Rebuilding Together Community Engagement Event

When:  Apr 27, 2024 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago


We've Sponsored A 2024 Home!

CSI Chicago’s 2024 Rebuilding Together Community Engagement Event is on Saturday, April 27, 2024.  If you or your companies are interested in helping please contact Lupe Casimiro at or 312.909.3123 as soon as possible.


CSI Chicago has partnered with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago for the sixth year straight to provide a Chicago family in need with a home that is safe, warm and dry. We’ve sponsored Ms. T’s home in the Englewood neighborhood. 81-year-old Ms. T moved to Chicago from Mississippi in December 1965. She remembers that first winter being difficult, noting that “we didn’t wear boots in Mississippi!” She met her late husband shortly thereafter and raised her two kids in the house that she still calls home. Ms.T loves to cook and strike up a conversation, and we love working with her.


Our commitment is to improve the lives of Ms. T’s family by taking away the stresses that their home brings to their lives.  The CSI Chicago Community Engagement committee led by Lupe Casimiro has completed multiple site visits to Ms. T’s home and has developed the below scope of work for the rebuild.   The committee is looking for material donations or monetary donations to help purchase the items in the scope.


Work scope: Whole House

Classification: Medium


Safe at Home Repairs:

  • Install grab bars, shower bench, handheld shower head, and ADA toilet in first floor bathroom

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, and fire extinguisher throughout home

Additional Home Repairs:

  • Repair back storm door lock

  • Repair/replace basement lights

  • Winterize open, unused drains in basement (sink and toilet)

  • Support supply pipes near laundry in basement

  • Replace kitchen base cabinet, countertop, sink, faucet and stove

  • Seal and repaint or replace wood paneling tub surround in bathroom; replace subfloor

  • Paint and minor patching in three rooms; repair ceiling drywall in one room

  • Remove clutter throughout home and on back porch

  • Minor planting and cleanup in front and back yard

  • Install carpet tile flooring in two rooms

  • Install 4 new light fixtures

  • Replace one window and install 5 window blinds.

If you are interested in donating your time or any of the above materials or donating money for the committee to purchase any of the above materials please contact Lupe Casimiro at or 312.909.3123 as soon as possible.


CSI Chicago will recognize all donations at the job site on National Rebuild Day on Saturday, April 27, 2024 plus on CSI Chicago’s Rebuilding Together Webpage and Social Media. If you have already donated, thank you.

Event Contact

Lupe Casimiro