Adopt-a-Home

Give a homeowner the critical repairs they need to stay safe at home

Give a homeowner the critical repairs they need to stay safe at home

Adopt-a-Home

Give a homeowner the critical repairs they need to stay safe at home

Rebuilding Together DC Alexandria has hosted National Rebuilding Day (NRD) every year since 1987. Teams of volunteers from companies, organizations, and houses of worship would repair homes owned by individuals and families in need in Washington, DC and Alexandria, Virginia. 

When the pandemic hit, we knew NRD had to look a little different. 

Because it is still unsafe for us to host volunteer events with hundreds of people, we’re giving you — our donors, partners, volunteers, and supporters — another way to get involved. 

With Adopt a Home, you can sponsor the repairs for an entire home, ranging from $2,500 to $15,000. Sponsorship comes with unique marketing opportunities, and some sponsorships can accommodate small outdoor volunteer engagement.

The best part is you get to give a homeowner with low-income the critical repairs they need to stay safe at home. And photos and videos of the process will give you a true understanding of your impact. 

Interested in Adopt a Home, or have questions? Reach out to Maggie Klefstad, Director of Development at mk@rebuildingtogetherdca.org 

ADOPT Catherine’s home: $5,000

Catherine is an African American female in her early 60s. She lives alone in her home she’s owned for 27 years in NE DC. She has grown children, and her grandkids sometimes come over to visit as well. Unfortunately, the home isn’t safe for Catherine or her grandkids. From the second floor bathroom, you can see straight down to the third floor. Her kitchen is nearly unusable. Catherine works nearly 40 hours a week, but can’t afford the major repairs she needs to keep her home safe for her, her children, and her grandkids. Catherine has been patiently waiting for repairs since October. 

For $5,000, you can provide the much needed relief Catherine and her family needs. Your sponsorship will come with Neighborhood Builder Benefits.

Email Maggie to sponsor or call 703-836-1021 x 506  

ADOPT Janet’s home: $7,500

Janet is a woman in her mid 60s, and has lived in her home in NE DC for over 20 years. Janet has an adult daughter with special needs who also lives in the home, and Janet serves as her full time caretaker. Like many of our clients, Janet has tried to use her limited income to make the critical repairs she needs, but she simply can’t afford it. Her kitchen needs significant repairs so that she can continue to care for herself and her daughter at home. Her entryway is dangerous for both of them, as well as any visitors they have. And a large hole in one of the bedrooms makes that space unsafe, too. 

For $7,500 you can provide the much needed relief Janet and her daughter need. Your sponsorship will come with Neighborhood Builder Benefits.

Email Maggie to sponsor or call 703-836-1021 x 506  

ADOPT Lou’s Home: $3,000 

Lou has lived in her SE DC home for nearly 40 years, and wants more than anything to age in place. Lou is in her early 70s has some mobility issues, making it hard for her to move easily around certain areas of the house, especially from upstairs to downstairs. A gaping hole in her ceiling means her bathroom leaks onto the first floor. Because she spends most of her time on the first floor, it’s essential for it to be as safe as possible. Lou also needs handyman repairs around the house, including new outlets, grab bars upstairs and downstairs, and handrails on the staircase. 

For $3,000 you can provide the much needed relief Lou needs! Your sponsorship will come with Home Builder Benefits.

Email Maggie to sponsor or call 703-836-1021 x 506  

ADOPT Tom’s Home: $2,500

Tom in his late 70s has lived in his home in Old Town for decades. He loves Alexandria, and Old Town specifically, with all of his heart. Some weeks he doesn’t even leave the neighborhood because Old Town has “all he needs.” Tom has health and mobility issues, but he wants more than anything to stay in the neighborhood and home he loves so dearly. Tom needs extensive exterior work, including landscaping. He also needs small handyman repairs around the home. 

For $2,500 you can provide the much needed relief Tom needs! Your sponsorship will come with Home Builder Benefits.

Email Maggie to sponsor or call 703-836-1021 x 506