Foundations For Living, will host an open house Friday, Jan. 17, at its new facility at 1421 Churchill St., Waupaca.
The non-profit transitional living agency is now located in the former Clean Energy building.
The open house will begin with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. and will continue to welcome visitors to the new building until 4 p.m.
“As our programs grew, the need for more space grew,” FFL Executive Director Robin Madson said. “The facility on Churchill Street not only has larger office space it also has classrooms for program expansion and a beautiful showroom that will be the home of Foundations For Living’s Community Clothes Closet.”
Foundations For Living’s Community Clothes Closet, once housed at Ruby’s Pantry, will feature gently used clothes, shoes, coats, boots and other articles of clothing. In keeping with the tradition of Ruby’s Pantry, the clothing will be “sold” for a donation of $5 per grocery bag of clothes and monies raised will be used to help cover expenses of the closet.
The Community Clothes Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning Jan. 15, and on Ruby’s Pantry distribution day, the third Saturday of each month.
Donations for gently used clothing will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to make a donation, call FFL at 715 942-2725.
In addition to seeing the new offices and the Community Clothes Closet, visitors to the open house will have the opportunity to learn about Freedom LifeSkills, the educational program FFL will be offering in 2014.
Participants in the 30 week Freedom LifeSkills course will learn about themselves, how to build inner strength and a healthy body, mind and spirit. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 27, and will be available for both men and women. Registration is limited to 12 people in each class and will remain open until filled. To register for a class or for more information, call FFL at 715-942-2725.