Cedar Park-Leander recovery nonprofit nears fundraising deadline on new facility – Community Impact Newspaper

The Yellow House Foundation plans to relocate to Leander in late 2021. (Rendering courtesy Yellow House Foundation)

Without $200,000 in community donations before Aug. 31, Cedar Park-Leander area nonprofit Yellow House Foundation could face closure.

Yellow House Foundation must relocate before Dec. 31 when its current lease in Cedar Park ends. The city purchased the land for the construction of the Bell District mixed-use development. Construction on a new building needs to begin soon so the foundation’s 43 meetings and about 800 attendees per week will have a place to meet by 2022, fundraising Chair Hal Cromwell said to Community Impact Newspaper earlier this year.

The foundation needs to raise about $200,000 before its Aug. 31 deadline to stay self-sustaining and finance the remaining construction budget needs, according to a news release from the nonprofit. Some $1.2 million of the $2.1 million total budget is already funded through contractor donations and community donations.

The future building at 804 Leander Drive in Leander will be a space large enough to host events and its larger meetings, which have up to 100 attendees, with room to spare.

The nonprofit organization hosts weekly meetings for 14 recovery groups including Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alateen, Al-Anon, Nicotine Anonymous and other groups with attendees primarily coming from Williamson, Bell and Burnet counties. The foundation was established as a nonprofit in 2003.

“Somebody’s coworker, brother, son, cousin … has been to the Yellow House and reclaimed their life at the Yellow House,” Cromwell previously said to Community Impact Newspaper.