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Matthew Homes - Sept 16 Big Build Event

  • Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • North Chicago, IL
  • 2


  • Volunteers working to construct wall sections.
  • Volunteers helping with registation and hospitality.
  • If you are a part of this group, please select this option. You can indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be a Volunteer Host or Hammer Swinging Volunteer.

Please join us for Matthew Homes Big Build Event!

ReNew Communities is partnering again with Solid Rock Carpenters to raise the exterior walls, roof, and interior wall frames on 4 new Matthew Homes!

When:  Saturday, September 16th

Time:  9 am - 12 pm

Where:  North Chicago, IL

This is your invitation to be part of the excitement! We are looking for 130 volunteers (minimum 16yrs old), to swing a hammer and construct wall panels.  You will work in teams of 6-8 with a Team Lead who will show you how to build the panels. No prior experience needed. By the end of the day, another crew will have all the walls erected for the home!

Please bring work gloves, safety goggles, and safe shoes/boots. We’ll  have hammers available, but if you prefer, bring your own hammer and tool belt. Water, snacks, and lunch will be provided. 

We are also looking for volunteer hosts to help early morning to set up tables, work registration, distribute t-shirts and name tags, serve snacks, water, lunch and be available helping hands. We also need a couple volunteer hosts in the afternoon to help the Deck Crew that stays into the afternoon.

Please sign up today to either Host or Swing a Hammer. Please register each family member individually. Every volunteer needs to fill out their own form. Thank you!

If the 130 spots are filled, please sign up for the waitlist. 

We hope you can be a part of the next phase of Matthew Homes 300 project and help provide affordable housing for future North Chicagoans.

Questions? Please contact Megan Johnson (Solid Rock Carpenters)

or Cheryl Dunlap (ReNew Communities)

June 2023  -  200+ Volunteers spread across 4 sites to Frame 4 homes in one day



Phone: 847-375-4766

Address: 8735 W Higgins Rd Ste 300 Chicago, IL 60631


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