Keesee Chapel Renovation

More than a Building:
The renovation of Keesee Chapel

About Keesee Chapel – Building for the Future

Since opening in 1956, Keesee Chapel has hosted approximately 1,000 professions of faith and has provided thousands of children their first exposure to Christ. Through the years, the building has expanded its use to become a place for worship, reflection, understanding, and celebration.

Our Goal

Our goal is to enhance spiritual and educational experiences for all by renovating the Keesee Chapel with upgrades to equipment, new worship decor, space modulation, and more. Whether it’s a guest being able to pray without interruption, or a church youth group utilizing the audio/visual upgrades for their services, we want all to feel welcome and empowered in this new modernized space.

Project Needs and Upgrades

Principal Cross – Pulpit – Praise Banners – Interlocking Chairs – Accordion Wall/Partition – Ceiling Replacement – Carpet and Vinyl Flooring – Additional Restroom – Upgraded Sound System – Projectors and Screens – Table and Chair Area for Training

Thank you to the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund, Inc. for generously offering to match up to $25,000 for this project. Because of this incredible gift, the impact of your gift DOUBLES. Don’t miss you chance to make such an important and lasting impact in the lives of the children and adults HopeTree supports.

To learn more about the Keesee Fund, please click here.

If you feel led to contribute financially towards this project, please see your options below:

Mail your Donation

You can mail cash or check donations. Please include a note with your cash donation indicating it is for the Chapel Renovation.
Please make your check out to “HopeTree Family Services” and include “Chapel Renovation” on the memo line.
Mail donations to:

ATTN: Advancement
HopeTree Family Services
PO Box 849
Salem, VA 24153

Make an Online Donation

To make an online donation, please click the red button below and be sure to select “Chapel Renovation”
in the memo line from the dropdown menu.

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For more information, or to request a visit
to your church, class, or group, please contact:

Donna Weinz
Director of Development

Chas Colley
Church & Community Relations Coordinator