PITTSBURG — Many local nonprofits are based at wherever the organizers are that day or are spread far and wide across the community.  

The All Aboard Foundation is building a home for these organizations.

“The purpose for the center is to create an affordable, quality workplace that encourages cross organizational collaboration and provide a location in the community that will be easily accessible to both clients and employees,” Fundraising and Event Coordinator Cassie Bicknell said.

The All Aboard Foundation was developed in 2015 by Watco, “to provide funding for a better quality of life in the communities in which Watco Serves,” a release said.

“We want our team members to be surrounded by communities that are growing and actively involved in the betterment of life and sustainability,” the release said.

What was once an Arvest Bank will become the All Aboard Center which will be a multi-tenant center for 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations. Renovations officially started in May.

Local nonprofit organizations will have an office and there will also be space provided for “on a daily basis” needs.

The center “allows for better allocation of resources” and it provides a single location stop for client which require many services from multiple nonprofits, Bicknell said.  

On August 1, the tenants are expected to move in. Bicknell said the foundation plans to host an open house for the community to learn about organizations and “to introduce the building to the community and celebrate the future.”

The facility is 80 percent full of local nonprofits. Interested parties interested in leasing an office may contact Bicknell at 620-240-6672.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.