Rebuilding Together


“We rise by lifting others. Giving back builds hope —
and when there is hope there is always a future.”

-Norman Mugisha, a Scholar studying at EARTH University in Costa Rica.

CSI Chicago is committed to building that better future by partnering with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago to provide a family in need with a home that is safe, warm and dry.  The past two years, we will adopted a home and will rehab it on National Rebuilding Day in April.  Although we adopt a house, our real commitment is to improve the lives of the family that lives there by taking away the stresses that their home brings to their lives. We look forward to the next year of giving back through Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago.

Giving Back With Rebuilding Together Despite Cancelled Rebuild Day
Rebuiding Together Committee Update 8/20/2020

For the first time in 29 years, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago canceled the annual National Rebuild Day last April to protect homeowners and volunteers from COVID-19. Many of the homeowners are of a vulnerable population and their needs can go beyond home improvements. RTMC will be providing PPE and food in addition to home improvements that can be performed by their own staff.

This would have been CSI Chicago’s third year sponsoring a home and we were looking forward to bringing our group of volunteers to the sponsored home in the Englewood neighborhood. The CSI Chicago board has voted to donate this year’s $2,500 Rebuilding Together Home Sponsorship fee to Rebuilding Together – Metro Chicago (RTMC) to help our sponsored home owner and other families. Some of the improvements RTMC will address in the family’s home include: grab bars, a tub bench, a handheld shower unit, address number visibility, railings, GFIC outlets, and smoke and CO detectors. The donation will also be used to help provide food and PPE to local families during the pandemic.

Although we never got to “swing the hammer” this year, we are happy to continue supporting the RTMC mission and will adopt a home for the next National Rebuilding Day. We hope you can join us.

Be a part of it in 2020. Help make a difference.

Join us in helping provide a family with their much needed home improvements to live a life of safety and happiness.

Our 2020 homeowner is
a quiet, sweet 72-year-old woman who has lived in her home 19 years. Her home constantly smells of baking as she makes cakes for family and friends, decorating them with favorite colors and characters. She loves to see the joy that her cakes can bring to those around her.

This year's sponsored home is classified as a "medium" home and repairs include safety and ease of use upgrades in the bathroom, replacing stair railing inside and outside, painting, landscaping, updating electrical outlets, and general cleaning.

As we learn more about the material donations and volunteers for the Rebuild Day we will be sure to let you know.  Right now, you can best support this effort by providing financial support through a donation to the CSI Chicago Foundation.

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Check out our past projects.

2019 Project  2018 Project


Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is an organization that works to improve the declining housing stock of homeowners in Chicago and Cook County. They serve existing homeowners, who, due to financial or physical limitations, have been unable to maintain their homes.