** The donation will go towards renovations to St. Paul’s Manor, an affordable, independent living community in Bankers Hill**
San Diego, Calif. (May 11, 2022) – St. Paul’s Senior Services (SPSS) receives a $500,000 donation from the Community Congregational Development Corporation (CCDC) for much-needed renovations to St. Paul’s Manor, an independent living community in Bankers Hill, supporting seniors of modest means for over 60 years. This donation is part of a $17.5 million capital campaign.
“St. Paul’s Senior Services is extremely grateful to the CCDC for such a generous gift,” said Todd Kaprielian, St. Paul’s Foundation CEO. “Having lived through the stresses of this pandemic over the last couple of years, seniors should not have to struggle to find affordable housing. CCDC’s generous gift helps to ensure seniors living on a limited, modest income will continue to have affordable housing and a fun, vibrant community available to them.”
CCDC is a non-profit corporation with a mission of providing services to low-income seniors in Chula Vista and the South Bay area of San Diego County. It began in the 1970s with the construction and maintenance of the Community Congregational Tower in Chula Vista, a landmark residential building that served as affordable housing for seniors. In 2013, CCDC sold a controlling interest in the Tower and since then has dedicated itself to funding projects that help low-income seniors with affordable housing, transportation, and social isolation.
During the start of the pandemic, CCDC awarded St. Paul’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Akaloa in Chula Vista a responsive grant to purchase a 20-foot food storage container and puzzle books. This donation ensured low-income seniors would continue to receive nutritious foods when seniors were instructed to shelter in place. In 2020, CCDC also gave funds to St. Paul’s to purchase PPE and COVID-19 test kits.
In 2021, St. Paul’s embarked upon a fundraising campaign for much-needed renovations to the Manor, its affordable living community in the Bankers Hill neighborhood of downtown San Diego for independent seniors living on a modest, fixed income. As a 60-year-old building, St. Paul’s Board of Directors decided to renovate the Manor to give seniors an affordable housing option. The renovations’ scope of work includes enhancements to the building exterior, a new pub, expanded common areas, and upgrades to 134 apartments and the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
The Manor renovation work will commence in the summer 2022. The Manor is the flagship of St. Paul’s Senior Services, a community that has given quality of life to thousands of independent seniors since it first opened in 1963. To donate, contact Craig Smith at (619) 239-6900 or email@example.com.
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