Have you ever changed a life before lunch? If not, now is your opportunity!
Rebuilding Together Fox Valley provides critical home modifications and repairs for low-income neighbors in need from Outagamie, Calumet, Winnebago, and Waupaca Counties, at no cost to the low-income home owner. Our largest impact event is National Rebuilding Day, where we partner with businesses and their respective volunteer groups to address the needs of numerous homeowners in a single day.
But our work does not stop there! Rebuilding Together Fox Valley serves homeowners year-round. On the Second Saturday of each month, we make homes safer and healthier for several homeowners in need.
Volunteers meet at 8:00 am and work until 12:00 pm, completing as many home modifications and repairs as possible in the timeframe allocated. We provide all of the tools, materials, and an onsite House Captain, to provide leadership/direction, to complete the project successfully.
If you would like to get a sense of the projects and impact that we have on the life of a homeowner in 4 hours, click here to see past project days. For additional information and answers to commonly asked questions, click here.
Become a [Re]builder and join us on an upcoming Second Saturday! Click on the Toolbox for Current Opportunities.
National Rebuilding Day
National Rebuilding Month originated in 1973 in Midland, Texas with volunteers helping neighbors rebuild their homes. The group founded Rebuilding Together, at the time called “Christmas in April,” and gathered around a month of service each year in April. The mission then grew beyond the idea of providing service one month per year to bringing volunteers together to provide neighbors in need with critical repairs year-round.
When you hear the word "home," what comes to mind? For some of our neighbors, “home” does not mean a sense of security, belonging and happy memories. It instead means uncertainty, isolation and hopelessness. With the help of volunteers year-round volunteers, we’re changing this reality by repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives. We are working to ensure safe homes and communities for everyone.
On May 22, 2021, 165 volunteers, representing these companies, gathered at Linwood Park to make 198 home modifications and repairs to 18 homes in the West Appleton Neighborhood. The City of Appleton Mayor, Jake Woodford, honored us with some opening remarks about the importance and value of neighborhoods in Appleton.
At the conclusion of the day over 1,320 service hours, valued at $41,540, were given to the neighborhood to make homes safe and healthy. In addition, these sponsors provided the necessary funds to purchase the materials, equipment, and support to make the day happen. If you or your company would like to partner and collaborate on projects like this in the future, contact Brent Bowman, Development & Outreach Manager, at Brent@rtfv.org or 920-730-2156.
Our next National Rebuilding Day will be held in May of 2022. Watch this page for more details or contact Brent Bowman at Brent@rtfv.org if your company would be interested in being part of this National event.
Rebuilding Together Fox Valley holds an annual fundraising event aptly referred to as the [Re]vitalize Gala.
The event brings together individuals, businesses, and organizations who have a passion to help keep older adults, veterans, and individuals with disabilities safe and healthy in their respective homes. Held on a Friday, its intended to help jump start your weekend while raising funds to help people “Age in Place.” Several of our participants remain downtown, following our event, to take in the local scene listening to music at various venues downtown.
To keep the evening fun and engaging, there is no formal sit-down dinner but instead a wide variety of appetizers prepared by the well-known Zuppa’s restaurant located in Neenah.
In addition, a number of activities are available that follow the popular boardgame Monopoly. In the middle of the venue, one will find a LIFESIZE Monopoly board where properties can be purchased, and wealth accumulated. As well, there are opportunities to play Chance and Community Chest cards just like the real game. Near the close of the evening, individuals who purchased keys, to one of our doors, are given the opportunity to see if their key unlocks a door to reveal a grand prize.
It an evening of FUN with a PURPOSE! Click on the dice for information about the current years Gala.