Rebuild Day gives Build House a new look!

Fresh Paint

In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr., about 40 volunteers from Kaiser Permanente showed up at Build House eager to roll up their sleeves and get ready for some home improvement on MLK, Jr. Day this year.

Volunteers from several of Kaiser’s East Bay campuses painted our office, several bedrooms and the living room under the supervision of the local chapter of Rebuilding Together East Bay, the national leader in non-profit low income housing repair. They also helped with some yard work and painted a fence and some railings. Kaiser Permanente schedules a regional day of service for their employees on the holiday to give back to the community. Clients and families organized a thank you later in the day for the volunteers.

Kitchen Update Coming Soon

Next month, on April 18th and 19th, Rebuilding Together will pull out all the stops for a complete kitchen remodel, including a brand new restaurant quality freezer and refrigerator donated by East Bay Restaurant Supply. Flooring will be donated by Anderson Carpet, and labor and installation by Wood Street Builders and a team of volunteers, many of them licensed contractors, led by experienced general contractor and master carpenter Khaia McGill. The team will remove old cabinetry, install new cabinets and countertops and arrange for disposal and cleanup. Build House donors have generously provided funds for the materials, the only portion of the cost that Rebuilding Together does not cover.

A Date Night at Pet Emergency – Spring 2015 Benefit

Spring 2015 BUILD Benefit

Performance & Reception

Layout 1Sunday, March 15
Reception and Refreshments at 2:00 p.m.
Show at 2:30 p.m.
Berkeley Arts and Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
$25 – $50 sliding scale
Buy Tickets Now!

Berkeley Youth Living with Disabilities (BUiLD), an innovative agency and residence for young people with disabilities, is featuring Lisa Rothman’s hilarious one-woman show “Date Night at Pet Emergency” at its upcoming benefit.  Lisa’s show is about having a child with special needs (and two rescue dogs) and celebrates the professionals who support families like hers.  Lisa says, “While my son’s neurological disorder is relatively minor compared to the challenges faced by the families that Berkeley Youth Living with Disabilities serves, I am grateful to all the people who helped our son learn to walk and talk and feel privileged to be able to give back in this way.”  The show is directed by David Ford (SF Chronicle’s Theater MVP).

About the show: Ever since Baby #2 hit the scene, Lisa and Kevin have been fighting over sippy cups, fruit salad, and impenetrable origami instructions.  Now Kevin is storming around the emergency pet clinic, ranting about the vet bill. How could they have foreseen this? Who ever heard of a dog overdosing on antibiotics?! Lisa isn’t sure what to do. All she knows is that this has got to be the worst date night ever!

This event is made possible through the generous support of Kaiser Permanente East Bay.  The show contains adult language and content.  To request disability accommodations, contact Racquel Robinson at Build at least 10 days in advance at 510.845.2744  or

Anniversary Party- new date!

Our Anniversary Party and Open House has been rescheduled for May 2nd, from 4-6 pm. Please join us for an evening of celebration of 10 + years of service to our community, meet current residents and their families, staff, board members, city officials, supporters, neighbors and friends. All are welcome!


Please join us for our anniversary celebration

Due to several unforeseen events, we are now holding our open house to celebrate 10 + years of service on May 2, 2013 from 4-6 pm. The originally scheduled date was February 7th. Please update your calendars, we would hate to have anyone miss it!

Please join us for light refreshment, meet the clients and families and speak to employees, board members, supporters, neighbors and friends of Build House. All are welcome.