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    Rebuilding Together Oakland County

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    Rebuilding Together History

    Began with small number of affiliates 30+ years ago National Headquarters opened in 1988

    Currently the Nations leading home rehabilitation and community revitalization non-profit organization

    Vision A safe and healthy home for every person.

    Mission Bringing volunteers and communities together to improve

    the homes and lives of homeowners in need.

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    Who, What, and Where?

    Who they help: Disabled and aging Low-income families Veterans Natural disaster victims

    Services are provided free of charge General repairs Accessibility modifications Safety modifications Energy efficiency modifications

    Locations: Over 200 locally based affiliates

    nationwide Rebuilding Together Oakland

    County (RTOC)

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    When and Why?

    When do projects take place? Rebuilding Day: first Saturday in May (2011) Events are also scheduled throughout the calendar year

    Why? Home ownership: Home improvement and ownership is

    becoming increasingly expensive The elderly: 80% of those 50+ own homes, and want to

    age in place The disabled: 1 in 5 Americans has a disability Low-income families: most low-income families spend

    more than half of their income on housing

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    How can you help?

    Build a team, support a site! Encourage your employees to volunteer to repair a site

    Teams can be large or small groups can join existing teams

    Provide financial support RTOC offers various sponsor levels

    Financial donations of any amount are welcome

    Seek funds or matching programs through your corporation

    Make in-kind donations Including building materials, appliances, cleaning supplies,

    dumpsters, etc.

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    Creating a team

    Teams are composed of volunteers who perform both skilled and unskilled labor at various levels Administrative Kick-off event Work site

    General cleaning Landscaping Rough and finish carpentry Painting & masonry

    Volunteers will never be asked to perform work they are not comfortable doing

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    Creating a team

    RTOC is an open event! Encourage your employees to invite spouses,

    children, and friends This is a great opportunity for a family event Children ages 12 and up are welcome to attend

    Pick your community Sites are located throughout most of Oakland


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    Time commitment NOT AS MUCH AS YOU THINK

    Volunteer Training meeting Lowes training classes (optional)

    Ramp building Door framing General home repair

    Event Day Kick-off only day or full day shifts 4 hours or 8 hours AM or PM

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    RTOC offers sponsorship at several levels Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper

    Each sponsorship level comes with a variety of benefits Benefits range from website recognition to

    luncheons and are based on the amount donated

    For more information and to find donation forms, visit:

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    No time to participate? DONATE!

    Cleaning products Windex Fantastic Scrubbing bubbles Goo-Gone

    Paper towels Rags in a Box Garbage bags Lawn / Leaf bags

    Painting supplies Rollers Handles Plastic paint trays Assorted brushes Blue tape Plastic drop clothes Paint thinner

    Plastic gloves

    RTOC need supplies! Contribute to the cause with new products or gently used tools. Suggested items:

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    Participating Corporations & Teams 2010

    Bank of America Charter One Bank City of Southfield Eaton Corporation Alcoa Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Continental Automotive Systems Honeywell Hometown Solutions Lowes Charitable & Educational

    Foundation Sears Heros at Home City of Farmington Hills City of Wixom Clayco, Inc. Dantom Systems DTE Energy Foundation

    First Presbyterian Church of Pontiac

    Ford LOC Federal Credit Union Orchard Lake Community

    Church Presbyterian Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic

    Church St. Fabian Catholic Church & St.

    Fabian K of C #13362 St. James Catholic Church

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    2010 RTOC Results

    Event Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 Number of Participants: 1,300 Homes & buildings rehabilitated: 38 + 1 facility Communities Served: Farmington Hills, Southfield,

    South Lyon, Lake Area, Commerce Township, and Wixom

    Source: The Impact of Rebuilding Together: 2010, and Objectives for 2011. Rebuilding Together Oakland County.

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    2010 National Results

    10,000+ houses and non-profit facilities rehabilitated

    250,000 volunteers donated their time and skills

    Work was completed in 1,879 communities across America

    Source: The Impact of Rebuilding Together: 2010, and Objectives for 2011. Rebuilding Together Oakland County.

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    Eaton Corporations Contribution

    Eaton began its involvement with RTOC in 2009, and has since helped to rehabilitate 3 homes

    Over 100 Eaton employees and family members have contributed time and effort

    Each year, Eaton hosts the RTOC kick-off event for the 300+ community volunteers

    Eaton Corporate has provided $30,000 in donations to RTOC

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    HGTV & DIY Partnership

    In November 2010, Scripps Network chose Rebuilding Together as their charity of choice

    The partnership includes a three-year commitment, and came with a $1 million cash donation as well as a commitment to provide $15 million in support and media exposure

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    For Further Information

    Sponsorship OpportunitiesAl KaczkowskiExecutive Director

    Volunteer OpportunitiesJerry McKayPresident -