Nonprofit Facility Repairs and Renovations
Here at Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley (RTSV), we believe that supporting our neighbors-in-need means supporting not just homeowers, but community focused organizations as well, like local nonprofits. When nonprofits spend less on overhead and facility maintenance, they spend more programs and carrying out their mission. That is why RTSV designs volunteer projects for nonprofits and their facilities as well as for homes. Our volunteers have tackled everything from rejuvenating a fitness trail at a facility where people recover from abuse and trauma, to installing new flooring at a community medical facility, to renovating bathrooms at a senior center.
Download and print the facilities repair application by clicking here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any point in the application process with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-578-9519.
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, 10/19/19, Roche Sequencing Solutions, San Jose
In October of 2019, a volunteer team from Roche Diagnostics Santa Clara addressed a variety of much-needed repair work at Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, a nonprofit that helps victims recover from domestic abuse. They repainted multiple rooms, replaced worn floor tiles, replaced faulty lighting, and built/rearranged various storage elements throughout the office. The result was a burst of energy, light and hope in a working space that relies on its welcoming and gentle nature to help its staff and clients engage in the healing process.
Asian Americans for Community Involvement, 10/19/19, Advantest America, Inc., San Jose
Advantest America, Inc., spent their Fall 2019 Rebuilding Day at the facility of Asian Americans for Community Involvement, a nonprofit that, through advocacy, representation, and mental and physical health research and services, seeks to “strengthen the hope and resilience of our community members.” Their project was to replace old and worn tile flooring, well on its way to posing potential tripping hazards. Efficiently and thoroughly, they completed the project with great success.
Uplift Family Services, 8/16/2019, Xilinx, Los Gatos
Xilinx volunteers braved 90+ degree heat to give back, working on a variety of projects at Uplift Family Services, Los Gatos. Uplift Family Services is a nonprofit that provides behavioral and mental heatlh treatment for victims of abuse and trauma. The facility in Los Gatos houses individuals recovering from said dificulties. The volunteers from Xilinx restored a fitness trail, installed a brand new sign at the entrance to the trail, pressure washed and cleaned buildings on campus, and even planted some brand new citrus trees.
Live Oak Senior Nutrition and Service Center, 10/19/19, Lynn Wedel Memorial Fund, Los Gatos
On Rebuilding Day of Fall, 2019, the longtime [Re]Builders, Lynn Wedel Memorial Fund Volunteer Team, tackled a variety of renovations for the Los Gatos based Live Oak Senior Nutrition and Service Center. This nonprofit provides daily meals and a gathering place for many older adults in Los Gatos and surrounding communities. The volunteer team made accessibility improvements to the restrooms, and beautified the porch, among other repairs, allowing Live Oak to focus on supporting their clients, instead of worrying about their safety or comfort.
LifeMoves, 09/14/2019, Silicon Valley Mechanical, San Jose
Silicon Valley Mechanical (SVM) let loose their wealth of skill and and experience on a project to revitalize the outdoor space around the LifeMoves Villa. LifeMoves focuses on finding solutions to homelessness here in the valley. The organization operates a number of facilities offering everything from case management to interim residence for people experiencing homelessness. The Villa, on South 11th Street in San Jose, houses families looking for a home for a period of 3-6 months, and staff there saw a need to provide adults in residence a quiet space to unwind and decompress after difficult days. SVM volunteers cleared out an unused side yard and designed and built a deck, walkway and planter beds, creating a relaxing outdoor patio for adults to use, in addition to painting and cleaning parts of the facility.