In 2019, the Ark playground was developed, with an Ark-shaped playset, swings, a playhouse, sandbox, curving sidewalks, lamps, and lots of grassy places to play.
The next goal is to develop Phase 1 of the building project. With $500,000 we could build a $4000+ sq. foot facility that would meet many of the current needs of our families. At present, we have about 40% of that goal.
In addition, some beautifully designed and manicured Clinkenbeard gardens will grace the entrance to the Ark and welcome families into the Ark.
The Ark facility will include a Family Visitation Center, a large Educational Training room, and several support rooms (including playrooms), a deck, outdoor benches, and other spaces for families to meet.
Major Donors will have the opportunity to sponsor Family Legacy Rooms (see below).
The Ark Board members are committed to financial responsibility and will step out in faith to build the facility when sufficient funds are secured.
Sponsoring a Family Legacy Room
An important aspect of The Ark Family Preservation Center is the option for major donors to sponsor a Family Legacy Room. For those families who desire to tell their history, the family’s story will be composed by a professional writer and displayed in the sponsored Family Legacy Room. Inside The Ark, families coming for therapy will see artistically arranged photographs, heirlooms, and story-boards in these ‘Family Legacy Rooms.’ Visually and subconsciously, the decor communicates the simple truth that other families have also had challenges, but worked hard to overcome them.
Hopefully, experiencing and sharing life in a family legacy room will inspire a shattered family to come together and heal despite their obstacles.
The family story is not told to flaunt success or wealth, but rather to connect with other struggling families. The story will show that all human beings are susceptible to tragedy and vulnerable to brokenness. The family story will show that others care about people in their times of need and that love heals and binds families together.
The environment of the building, its landscaping, its sidewalks and playground, are all designed to help sustain the mission of The Ark.
Donate to the Capital Campaign
You can make checks payable to:
The Ark Family Preservation Center
PO BOX 157
Franklin Springs, GA 30639
All donations are tax deductible through our 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.