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Facility Facelifts

Throughout the year, RTMC is able to provide repairs to 2-5 nonprofits that support our community. We do this through the Facility Facelifts program, which operates year-round and is contingent upon both volunteer engagement and funding.

How to qualify for Facility Facelifts:

  • Any applying organization must be a registered 501c3 organization in Montgomery County, MD.
  • The organization must primarily serve low-income clients.
  • The organization must either own a property or have, at a minimum, a 3-year lease on the facility.

How to apply for Facility Facelifts:
Complete the 2015 FF Application 3.5.15, collect the required support documents, and submit by email, mail or fax to Rebuilding Together Montgomery County.

Playhouses for Playgrounds

Every other year, we provide handicap accessible playhouses to qualifying and selected local nonprofits. These playhouses are acquired through RTMC’s signature fundraiser, Rebuilding Hope: The RTMC Playhouse Project, (which is held every even-numbered year in May) and then distributed to the selected nonprofits through the Playhouses for Playgrounds program. This program accepts applications from July-October of odd-numbered years.

How to qualify for Playhouses for Playgrounds:

  • Any applying organization must be a registered 501c3 organization in Montgomery County, MD.
  • The organization must primarily serve low-income clients and provide child care services on-site.
  • The organization must either own a property or have, at a minimum, a 3-year lease on the facility.

How to apply for Playhouses for Playgrounds:
Complete the Playhouses for Playgrounds program application, collect the required support documents, and submit by email, mail or fax to Rebuilding Together Montgomery County.

OFFICE SUPPORT

RTMC is always in need of volunteers interested in contributing their energy and talents to help our office associates. If you would like to help us with data entry, donor outreach or even our newsletter and other media projects, we want to know!

NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY WEEKEND

Held every April at Rebuilding Together affiliates across the nation. Volunteers from each region will join together to provide life-saving and critical home repairs for vulnerable families in need. The work is done at no cost to recipient families, and funds are raised through sponsorships, donations, and in-kind gifts of materials and labor. National Rebuilding Day comes to life when caring individuals like you join the effort!

NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY WEEKEND

Held every April at Rebuilding Together affiliates across the nation. Volunteers from each region will join together to provide life-saving and critical home repairs for vulnerable families in need. The work is done at no cost to recipient families, and funds are raised through sponsorships, donations, and in-kind gifts of materials and labor. National Rebuilding Day comes to life when schools and student groups mobilize to make an impact!

ELEVATE WITH RTMC

Elevate is a year-round program for high school students who are interested in spending their time building an accessibility ramp for a lower-income homeowner with disabilities. Work is supervised by a professional carpenter or handyman and preformed over the course of two to three days. Through the site planning, teamwork and the use of carpentry materials, students develop leadership and communication skills while contributing to local communities.

In 2015, RTMC is offering two, 3-day sessions of Elevate: one in the summer and one in the fall. Each session will provide participants the opportunity to earn up to 30 community service hours on the project.

NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY

National Rebuilding Day is our biggest engagement, accounting for one-third of our total projects completed each year. Held annually on the last weekend in April, National Rebuilding Day is the culmination of a year of planning, training, organizing, and mobilizing hundreds of community volunteers and sponsors to repair and renovate multiple homes throughout Montgomery County.

The homes are sponsored by local businesses, civic groups, faith-based organizations, schools, and associations. In partnership with RTMC, these groups gather volunteers, develop scopes of work, plan and execute dozens of large-scale home repair projects. Corporate Leadership Opportunities on National Rebuilding Day include:

  • “Adopt” a home in the community
  • Collaborate on media efforts
  • Large scale sponsorship opportunities
  • Individual house sponsorship opportunities
  • Become a project leader, crew leader, or volunteer coordinator
  • Control the scope or work and time commitment

GOLF CLASSIC

Serve a leadership role on the golf committee or send a team of volunteers to assist with logistics while raising money for our families in need of warm, safe, and dry homes. The RTMC Golf Classic is hosted annually at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, MD on or around the first week of October.

In addition to volunteer opportunities, sponsorship opportunities are also available.

REBUILDING HOPE: THE RTMC PLAYHOUSE PROJECT

Every other year, RTMC hosts a playhouse fundraiser in which local builders create unique playhouses to be displayed at The Shops at Wisconsin Place for a month, and then auctioned off live at a reception.

 

In addition to the auction, there are multiple marketing and promotional opportunities including Community Day at the Shops at Wisconsin Place.

 

Community Day is a fun a free event to build momentum for Rebuilding Hope. It offers a sneak preview of the RTMC playhouses, as well as a day of family-oriented fun. The plaza will host children’s activities for a day of celebration for all to enjoy. Community Day also coincides with in-store shopping days featuring special offers at participating retailers. A portion of the proceeds will support RTMC’s work to rebuild the homes of our county’s veterans, elderly and families with children. Highlights include:

  • A special RTMC Playhouse Review
  • A Children’s Coloring Station
  • Face Painting

How You Can Help

Individuals, businesses and skilled trade professionals can make a difference through:

  • Building Materials and Skilled Labor – Those in the skilled trades receive promotional consideration in exchange for contributed materials or labor. RTMC is always welcoming of volunteer construction teams committed to securing the materials and building a playhouse for this great event.
  • Gifts In Kind – Businesses in food services, events and hospitality earn promotional consideration for contributions in the form of catering, entertainment, and other materials and services

In addition to volunteer opportunities, sponsorship opportunities are also available.

  • Monetary Gifts / Donations – Individuals interested in helping local communities can support our work through tax-deductible cash donations

Learn More About the Playhouse Auction and Reception!

HOST A DRIVE

Host an internal corporate drive to help collect items Rebuilding Together uses on home rebuilds and for their clients throughout the holidays. Items can include tools, home goods, and gift cards for stores such as Home Depot, Ace Hardware and other similar home goods stores.