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REBUILDING TOGETHER PENINSULA

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews 122

Nonprofit Issues:

Homeless & Housing, Philanthropy

Address:

841 Kaynyne Street Redwood City CA 94063 USA

Mission:

Vision: A safe and healthy home for every person. Mission: Bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.

Results:

25 YEARS OF RESTORING THE FEELING OF HOME: • 60,000 volunteers rallied • 650 roofs replaced • 4,180 smoke detectors replaced • 2,207 grab bars installed • 8,073 sheets of plywood hung • 10,032 ladders climbed • 62,920 gallons of paint spread • 1,333,500 nails pounded

Target demographics:

Low-income neighbors - seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, families with children, and other nonprofits - in need of home/facility repairs and safety modifcations.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Create safe and healthy environments for 200 households and 25 community centers.

Geographic areas served:

San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties

Programs:

Over the last 25 years, Rebuilding Together Peninsula has worked to provide repairs and renovations for the Peninsula’s most vulnerable neighbors – seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and families with children. We are building the expertise and infrastructure needed to tackle the needs of the Peninsula’s low-income homeowners. Today, the organization completes approximately 200 repair projects each year with the help of some 3,000 volunteers through its National Rebuilding Day, Safe at Home, and Team Build programs.

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650.366.6597
http://www.rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

Raychem/Tyco Electronics has been supporting this orgainzation for over 20 years. It has always been a very rewarding eperience for our employee volunterrs to particpate on National Rebuilding Day. The leadership and staff have always been "top notch". It is an honor and a privilege to be a Board Member!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The smiles of the beneficiaries of the serices provided!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Quality of the staff and of the Board Members

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Outstanding!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

This chapter has to be in the top 5 in the country, With more funds and resources the benefits could be spread

Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?

Tyco Electronics

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have worked with Rebuilding Together for National Rebuilding Day for the last 3 years. I have done work rebuilding and repainting local community centers, such as the Girls Club. The work is always challenging, but the staff is positive, and everyone works very efficiently. The moment that sums it up for me came last year, when we were repainting a living facility for seniors. One of the men who lived there came out on his balcony while we were painting it. He talked to us, showed us photos he had taken, and told us how much he appreciated our work. The best part about Rebuilding Together is seeing the change you can make in just one day.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The faces of the people I have helped.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure that everyone on the work site knows exactly what they should be doing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to see the difference you can make in only 6 to 8 hours of hard work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Always dedicated, positive, and enthusiastic, even if they aren't the most skilled painters or builders.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help a heck of a lot of people. This organization works very efficiently on work sites and definitely gets the most out of what it has.

Ways to make it better...

I had had a little more instruction about exactly what task I was supposed to be doing.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting more volunteers and keeping the volunteers they get.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a great way to fulfill any service hour requirement you have for school.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I have worked with Rebuilding Together Peninsula on National Rebuilding Day for the last three years. I have done work rebuilding and repainting community centers. The work is hard, but you can really see the difference you can make in only 6 to 8 hours. The moment that sums it up for me came last year, when I was helping to repaint a housing facility for seniors. One of the men who lived there came out onto his patio while we were painting it and told us how much he appreciated our help. He was genuinely grateful that we were helping to make his world a little brighter.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The faces of the people whose lives I have affected in a positive way.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure that everyone has an assigned task that they know how to do.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the difference you can make in just one day.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Always dedicated, enthusiastic, and positive, even if they weren't the most technically skilled at painting or building.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help a heck of a lot of people. The rebuilding days are always run very efficiently, so Rebuilding Together definitely gets the most out of what it has.

Ways to make it better...

I had had a little more understanding of exactly I was supposed to be doing at a given time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting more volunteers and keeping the volunteers they get.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a great way to fulfill any required community service hours that you have for school.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

This organization allows people to really get their hands on a project that makes a difference in the lives of people in the community, with little or no skill and plenty of oversight and fun. On National Rebuilding Day, the last Saturday in April (or for a team building event year round) your organization can make the home of a neighbor in need warmer and safer and give them greater independence and comfort. It is amazing what 40 pairs of hands can do in one day at one home (and what can be done in one day at 75 sites around the area). This truly is about revitalization, recycling and reuse - not new construction. It's amazing. You should try it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the community every year and on the face of every homeowner.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how well-organized and prepared they are and how much support they provide and the improvements they make year over year

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing and enthusiastic. The youth volunteers are especially fun.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give an entire needy neighborhood a facelift and a better sense of safety and community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-4-01

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