In 1973, a group of volunteers in Midland, Texas, decided to devote one day in April to repairing the dilapidated homes of low-income, elderly neighbors in their community.
“Why, this is just like Christmas in April,” they were told. The organization, Christmas in April, was born, and the idea spread quickly from city to city and, in time, to Macon, Georgia.
In 1992, a coalition of Macon’s community organizations, civic groups, companies, churches, and concerned individuals recognized the need for home repair services were just as great in Macon. As the mission grew to a year-round operation, the name changed to Rebuilding Together Macon.
In May of 2008, our local board voted to become an independent organization due to a shift in the national organization's mission and an increase in annual affiliate fees. Our name changed to Rebuilding Macon, Inc., and we are no longer affiliated with the national organization.
Rebuilding Macon, Inc. is currently a year-round, nonprofit, 501(C)(3) organization that encompasses several programs to assist the elderly and disabled. The main focus of our program still centers on Macon Rebuilding Day, held annually on the last Saturday of April.