A bucket load of money needed

Restoration – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a large home with pay windows and pillared doorways but it’s all fallen into a dilapidated state.


Matt had a love of making old things new again. when his grandmother died and left her old mansion to him, he was excited at the idea of renovating it and making it like it was in its prime.

There was one problem, however; where to get the money for renovations?

Matt’s mom came up with a brilliant idea. They started approaching charity organizations and big companies around that area and asked for help. The idea was to convert that old building into an old people’s home and run it as a free enterprise for those who can’t afford to get into expensive homes.

Within a year, with help of generous donors, the building was not only renovated but a trust was established to run the old people’s home. It was named after Matt’s grandmother.


Written for WritePhoto # Restoration, hosted by KL Caley



46 thoughts on “A bucket load of money needed

  1. This reminds me of a TV program I watched based on a true story of a widow who turned her large home into a transition home for some of the homeless in her area. Each person got their own room. No rent, but they had to contribute to via chores to the upkeep of the home. Her children weren’t too happy at first. But in the end the home was left as a transition home via the woman’s will. Encouraging when folks help the community that way 🙂

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      1. I enjoy reading about those millionares that are generous. But even more so with those who made donations before or after passing… that no one was expecting because they just didn’t know the extent of the kindness of the persons involved!!

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