We accomplished our goals in a single day: repairs to a group home in Ellicott City–with our ARC partners, in early October. Tasks included demolishing old kitchen cabinets, removing a load-bearing wall and another wall, and installing new cabinets. Thanks to Brian Rezac, Jay Raksin, and the ARC team for guiding us through the day!
Continue Joyce Chomko’s legacy and raise awareness of DreamBuilders’ mission by volunteering to sell fair trade coffees and teas at Mistletoe Mart in Carroll County. Hosted by Church of the Ascension (a DreamBuilders parish), this juried event brings together a variety of affordable, made-in-America, useful and unique gift items created by artisans of the Mid-Atlantic region.
We’ll have a tribute to Joyce on the DreamBuilders’ bulletin board behind our table. Come buy coffees and teas to support DreamBuilders, and start your holiday season with us!
For Mistletoe Mart ticket information, vendors, directions, and more
DreamBuilders has a long-standing partnership with The Arc of Howard County to improve homes, fostering community acceptance and inclusion for developmentally and cognitively challenged individuals. In October, we’ll renovate a group home in Ellicott City. The project involves renovating a kitchen at a group home. The kitchen cabinets need demolition and removal; two walls need removal, with a new header for the load bearing wall; and painting. This effort literally improves Arc residents’ quality of life at home! We can use 12 volunteers each day. The workday will be 8:30 – 4pm. Lunch will be provided. Cost per volunteer is $10. For more details, please see the sign-up links.
Help families return home in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, or help families in great need of affordable housing in Pittsburgh. Priority registration is open; general registration begins 2/24. Both DreamBuilders mission trips offer meaningful hands-on construction opportunities and fellowship. Teens must have completed 9th grade to go on a mission trip. For more details and registration: Puerto Rico or Pittsburgh
Help us finish repairs to a house in Sykesville in Howard Co. owned by a young military family. Remaining tasks include: insulating the basement; painting walls, ceilings, doors, and trim; flooring; and miscellaneous tasks (such as installing door knobs, venting, and a basement stair handrail.) Twenty volunteers are needed. The work day is 8:30am – 4pm. If you cannot work the entire day, just note your available hours on the form. Cost is $10 per missioner for materials. Lunch, water and snacks are provided. For more details, see the sign-up link.
We ask all teens, particularly those going on a mission trip this summer, to work a shift at the spaghetti dinner if at all possible. We have plenty of opportunities for adults to volunteer, too. We work in two shifts, from 4:45-6pm and from 6-7:30pm and we have a variety of jobs available in both shifts. Click Spaghetti Dinner Work Schedule
to sign up. Thank you for helping at DreamBuilders most important annual fundraiser!
Start the new year off right with an indoor construction day at the home of a military familly. The windows and baseboard trim work is complete and the central heat is on. Remaining tasks include: insulating the basement, painting, flooring, and installing hardware.
Please register no later than the Thursday before the scheduled work day. If you can’t work the entire day, just note your available hours on the form. Cost is $10 per missioner for supplies. Lunch, water and snacks are provided.
It’s Fall and we need you! Come build with us Saturday, November 17–we’re completing drywall installation at the Pena house in Sykesville. We made great progress last Sunday and almost finished all exterior walls. The next step is identifying a finishing company to prepare the walls for paint. Please contact John (240-498-7505) if you have a lead on finishers.
Please register no later than the Thursday before the scheduled work day. If you cannot work the entire day, just note your available hours on the form. Cost is $10 per missioner for supplies. Lunch, water and snacks are provided.
Please note: The November 11 workday is cancelled.
We regret we have to postpone the Nov. 3 workday, but the Nov. 4 and Nov 11 workdays (both Sundays) are still scheduled, and we need as much help as possible on those dates, even if you can only work a partial day.
On Sunday, Nov. 4 work continues on the Pena house in Sykesville. We’ve had several work days at this location, and this Sunday is the last currently scheduled. We’ve made great progress but there is still much work to be done.
The following Sunday, November 11 will be a workday for the Fall ARC Project in Ellicott City. DreamBuilders is working with Arc of Howard County to renovate a group home for developmentally and cognitively challenged individuals, so they can have choice and control over all aspects of their lives–including where they work, live, and spend their time. This two-part project involves improving the basement and the screen porch. The basement area is in need of new walls, a handrail for the steps, and a custom door. The screen porch requires wheelchair accessibility, to include a ramp with a handrail, along with removing panels to cut in new door openings and reframing. The house is located on Valley Road in Ellicott City.
Register for either work day by clicking the appropriate date link below. Please register no later than the Thursday before the scheduled work day. If you cannot work the entire day, just note your available hours on the form. Cost is $10 per missioner for supplies. Lunch, water and snacks are provided.
Register for Nov 11 Workday – Ellicott City (Regretfully, Canceled)
Dreambuilders is looking for a volunteer with some unique skills to fulfill a vitally important role. While Dreambuilders participates in construction-based mission projects locally, nationally and internationally, this role doesn’t require job site participation or travel. We are seeking an individual with Public Relations experience to interface with press, media and social media. The right person will help the organization receive much needed publicity. That exposure will have a huge impact on our ability to secure donations of building materials, raise funds, and improve the lives of so many people. If you have experience and talent in this area and would be willing to donate a bit of your time in conjunction with each of our planned missions, please contact Amy Levitt at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 10th.