Hope House, a nonprofit daycare in midtown Memphis, is sporting a bright new look. Their mission is serving preschool-age children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. The facility, comprised of three century-old homes, is located on Idlewild Street between Union and Madison Avenues. As is common with older buildings, Hope House was in need of some good old TLC.
The rooms needed repainting, the exterior walls needed siding, and the original woodwork and molding needed to be refinished. Because of the age of the homes, Tioga was called to test the structures for lead-based paint. Areas including lead-based paint were identified allowing for abatement cost and schedule planning to provide a safe environment for the kids.
The Assissi and Plough foundations provided funding for the abatement and renovations which provided a clean, healthy and fun environment for the kids. You can read about the efforts in the Daily News.