HICKORY — Home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams will announce its commitment to donate $100,000 to the capital campaign of Exodus Homes at a community celebration on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. The celebration will be at the agency’s new building at 610 Fourth St. SW in Hickory.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams contribution gives them the naming rights. The new building will be called “Transformation Station” to represent a key stop on a new path to success for those in the agency’s programs.
The new building features colorful murals inside and out that celebrate the nonprofit’s vital work.
Exodus Homes, an award-winning faith-based United Way agency that welcomes all people, provides supportive housing for homeless recovering people returning to their community from treatment programs and prison.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has a long-standing relationship with the organization which has included financial support, furniture donations, and employment opportunities for the residents of Exodus Homes.
“We think it’s so important to give back to our community in which our business and families are located. We hope our donation will challenge others in the community to give generously and help strengthen this important organization,” said Bob Williams, co-founder and president of design.
The new building is a 12,000-square-foot facility that will house the offices of Exodus Homes, the offices of its vocational training program Exodus Works, a thrift store, an education center, meeting rooms, a nonprofit sharing center and areas for records and donation storage. It will help Exodus consolidate management activities and give the organization a higher level of visibility and accessibility for the public.
The community celebration on Saturday will include tours of the building and identify areas named by major donors as well as announce the total amount raised to date in the Exodus capital campaign. Hal Rowe, WHKY radio talk show host, will be the master of ceremonies for a short program at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and remarks by Hickory Ward 4 Alderman David Williams and Hickory Mayor Hank Guess.
For more information about Exodus Homes or the community celebration, call the Rev. Susan Walker at 828-962-8916.