Project Funding

Helping build and sustain a habitat of spirituality

Current Opal House Projects


New 2000 sq Foot Classroom


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  • We are adding a 2000 sq foot classroom to the Montessori School, called the Mike’s Angel’s classroom. Mike’s Angel’s, a nonprofit out of the Atlanta area has planned a $16,000 gift and we will need an additional $25,000 to complete the building. Mike’s Angel’s money is being used to ground clear, foundation and first floor walls, beams and ceiling and electrical installation for the first floor. The entire second floor and roof structure and all interior finish work (flooring, bathroom and cabinetry and lighting and electrical will be funded by additional donations of $25K as they come in.

 

Refuge House Apartments


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  • An acute need for housing for displaced families, single Moms in crisis and transitional housing in general is being met by Opal House to serve our community, especially women and children in need, A 1200 sq foot two story building (four small apartments) has been started and is now in a resting state. Ground clearing, foundation and column installation and first floor walls have been installed. Rotary YES program of Mt Vernon Washington funded $1500 for the foundation pouring and Opal House has finished the first floor with its own funds. An additional $20,000 is needed to finish first floor ceiling, second floor walls and roof, electrical and all interior amenities. No rent and free Opal House spring water and electricity is installed for this transitional housing to get families back on their feet.

 

Clean Water Cistern Construction


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  • A drought is upon us and extra spring water from Opal House is going to be captured with a new 3,500 gallon holding tank with.  A submersible pump will send the water 400 vertical feet to a new avocado irrigation site as well as supply future water for potential housing on the elevated North side of the farm. Expansion of the existing clean water cistern at the house is also needed to accommodate guests, the school, and farm needs. Update Dec 2015 – One new cistern with new submersible pump has been installed.  Second cistern with ozonator at upper house location needs to be built and installed with 5k in new donations.

 

Peace Chapel Retreat House


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  • 12k has been funded by St Jude church, Redmond Washington-43k unfunded toward completion of two story, 1300 sq foot retreat housing center adjacent to our Peace chapel.  Significant expansion of guest housing and independent living.

 

Past Donations have Funded these Amazing Projects!


Opal House Farm – 2007 received enough donations to purchase 59 acre farm.
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Home Renovation – 2008 received enough donations to renovate two existing homes.  Also in 2015 we replaced the 30 year old, leaking adobe roof on the main house with New San Miguel Roofing.
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Operations & Support – 2009 received enough donations to support operations and Guardian family.
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Peace Chapel – 2009 received donations for construction of the Peace Chapel.
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Montessori School – 2011-12 received full funding to build and fund the Harriet Shrontz Montessori School.
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Mikes Angels Classroom – June, 2014-January of 2015  55k received in donations to fund building of the Mike’s Angels new school building for our Harriet Shrontz Montessori school.  This houses first and second grade and was significantly funded by Mike’s angels of Atlanta Georgia(mikesangels.org)
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Farm Irrigation Project -18k in donations created 25 acres of professional, John Deere engineered irrigation drip system.  Avocado farm and fruit tree orchard are irrigated with our Spring water with multiple cisterns by gravity irrigation.
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Getting Started with your Donation

There are many ways to Help Opal House Guatemala.  A donation to our PayPal account is the easiest and fastest way.  If you’d like to give a more specific gift, please go to our Wish List page or contact will@opalhouse.org

Donations can also be made by check and mailed to:
Opal House
16602 Connelly Road
Snohomish, WA 98296, USA

Opal House Guatemala is listed on www.GuideStar.org with a full report and current status of our Non Profit Organization.
Tax Exempt EIN Number: 02-0804908