Rebuilding Together - 2023




Mattapan, MA
(address will be provided to volunteers) 
June -October 2022
series of smaller work projects

Rebuilding Together - 2023

Join us as we transform the home of a deserving homeowner in Boston!

The MMBA will partner with Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) as skilled and unskilled volunteers (you!) to donate time, talent, and resources for a "hands-on" day of home repairs and renovations. This year's project is a continuation of what we started in 2022 to help a very deserving family (see below) that is unable to pay for essential home repairs and much-needed updates! We need to raise $60,000 for this project because of the scope and need -but we can do it! Together we can transform their lives by providing them a safe handicap ramp and walkway access, a new roof, some new windows, electric updates and a new heating system. access improving the safety and health of their home and revitalizing a neighborhood!

This renovation is not our typical project with everything done in one day. Instead, we are going to have smaller work projects for volunteers starting in June and ending in the fall. At the end, when everything is complete, all sponsors and volunteers will be invited to a "We Did It!" celebration at the house with our homeowners so everyone can see what was accomplished.

Meet our Homeowners:  

Mrs. D lives at the home with her husband and 20-year-old son who has Cerebral Palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. Mrs. D has health challenges including diabetes, kidney failure, heart failure and has a pacemaker. Mr. D is a truck driver and spends a considerable amount of time on the road. The home is 1.5 baths with 3 bedrooms. The heating system and house sealing are very poor forcing Mr. D. to carry his son to the second floor where the three sleep in one bedroom, which is warmed with a portable heater. Mr. D, when home, will bath their son in the second-floor shower.   

Originally RTB asked if we could make the home accessible by improving the wheelchair ramp, sidewalk and declutter. We initially saw pictures and then visited the home, met the homeowners, and met with RTB and some skilled professionals -we knew that we couldn't just give this family a new ramp and walkway to get into the house. We needed to give this family heat, a safe electric system, a new roof and some other slightly major repairs. We knew that this was now a $60,000+ rehab.

Our 2022 MMBF President, Douglas Smith, talked about the homeowner story and about the generosity of our members when it is known that there is a family in real need. Can we raise the amount of money needed to take on this project? To which Douglas replied - Mortgage Network will be a sponsor!  

How can you help?

  • Be a Heating System Sponsor ($10,000)! Donate $10,000 and bring up to 15 volunteers to work! 
  • Be a Handicap Ramp Sponsor ($5,000)! Donate $5,000 and bring up to 10 volunteers to work!!
  • Be a Walkway Sponsor ($3,500)! Donate $3,500 and bring up to 10 volunteers to work!
  • Be a Building Permit Sponsor ($2,500)! Donate $2,500 and bring up to 7 volunteers to work!
  • Be a Landscape Sponsor ($1,000)! Donate $1,000 and bring up to 5 volunteers to work!
  • Be an individual sponsor ($250) and volunteer to work!

Why should you become a sponsor and work in June? 

  • It will be a project that you and your staff will never forget. We will transform this home and change their lives!
  • The MMB Foundation and Rebuilding Together Boston are tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3).
  • Contributions to RTB meet the qualified investment definition under the Massachusetts Community Reinvestment Act, General Laws chapter 167, section 14 and its implementing regulations 209 CMR 46.00  and 209 CMR 54.00 et seq.