ABOUT

“Words do not express how thankful I am to everyone who came here. Keep up the good work and bless you all. I am so grateful to have been a part of this program.” -M.J., Homeowner

The annual Bozeman Fix-Up Festival brings our community together for one day each year to provide minor repairs for our low-income neighbors, making their homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient. In the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, homeowners receive labor and materials at no cost to them thanks to the contributions and support of the larger community, including individual donors and volunteers, service and community organizations, and local businesses.
The first annual Fix-Up Festival in 2010 rallied 72 volunteers to repair 6 homes. Every sponsor, volunteer, and homeowner was touched by the experience, and each following year the Fix-Up Festival continues to improve.

• Each year we completed repairs for 12 elderly or disabled, low-income homeowners in Bozeman and Belgrade.

• Twelve local businesses and service organizations adopted home projects, organizing volunteer teams and contributing to the cost of materials.

• Approximately 195 volunteers, including around 150 non-Rotarians, contribute more than 2,500 volunteer hours.

• We generated support from sponsors and home adopters, who contribute more than 94% of project costs through donations and in-kind contributions of labor and materials.

• Local partners like HRDC and Love, INC help generate and screen applicants whom their programs were not able to help.

The annual Festival takes place each Fall. Building on the successes of each year since 2010, our goal is to fix up 12 homes.

Help your neighbors. Be a part of the Fix-Up Festival

Adopt a Home: Your business or organization can create a volunteer team to do hands-on repairs on Fix-Up Day.

Become a Sponsor: You, your business, or your organization can donate funding, professional services, or materials.

Donate: Make a cash donation online.

Apply: Suggest a home or submit an application to have your own home repaired. Applications are due on April 1st and are considered on a first-come, first served basis.