See image above for a sneak peak of what our new office could look like!
As many of you know, we've been looking for over 2 years for small office space for Abortion Recovery InterNational. The search has been challenging with costs ranging $5-9 per square foot. Often we were turned down once the name of our agency is mentioned.
Up until now the ministry has been run out of our home. ARIN has grown so much, it's literally taking over the 1100 square foot house (dining room is full of event supplies, the garage is full of filing cabinets and desks, closets and a bathtub have boxes of brochures, videos and promotional supplies and my personal bedroom holds the desk, computer, fax, copier, printers and fax machine, etc)!
It's been an amazing opportunity and I love working in my yoga pants... but sometimes being home based makes it challenging to grow the ministry, bring in volunteers or meet with pastors, clients, etc.
Yesterday, out of the blue, ARIN was offered some discounted office space. So on a moments notice... I went to see it.It is located within 100 feet to 3 miles of four college campuses: University California at Irvine, Pepperdine University, Irvine Valley College and Standbridge College. This is a total "God thing"... as our local pregnancy resource center recently closed its doors near these same campuses. Dozens of churches are with 2-5 miles and numerous professional therapists occupy space in the building. It is directly across the street from John Wayne Airport and central to the largest business area in Orange County, CA. Upon visitation.... the office space ROCKED! It is 160+ square feet. A nice size for a 2 person space! It's also big enough to run support groups in. Our local churches are not running support groups presently, so this is also a total God-send! The office was normally listed at over $660+ a month and they're willing to donate almost 50%. The two story, small scale office building is humble in appearance, but Divine in His Glory. The General Manager is a doll and an amazing Christian woman! She thinks the healing of women/men and their families will change our nation. We, of course, agreed! So, with her amazing discounted offer, the office would rent to us at $350/month, plus internet and phone costs. Total cost... We're looking at around $400/month (which for the location in Orange County, California is CHEAP)! Churches, who have previously offered us extra space, have quoted us $300-$400 for the rental of a small cubicle, which is difficult to do for privacy issues. The offered space comes with a full time receptionist (would assist us in answering phones); conference room available (for planning sessions, trainings to local pastors and PRC staff); free parking (another total blessing in Orange County); mailroom and mail service (we can cancel our PO box) plus a whole lot of other great features! We are prayerfully considering this option and will need to fundraise quickly in order to secure the space. We need not sign any long term contract, which is a HUGE plus. But we may be able to secure an even lower monthly rate if we can pay 6 months up front. This General Manager was really willing to go to bat for us! Talk about opportunity! Please consider ARIN in your end of year giving and help us receive, what we believe is a Gift from God! Every little bit donated adds up. Feel free to share this email with others who might be interested in helping.Click here if you feel so led: Donate to ARINWe are greatly appreciative for your continued support!
Happy New Year Everyone...
President / Founding Partner
Abortion Recovery InterNational, Inc.