The non-profit organization has already accepted sufficient donations to qualify for a matching state grant, she explained.
This recent progress is perfectly timed, Eaton indicated, noting April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. The center is planning to take part in a related campaign, she said.
Burns expressed his anticipation of showing the new building to the community.
"I also look forward to our ribbon-cutting and 'Sip and See' event scheduled for March 28 and to giving members of the community the opportunity to view firsthand our facility," he said.
The open house is set for 4-6 p.m. Thursday with iced tea, lemonade and cookies for everyone.
All donations are appreciated, Eaton explained, noting donors will be able to pick out specific items to help furnish the new office space and provide other essentials.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made directly or online by visiting cacpalopinto.org.
Whether through volunteering or donating, Burns said everyone will "have the opportunity to become a part of the dream by contributing to the effort."
He said the center is off to a great start and expects to see more of the same.
"If the past several months have been any indication, I anticipate it will be a resounding success," he said.
For more information about the center or the upcoming event, contact Sheree Patterson at (940) 682-1883.