To make a cash donation directly to the After 26 Project please click on the gold and blue donate button to the right>>>
100% OF EVERY DOLLAR DONATED GOES TOWARDS EMPLOYING SPECIAL NEEDS ADULTS. WE HAVE ZERO ADMINISTRATION COSTS, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE UNPAID VOLUNTEERS.
You can support the After 26 Project by a monetary or in kind donation. We are also always seeking people that can volunteer their precious time. If you would like to become an After 26 volunteer, click here to complete the volunteer form. Upon completion you can scan and send it to us by email at the address below. The truth is volunteerism is the heart and soul of the After 26 Project!
There will be many expenses associated with the kitchen and remodeling/renovation of the AMVET building. We estimate total costs to renovate the building and open the cafe to be around $250,000. Your tax deductible donation will play an important role in transforming the lives of special needs people in the community, by providing them a job. All those who make a cash or in kind donation
will receive a thank you letter along with the After 26 tax exempt ID number for tax records.
To ensure the safety of online donations, the After 26 Project has signed on with PayPal. Make your donation safely and securely by credit card or your bank account (where available) through Paypal. If paying by credit card just click on the DONATE button at the top of this page. Please note you do not need a Paypal account to donate. If you are more comfortable sending your donation by personal check through the US mail, please send it to the following address:
The After 26 Project
127 West Cass
Cadillac, MI 49601
is any person
company or foundation that provides $2000 or more in cash or in kind
services to After 26 Project. Your
donation will be instrumental in creating jobs and job opportunities for
the most vulnerable among
us. In recognition your name will be displayed on
the Depot Benefactor plaque prominently displayed in a public area of
In addition, your name will be listed as a 'Benefactor' on the
After 26 web site. Once the Cafe is open, your name will be displayed
on table toppers and on Depot Television. There are three levels of
giving, bronze for $2000, silver
for $5000, and gold for $10,000. The businesses and people listed below
will have played primary roles in the Depot and special needs
employment becoming a reality. Click here
for more information on how you can become a benefactor. Heartfelt to
the After 26 Benefactors that have given so generously, they include:
BAIRD COTTER & BISHOP - CADILLAC
CADILLAC CUT STONE
ED VANALST ATTORNEY - CADILLAC
WIEBENGA ELECTRIC - TIM WIEBENGA - LUCAS
WEXFORD WOOD WORKINGS - MARY STARK - CADILLAC
YOUTH BUILD NORTHWEST MICHIGAN
BILL & CLARICE BRYAN
GAUNT/BEERS FAMILY FUND
DAVE & SANDY GAUNT
JERRY & CAROL HOEKWATERMARY HUGHES
DON & PAT LAKIN
DARRYL & KAREN PETTERSON
Special thanks to our community partners, your generosity and willingness to give to this endeavor
has been tremendous and we are so grateful! The After26 board of
directors would like to acknowledge the following businesses for their
gifts of expertise, products, services, labor, and most of all your time, the most precious gift of all. Thank you SO MUCH!
AMERICAN WASTESHERWIN WILLIAMS
AMERICAN VETERANS POST #110 - CADILLAC
BEST TRASH REMOVAL - LAKE CITY
BIGELOW EXTERIORS - CADILLAC
BIT SOCIAL MEDIA
BOARDMAN VIDEO PRODUCTIONS - CADILLAC
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - CADILLAC
GRANDVIEW EXCAVATING -CADILLAC
HACKER KONCRETE - CADILLAC
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - CADILLAC
PRINTMASTERS - CADILLAC
PRO BUILD - CADILLAC
SELF STORAGE - CADILLAC
SHERIE THOMSEN - VAN DRIE HOME FURNISHINGS DESIGNER
SUBWAY- 10 NORTHERN MICHIGAN LOCATIONS
TRIPLE A STORAGE
VAN DRIE HOME FURNISHINGS
WEXFORD MISSAUKEE ISD & CAREER TECH CENTER
WEST MICHIGAN CREDIT UNION - CADILLAC
After 26 Project is now officially a charity on eBay's Missionfish! If you sell items on eBay please consider giving a small portion of the final price to After 26 Project! Simply search for us under the charity option on the eBay listing page! Click here is our Missionfish link.
NEW SIDEWALK - BRICK PAVERS - PHASE II NOW AVAILABLE!
Phase I of the brick paver sidewalk has been ordered. 101 total bricks were purchased and we are most grateful. Phase II is underway, this is your chance to make a donation and leave a lasting personal memento at the After 26 Project. Bricks can be inscribed with a name, business, military seal, or other fun designs that are offered. 4 by 8 bricks are only $95; 8 by 8 bricks are $190. Click here to see the Phase II brick paver application form. Click here to see military seal design features. Click here to see additional design features. Thanks to everyone who purchased a brick, your contribution puts us another step closer to providing employment for special needs adults in the greater Cadillac area. .
The After26 Project has a fabulous list of volunteers who
bring energy and vitality to the building project at the Depot. Click here for the After 26 volunteer form. If you have volunteered and your name is not on this list please email us. The volunteer list includes...
Kristen Gaunt Battige
Also thanks to...
Baker College Student Nurses Association
Roger Bandeen DDS
Star Chapter 249 Motorcycle Club
We apologize If you have donated or volunteered for After 26 and are not listed somewhere on the web site. We do not want to post any information without permission. If you have donated or volunteered for After 26 and wish to be acknowledged on the web site, please email and we will get the information posted on www.after26project.com right away, thank you.