ACTION Christmas In April
Every year on the last Saturday of April, ACTION joins Rebuilding Together * Metro Chicago, which is part of a nationwide organization that joins with cities throughout the US to help shore up the housing infrastructure. Several adults from St. Francis who have worked in home repair are also involved in this project and they work alongside the teens.
ACTION takes on the task of fundraising for this project by holding Christmas Wreath Sales plus a Baking Extravaganza at Christmas time. All proceeds go toward Christmas in April in support of the Rebuilding Together team. During the fall, the RT*MC team chooses an area of Chicago for us to focus on, visits and evaluates homes, and then purchases supplies for us to use on the event day. We travel to the site together in a bus and meet the homeowner and his/her family, who then join us in the project. This has proven to be a great opportunity to experience the inner city safely and with purpose.