Christmas in April is the leading volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, particulary the elderly and people with disabilities, so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety, and independence.
Christmas in April is a non-profit, non-secretarian organization supported entirely by voluntary contributions and money.
After months of planning and preparation, Christmas in April culminates in a National Rebuilding Day-usually on the last Saturday in April. Volunteers from all ages, faiths, and walks of life come together to help their neighbors in the American barnraising tradition.
Christmas in April USA, the national office, promotes the replication and coordination of Christmas in April programs throughout America. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Washington DC, Christmas in April USA provides assistance to affiliates in the areas of program development, board and staff development, marketing, communications and financial management.
Operating in hundreds of cities and towns, Christmas in April will rehabilitate 4,500 homes and non-profit facilities in 1997 with the volunteer power of over 145,000 men, women, and children. With volunteers eager to help, Christmas in April fills a desperate need, revitalizing neighborhoods as well as rehabilitating houses.