Get Involved

There are many ways you can help Rebuilding Together.  Your contributions are key to our ability to help transform lives and keep our communities vibrant, strong and beautiful.
We are all neighbors helping neighbors, right here in our local towns.  You don’t need to have any special skills and every contribution matters.
 
Here are some of the ways you can help us:  
JOIN A COMMITTEE Project Management: This committee engages in all aspects of selecting, evaluating, budgeting, planning, and carrying out projects. Committee members to outreach to lcoate potential project sites, evaluate projects for suitability, and develop work scopes. They then recruit home team leaders and provide training events and guidance for the project leaders. The Project Management Committee also inventories and manges the warehouse and secures all permits and rental items needed at projects. Members are needed for any roles in this dynamic hands-on committee. Fund Development: Our major fundraisers, Trivia Night and the Fix It Up Raffle, are loads of fun and are the result of a lot of great work by volunteers. Help plan these events as well as organize other benefit nights, social media/online fundraising, or come up with other exciting ways to raise support that will benefit homeowners in need. Help attract new funding sources (i.e., sponsors, donors, grantors) and connect with current supporters. Commitment of at least one year and participation in one or more of our fundraising events. Marketing & PR: Help us with outreach, media kits, press releases, social media and graphic design, so we can spread the word about our mission, Rebuilding Day projects, fundraising events, and more. Email info@RTNorthJersey.org to get involved with these or other committees (Project Management, Home Teams, Project Selections).

SHOP ONLINE

Your online shopping can support Rebuilding Together at no additional cost to you. Click on the links below to use AmazonSmile or GoodShop, and designate that a percentage of your purchase price be donated to Rebuilding Together Bergen County. Try it the next time you shop online at Amazon or at any of the thousands of stores and websites available through GoodShop.com.       Use Goodshop to support Rebuilding Together Bergen County

JOIN OUR FIRE SAFETY TEAM

Help install smoke alarms one day a week or month in Bergen County or on our Community Revitalization and Fire Safety Days in October. IMPORTANT: Installers will need to use a ladder and tools (provided).  Other volunteers will share fire safety information, and help homeowners create a fire escape plan and complete a service-acknowledgment form.

If you are interested or would like more information, email Ronni at scharron@RTnorthjersey.org.

SPONSOR A REBUILDING DAY PROJECT

We’re looking for corporate sponsors to donate $7,500 and groups of 25 generous individual donors to contribute $300 annually (or in installments) to raise $7,500 – the cost of a Rebuilding Day house sponsorship.  Please visit our goal page  or contact us at info@rtnorthjersey.org so we can work together to help you become part of our signature National Rebuilding Day event. BECOME A REBUILDING VOLUNTEER Sustaining Volunteers: We receive requests for help with critical needs repairs and modifications year round.  There is a particular need for grab bars, safety railing, and access ramps for seniors and the disabled.  If you are a skilled in plumbing, carpentry, roofing, masonry, drywall repair or painting, we have urgent project requests that need your expertise.   Project Volunteers:  Rebuilding Together has two major project initiatives: National Rebuilding Month (April of each year) and Community Revitalization Month (October of each year). We generally fulfill major project work on weekends (Saturdays), but always need need volunteers during the week for prep days (particularly if you have skills in carpentry, masonry, painting).  If you have specific days when you can volunteer or have questions, please email Ronni, indicating what date(s) you can volunteer. Watch for our project calendar, and if you are able to help, please register! Ready to pitch in?  Fill out our Volunteer Registration Form (link above right). Please be as specific as possible regarding your skills, interests, and availability.
“You’re not just doing a project, you’re doing something for someone.” – Linda L., volunteer
Corporate Employee Engagement:  We LOVE the many good corporate citizens in our communities that want to give back.  If you are looking for a team-building activity or project to fulfill a Corporate Day of Service with Rebuilding Together North Jersey, please email us.  We’re happy to help you craft a project that is a “win-win-win” experience.  MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION: Your financial gift enables us to support operations and gives Rebuilding Together North Jersey the flexibility we need to grow and serve the many people who reach out to us for assistance. You can DONATE NOW by clicking here.    DONATE TOOLS AND MATERIALS: Rebuilding Together has limited capacity to accept donations of tools, construction supplies and materials.  We are in particular need of painting supplies, gloves, small hand tools, and tarps.  Please contact us at scharron@rtnorthjersey.org with your proposed donation. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   CONTACT REBUILDING TOGETHER NORTH JERSEY:
  • Phone: 201-447-8886
  • Fax: 201-857-3909
  • Email: info@RTNorthJersey.org
  • Address: PO Box 1389, Ridgewood NJ 07451-1389 
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