income households.

For the first step, GAP is attempting to raise the $1.75 million needed for a down payment on the facility by March. This is the first capital campaign by the organization in its 20-year existence.

“We know GAP Ministries is looking forward as they develop their plans for the Campus of Hope,” said Wendy Erica Werden, Manager of Community Investment and Philanthropy. “We know that this will be a new and revolutionary place where GAP Ministries can continue their legacy and join with all of our community partners to bring together the best that GAP Ministries has to offer.

The campaign will allow GAP to purchase a building, saving money on rental payments and providing flexibility to fulfill clients’ needs. The campus will include a safe visitation center for parents, guardians and children, who have been removed from their custody, and a collaborative space for small and emerging nonprofit agencies.

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TEP has long supported GAP Ministries’ work as part of our company’s philanthropic focus area of community assistance, including grants to buy a convection oven to prepare meals for school children and purchase discounted goods for its warehouse for limited-income families.

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