How Homeowners Are Selected

  • Applicants are made aware of Christmas in Action through media or referral
  • Applicant submits application
  • Application is reviewed to insure:
    • Applicant must own house
    • Applicant must reside in house
    • House must be located in Wichita County
    • Applicant is low-income elderly and/or low-income disabled
    • Must provide income documentation for all occupants of household
  • Appraiser interviews homeowner and determines:
    • Work tasks
    • Tools needed
    • Skills needed
    • Number of volunteers needed
    • Time to complete each task
    • Estimated cost for the project
  • In late March/ early April team captains select projects according to:
    • Team skills
    • Number of team members
    • Scope of project
  • The House Captains contacts the homeowner to discuss repairs.
  • Captains pick up supplies, tools and materials either from Christmas in Action warehouse or building retailers.
  • The last Saturday of April the team reports to the project site to do repairs.
  • When project is complete, the house captain:
    • Fills out all appropriate forms
    • Shows homeowner what work has been done and retains homeowner signature
    • Returns tools and unused materials to Christmas in Action warehouse
    • Issues team members T-shirts and certificates of appreciation