Program Description: The Containers of Care Community is a plan The Church of Common Good has initiated to develop an independent community that produces it’s own food, water sources, energy, and has an independent communications channel. This community will be developed using 100% recycled materials, starting with the main building component, decommissioned shipping containers. Micro-gardens with super-foods provide healthy diets, hand-drilled irrigation wells provide water needs, rain runoff and an on-site distillery provide fresh drinking water, solar and wind generators produce the energy, and the community produces instead of consuming. This is the goal of the Containers of Care community. This community will provide temporary housing for homeless families, battered women seeking refuge, and a second chance to those that need a helping hand. The facilities provides training in vocational studies such as audio/video production, fabrication and welding, culinary arts, alternative energy, agriculture, and communications networking. These skills are vital in the survival of mankind and have proven to be the most stable trades in the employment market today. Program Long-Term Success: The long term success of this project is to have a facility fabricated from 55 decommissioned shipping containers that includes 40 units for housing and 15 for administrative space. This facility should be located on a semi-rural lot no less than 5 acres in space and located on a high elevation level for water conservation. The facilities will be ran from solar panels created on-site using broken and cracked solar cells and handmade framing. The communications grid will be ran using a small in-house data center and ground station and a CubeSat will provide stable media and communications for the community. The community will have micro-gardens with super-foods, maintained by the residents and have a Meeting Center on-site for social meetings, education, and vocational training, a small library, and a business center with resume writers and interview professionals. We will also hold job fairs at this building. Program Short-Term Success: The short term goal is to acquire the land, permits, and resources to construct the Administrative Facilities for the Containers of Care Community and to begin accumulating the shipping containers needed to fabricate the housing facilities. We would also like to have the materials to construct the solar panels for the housing units and water reserve system for irrigation. This would give us enough of a start to seeking USDA Grants and funding from crowdsourcing. Program Success Monitored by: This project has specific milestones such as "Acquisition of Land", "Acquisition of Materials", etc. Each milestone is considered a success. Program Success Examples: So far we have produced a model of the design for the community and are currently working with an architectural designer and fabrications team to complete an engineer-approved blueprint for the community proposal.