It is our pleasure to introduce our 2018 Fix-A-Home Recipient, Ms. Dollie Hinch!

Ms. Hinch originally hails from Durham where she graduated from NC Central University with a BA in Fine Arts. Life and Art took her to New York where she met and marries Dennis Hinch and together they had a son, Jeremy. The family moved to Mr. Hinch's home state of Hawaii where they lived until they decided to return to NC. Ms. Hinch said "My health brought us back to North Carolina". Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, moving back to NC would allow Ms. Hinch to receive the medical care she needed and to be near family. With siblings in Durham and Clayton, they purchased a home in Chapel Hill in 2006.

Sadly Jeremy passed away in 2008 from Kidney Cancer at the age of 51. Mr. Hinch passed away soon after. Ms. Hinch says that he died of a broken heart after losing their son.

Ms. Hinch is a Meals on Wheels Recipient and has a busy schedule of doctors' appointments, physical therapy and creating beautiful art from found objects. She applied to Fix-A-Home requesting some repairs and improvements that will make her home safer and more accessible. There are some good old home maintenance items on the list that we will take care of for her (Gutter cleaning, check! Landscaping, check!) and we'll do a few things that will make Ms. Hinch's time at home more enjoyable (stay tuned for details!).

Who We Are

Fix-A-Home began as a one day community service project for the Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors in 2006 and with each year we grew larger and larger. We went from renovating one or two rooms of a recipient home with a handful of volunteers to a complete home makeover in 2016 with 60+ Volunteers working approximately 45 days, Real Estate Agents from 9 local Firms participating and 102 Donor Sponsors raising over $18,000. There were 26 Vendor Partners who donated over $45,000 in services and goods and the total value of completed Project was approximately $63,000. Amazing!

2017 was a year of transition for Fix-A-Home. We became our own, independent, non-profit organization, Fix-A-Home, Inc. We worked to update our logo and refresh our mission as a COMMUNITY based non-profit, separate from the Realtor Association.

We are passionate as ever and we are ready to take on the 2018 Project, giving back to our community by repairing and renovating the home of a qualifying homeowner recipient. So spread the word, make a donation, volunteer, find your way to be involved!
Together we can make a difference in our community, one home at a time.

Time to dust off the tool boxes, painting supplies and get ready for some yard work! We'll be be completing a variety of tasks for our 2018 Recipient during the week of October 8. Sign-ups will be posted as we approach the work dates!

 

Ready, Set, GO!

Fix-A-Home began as a one day community service project for the Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors in 2006 and with each year we grew larger and larger. We went from renovating one or two rooms of a recipient home with a handful of volunteers to a complete home makeover in 2016 with 60+ Volunteers working  approximately 45 days, Real Estate Agents from 9 local Firms participating and 102 Donor Sponsors raising over $18,000. There were 26 Vendor Partners who donated over $45,000 in services and goods and the total value of completed Project was approximately $63,000. Amazing! 

2017 was a year of transition for Fix-A-Home! We became our own, independent, non-profit organization. We have worked to update our logo and refresh our mission as a COMMUNITY based non-profit, separate from the Realtor Association. We are passionate as ever and we are ready to take on 2018, giving back to our community by repairing and renovating the home of a qualifying homeowner recipient. So spread the word, help us find applicants, make a donation, volunteer, find your way to be involved! Together we can make a difference in our community, one home at a time.