Our Home Makeover Process

We have done four successful “home makeovers”.  This is made possible through community donations, financial and in-kind. We contact local skilled labor groups that are necessary to complete the scope of work on the project. Such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, masons, etc. We also solicit unskilled people to volunteer their time and energy to assist with all the unskilled aspects of the project; cleaning, packing, hauling, moving, etc. 

The actual “home makeover” takes place on Memorial Day weekend, with some preliminary work completed ahead when necessary. 

The family chosen for the makeover leaves for the duration of the work, having packed their belongings and storing them in a donated trailer. The weekend of the build volunteers start working as early as 6:00 to 7:00 am and end each day as the sun sets. Numerous volunteers now plan this weekend off work solely to donate the entire time to the “build”.

See details about the 2014 makeover and the Knispel Family