Rebuilding Together

We've Sponsored A 2024 Home!

CSI Chicago is committed to building that better future by partnering with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago to provide a Chicago family in need with a home that is safe, warm and dry. 

We’ve sponsored Ms. T’s home in the Englewood neighborhood through Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago.  This is the sixth straight year we have sponsored a home and we will be participating in National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Although we adopted the house, our real commitment is to improve the lives of Ms. T’s family by taking away the stresses that their home brings to their lives.

81-year-old Ms. T moved to Chicago from Mississippi in December 1965. She remembers that first winter being difficult, noting that “we didn’t wear boots in Mississippi!” She met her late husband shortly thereafter and raised her two kids in the house that she still calls home. Ms.T loves to cook and strike up a conversation, and you’ll love working with her.

There are three ways to participate and support our 2024 Rebuilding Together community engagement effort – donate your time, donate money or donate materials.

 

Donate Your Time - Volunteer (Volunteer sign up will open soon)

We are limited to only 15 onsite volunteers.  If you are a CSI Chicago member and are interested in volunteering onsite please contact our Community Engagement Committee contact listed below. 

Donate To The CSI Chicago Foundation*

The CSI Chicago Foundation supports the CSI Chicago Chapter by providing the funds necessary for us to ensure our homeowners home is safe, warm and dry. Please consider donating today. Any donation amount is helpful but if you donate at one of the three levels below by March 31, 2024 we will provide the special recognition listed below plus recognize you on the banner outside Ms. T’s home on National Rebuilding Day.

Donate Here

Recognition on/at
CSI Chicago Chapter's:

Champion
Donor
$1,000+

Master
Donor
$500-$999

Star
Donor
$50-$499

Social Media

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Website (Foundation webpage)

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Awards Celebration

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 *CSI Chicago Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization registered in the state of Illinois.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID# 83-2449064.

Donate Materials

If you or your company are interested in donating materials for our home, please contact our Community Engagement Committee contacts below, the sooner the better. Below is the scope of Ms. T’s Home.

Work scope: Whole House

Classification: Medium

  

Safe at Home Repairs:

  • Install grab bars, shower bench, handheld shower head, and ADA toilet in first floor bathroom

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, and fire extinguisher throughout home

Additional Home Repairs:

  • Repair back storm door lock

  • Repair basement lights

  • Winterize open, unused drains in basement (sink and toilet)

  • Support supply pipes near laundry in basement

  • Replace kitchen faucet and stove

  • Seal and repaint wood paneling tub surround in bathroom; replace subfloor

  • Paint and minor patching in six rooms; repair ceiling drywall in one room

  • Remove clutter throughout home and on back porch

  • Minor planting and cleanup in front yard

  

Questions?  Contact our Community Engagement Committee Chair.



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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.

 

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