Autumn 2014
Keep up to date on all the happenings of Rebuilding Together Seattle

5th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting 
sets fundraising record!

On Friday, October 3, 2014, 300 Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS) supporters gathered at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) for the
5th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser. Together, event sponsors, donors, and attendees raised $160,000 for low income homeowners in need of critical home repairs, exceeding last year's total by $30,000!    

Rebuilding Together Seattle thanks everyone who helped make our 5th annual event a resounding success, including our Presenting Sponsor, Infiniti of Kirkland, Gold Sponsor, the Master Builders Association (MBA) of King and Snohomish Counties, and our matching donors, Jim and Debbie Bevier.   RTS also sends a special thanks to homeowners, Jack and Jennifer Slack, who shared about the impact that volunteers made on their lives: "The day that walkway was completed, I was able to walk myself down to the shop and work for the first time in four years.  Rebuilding Together Seattle gave us freedom, independence and a reason to get out of  bed again.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."   


To see event photos or stay up to date with the Rebuilding Together Seattle programs, please visit the RTS Facebook page or sign up for our quarterly newsletter.  Please SAVE THE DATE for next year's event on Friday, October 2, 2015 at MOHAI.  Cheers!

RTS launches new partnership with the Master Builders Association of 

King and Snohomish Counties!


Rebuilding Together Seattle is pleased to announce a brand new partnership with the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA). In October at the 5th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Rebuilding Together Seattle formally kicked off a two-year strategic partnership with MBA.  Along with serving as a Gold Sponsor at the annual event, the MBA is providing generous funding support toward Rebuilding Together Seattle's programs, and lending volunteer support from their membership and network.

"The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties is excited to partner with Rebuilding Together Seattle," said Aaron Adelstein, Director of Community Stewardship, Master Builders Association.  "RTS provides such an important service in our community and is a great fit with our association's values and resources. Through this partnership we'll be able to address critical housing needs, increase safety and improve quality of life for dozens of families." 


Rebuilding Together Seattle is truly grateful for this new partnership during our 25th Anniversary year.  "We can't be more excited about this opportunity and feel so honored to be selected by such a noteworthy organization as their new community partner," said RTS Executive Director, Margie Thirlby.  


The 2014 Annual Appeal


Each year, Rebuilding Together Seattle asks its supporters to consider making a tax deductible donation to support our mission and program expansion by participating in our Annual Appeal.  Historically, annual giving has played an essential role in meeting Rebuilding Together Seattle's program goals.   Since 1989, our donors have helped Rebuilding Together Seattle restore 1,175 homes and nonprofit facilities, providing more than $8.5 million in market value home repairs to our community!   We are truly thankful for the ongoing generosity of our community and are excited to announce details on this year's Annual Appeal as we celebrate our 25th year of programs.


During the 2014-2015 fiscal year (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015), Rebuilding Together Seattle hopes to help 160 families in need of critical home repairs   In order to make our 25th anniversary year a big success, we will be featuring our Annual Appeal during the first 25 days of December as the 25 Days of Giving. We will ask members of our community to consider making a donation to Rebuilding Together Seattle to help meet our program goals.  Thanks to the generosity of a dedicated group of donors, we will also be featuring a special pool of matching funds that will allow your donation to be matched dollar for dollar!


Please save the date for December 1st when Rebuilding Together Seattle kicks off our 25th Anniversary Annual Appeal 25 Days of Giving and announces our matching donors.  If you or your company is interested in serving as a matching donor for the 2014-2015 Annual Appeal, please contact Margie Thirlby at  If you would like to make your donation early, please visit our donation page or mail a check (made out to "Rebuilding Together Seattle") to 500 Aurora Ave N #305, Seattle WA 98109. Thank you! 

Autumn Programs Recap

Since the beginning of our fiscal year on July 1st, 2014, Rebuilding Together Seattle volunteers have helped 51 homeowners and nonprofit facilities! This year, our goal is to complete 160 total projects before June 30, 2015. 



Homeowner Spotlight

In March of 2014, Olu applied to Rebuilding Together Seattle, seeking help with plumbing and electrical issues in the home she shares with her two teenage daughters in Beacon Hill. Olu purchased the home for her family in 1997 but due to poor construction, the house was falling apart. Due to challenges with Diabetes and Arthritis, Olu was unable to keep up with repairs her aging home needed.    


On September 27, 2014, the Rebuilding Together Seattle Board and Staff held their annual rebuilding day project, assisting Olu and her family with the repairs they needed leading into the cold and wet winter.  Volunteers repaired her front steps and added handrails, fixed a leaking toilet and installed new bathroom flooring, put in new light fixtures throughout the home, cleaned her dryer vent to get it working properly again, installed new smoke detectors, removed clutter and completed yard work and trimming. 


Olu shared: "You all have contributed to making life worth living again. It is very easy to overlook simple things in life which can be a huge burden for some people but you have literally worked a miracle. Thank you for a new lease on life!"




January 24, 2015
April 25, 2015

May 12, 2015


More information to follow!


If you have questions or would like more info about any of these events, please contact Paige Schultz at or 206.682.1231

RTS has moved!

Rebuilding Together Seattle has moved into its new offices
in South Lake Union at the School of Visual Concepts building just south of where Mercer Street and SR 99 meet.  Thank you to those of you who joined us for our Fall Open House on November 5th to give our new space a nice housewarming! 

If you haven't already, please update our new address for your records:
Rebuilding Together Seattle
500 Aurora Ave N #305
Seattle, WA 98109
Thank You to our
Summer & Fall Sponsors

Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
Foster Pepper PLLC
Renewal By Andersen
Coldwell Banker Danforth 
November 22nd Assumption Catholic Church Safe at Home Project 
December 1st - 25th  25 Days of Giving:  2014 Annual Appeal 
December 6th Women Carpenter's Union Safe at Home Project 
April 25, 2015 25th Annual Spring Rebuilding Day 
May 12, 2015 2nd Annual Safe at Healthy Homes Breakfast 

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