In appreciation for all the support from the community, the Little House Society is planning an event for next Saturday.
The group is hosting the Gratitude and Grace Event at Kirkland House in Ladner to thank the community for all the support it has received over the past few months as it rebuilds the Little House on 12th Avenue in Tsawwassen.
The house is currently under construction, with completion slated for the end of November.
Originally a family home, the little white house on 12th Avenue was purchased by the Corporation of Delta in 1979 where it served as a home for programs offered by Delta Mental Health and Richmond Alcohol and Drug Action Team.
In May 1982, it was made available for 12-step meetings and in 2004 the Little House Society was established to oversee the facility.
For 27 years, the house served as a meeting place for 12-step recovery groups, however, in 2009 it was destroyed by fire.
Late last year the society launched a fundraising campaign to rebuild the house with a goal of raising $250,000.
Aside from rebuilding, the society is aiming at expanding its services. The new 1,800-square-foot facility will also be available to the community for use as a multi-purpose space as well as an education facility for the group.
As part of its mission, the society has committed to reduce and prevent the harm associated with substance abuse, and to support the efforts of abstinencebased recovery.
The Gratitude and Grace Event is scheduled to run from 2 to 5 p.m. The official welcome will take place at 3 p.m. and will be followed by coffee and dessert. There will be arts, crafts and activities for the children.
Organizers say it will be an indoor/outdoor event and recommend dressing warmly.