April 27, 2019 (All day)


Rebuilding Together is a national organization dedicated to community revitalization where volunteers join forces to fix up homes that have fallen into disrepair due to lack of resources and/or abilities of the homeowners.  On Saturday, April 27th, SEAOI will be joining hundreds of organizations across the city and across the country on National Rebuilding Together Day in sponsoring the home of Mr. Sanfelippo of Chicago Heights, IL.  To truly make a difference to Mr. Sanfelippo, SEAOI is looking for the most important component of all: YOU! 

Some of the activities the volunteers may be completing in Mr. Sanfelippo’s home are:

  • Dishwasher replacement
  • Washer/Dryer replacement
  • Window replacement
  • Carpet removal
  • Flooring replacement
  • Minor wall repair and patching
  • Touch-up painting
  • Landscaping
  • Assisting skilled laborers with minor plumbing and electrical work

Any homeowner knows that appliances are expensive, and Mr. Sanfelippo needs THREE!  If you or someone you know is upgrading their dishwasher, washing machine, or dryer before April 27th and would like to donate their (still working!) old one, please contact Michelle Ryland as soon as possible.  All donations will be acknowledged by RT with the appropriate tax information.


Transportation to and from Chicago Heights is still being coordinated. Volunteers may need to carpool and/or provide their own transportation. Details TBD.


  • Who: You are helping Mr. Sanfelipp
  • What: Home improvement projects to Mr. Sanfelippo’s home
  • Where: Chicago Heights, IL (the exact address will be shared with volunteers prior to Rebuild Day)
  • When: Saturday, April 27th, 2018, 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Why: Because giving back through community involvement is one of the most rewarding things you can participate in!

If you are interested in volunteering on National Rebuilding Together Day, please RSVP before April 2, 2019 with the link on the right tab. You will have the option to make a donation at that time.

If you cannot attend but would like to make a monetary donation to support this event, please use the donation link on the right tab.

Family members and significant others are welcome to join on Rebuild Day, but ALL VOLUNTEERS must be registered on SEAOI’s website.

Lunch will be provided and all volunteers will be expected to wear a Rebuilding Together t-shirt (distributed at the house).

Volunteer FAQ - Check back soon for an updated FAQ page.



Abhiram Tammana ( Thornton Tomasetti )
Bethany Myelle ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
David Nauheimer ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
Lamyae Reklaoui ( Goodfriend Magruder Structure LLC )
Allison Toonen-Talamo ( Klein and Hoffman )
Matthew Arnold ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates )
Dhananjay Patil ( IIT )