Our First Project is
The Caroline Gilbert Hinchee House
Located at 1814 Park St.
As of this posting the Facebook page has raised $3,420.
I am amazed at our supporters. THANK YOU!
LaBiche Architectual Group
Brinkley Law Office
Chuck Morris Arborist
We have also had an office donated to us from some wonderful people who have bent over backwards to help us. At a later time we would like to acknowledge all of our supporters by name. Some of our supporters have banners on the Hinchee House and we would love to see a wall of banners.
There are many ways to get involved. We are looking to partner with facilitators of education. So much can be learned from this house. Students can learn gardening and giving, history and the way life was in the 1900's.
Volunteering, your time to move forward with the projects we have planned. We need volunteers to do research on the history, life style, and endless other things that involve a Historic Home.
Volunteers with trades experience or students who need community service hours.
Volunteers for food on work days or who might be interested in catering or maybe you have a food truck you would want to park at the house on work days or other events in the future.
Or maybe you just want to sit with us on the porch and kick around some ideas.
Our Volunteers are very important to our project. We have become a family. We had a lot of bonding during 2018 with the bi- monthly work days. We bonded over the love for the house and the excitement of watching her become the centerpiece of the community once again.
Some of our volunteers have helped clear out a Lot of bamboo, and other plants to make room to work on the house. There were a lot of hot days, but we would sit on the porch and kick over ideas. And lets not forget the donated lunches of pizza. Much appreciated.
This year is a year of planning and fundraisers, and those working on these projects, have given a lot of time to networking with those who's knowledge is helping us grow and get things done. We have been working on grants also, so thank you who have worked tirelessly to help.
Our goal is to form a partnership with Lamar University to help Veterans and Students to do their internships with us to benefit both of our organizations. We can offer projects on Project Management, Communications, IT and computer programming, Restoration projects to Secretary of the Interior's Standards. We can help with the arts and History and Research. To support veterans by helping them help themselves and others through theses programs. We would like to help teachers of school students to learn what it is like to raise your own food, and partner with the local Food bank to disperse to others.
When the house is complete we want it to be a community hub for students and neighbors to sit and relax on the porch with a cup of coffee, and listening to music. We would like to see art shows, art classes, dinner theater, in general an event center, gift shop. We want a welcoming place for the community.
Possibilities are only limited by your imagination !
Community Bank of Texas, N.A.
c/o Elaine Brady
7410 Hwy 105
Beaumont, TX 77713
Hinchee House Restoration Project
Beaumont, TX 77701
Please make checks payable to: the Hinchee House Restoration Project
ExxonMobil employees and retirees, through their invested volunteer hours and tax-deductible matched gifts, serve as conduits through which the company returns money to our communities.
Update: Aug 2019
As an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donations are tax deductible.
Brand New ca 1903