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Fundraisers, Bucky Books, & Donations

Why Do We Need Donations?

Nottingham,, the beautiful building that it is, is almost 100 years old. And unfortunately, we do not have 100 years worth of savings. Nottingham serves mostly low and moderate income individuals and keeps rent low to benefit the folx who need it most. Our house makes a modest income, but the cost of our maintenance needs far outweigh our savings or potential earnings for the next 15 years.

To address years of overdue maintenance, we are fundraising and asking for donations to support our efforts to make progress on much needed projects.

How you can help:

  • Buy a Bucky Book from one of our members will soon be selling Bucky Books in person as well as online. Please contact or message us through our Facebook page for more information.

  • Sell Bucky Books on our behalf.

  • Donate directly with the link below. (OPTION COMING SOON)

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Retaining Wall - $90,000 - $100,000

Nottingham situates itself right next to the beautiful lake Mendota. It gives us the most lovely view here at the house, but it also means that our property suffers disproportionately from soil erosion. Current residents are told that our property used to have an additional 10 feet of yard 20+ years ago and we don't want to lose any more of what we have.


Lake staircase - $30,000

Our lake staircase is the second victim of erosion on our property. The current staircase is held up in part by metal sheets and the mighty will of current Hamsters. There are parts of this staircase where the ground underneath has been completely eroded and nothing holds up the concrete. This is due in part to improper drainage, which we are in the process of getting a quote for.

Chimney Repair - $20,000 - $25,000

Our chimney will need to receive maintenance within the next three years to prevent it from deteriorating.

James Bates, 2000

Removal of Ivy - $9,000

Even though we all adore the way our ivy looks on the facade of our building, the growth will damage the brickwork over time and it will need to be removed. We would ideally like to have a well-kept trellis or two for the Ivy to safely grow there without disturbing our bricks.

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