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What is Christmas in Action?
Christmas in Action is a 501(3)(c) non-profit volunteer organization that repair homes for the elderly, disabled, and low income homeowners in the Cleburne area. The Cleburne chapter, formally known as Christmas in April formed the local chapter in July 1999. Their first repair event was held in October 2000.

All repairs are made at no expense to the homeowner. Local business, civic organizations, individuals, and churches help sponsor house repairs through donations of funds, volunteers, or skilled services.
 
What is "Safe At Home" ?
Safe At Home is Christmas in Action's Emergency Repair team. These repairs are performed year around but are limited to approximately $500 per project. Emergency repairs include gas leaks, electrical hazards, wheelchair ramps, heat and air issues, and accessibility issues. Repairs due to storm damage may also be done by the Safe At Home Team.
 
When are Christmas in Action events?
The Christmas in Action Volunteer Work Day is usually scheduled the first Saturday in April. Occasionally, Sunday repairs may be made by the local Seventh Day Adventists groups.

However, Christmas in Action preforms emergency repairs throughout the year by their "Safe At Home" team.
 
How may I donate to Christmas in Action?
All charitable contributions come from individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations, trusts, and foundations. Monetary donations may be submitted via the DONATE button on this website or mailed to Christmas in Action, PO Box 983, Cleburne, TX 76033.

Christmas in Action is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
 
May I donate supplies or materials?
Yes, materials such as construction materials, electrical and plumbing supplies, tools, and paint supplies are all needed to make the necessary repairs to each house. Companies, businesses or individuals may donate supplies by contacting Christmas in Action at (817) 774-2022 or info@christmasinaction.net. A tax deductible receipt will be issued upon request.
 
May I donate my services?
Christmas in Action success depends largely upon the work performed by skilled labor. Electrician, plumbers, and carpenters are needed for each project. Contact Christmas in Action at (817) 774-2022 or info@christmasinaction.net to donate your labor or services.
 
What is a House Captain?
House Captains are the project coordinator for a particular house or project. They are usually individuals who are skilled or have knowledge of building construction. House Captains are in charge of coordinating major repairs before the work day, contacting subs (i.e.electricians, plumbers, roofers), as well as assigning work to the volunteers on the Christmas in Action Work Day.
 
How may I volunteer to be a House Captain?
To volunteer, contact Christmas in Action at (817) 774-2022 or info@christmasinaction.net and a representative from the Board will be happy to review the requirements.
 
How may I participate in Christmas in Acton?
There are several ways to participate:
(1) Serve on the Christmas in Action Board.
(2) Donate services or materials.
(3) Volunteer to do repairs.
(4) Make monetary donations.
(5) Shop AmazonSmile and designate Christmas in Action Greater Cleburne to support.
 
How do I join the Board?
Anyone interested in serving on the Christmas in Action Board or a specific Committee may attend a Board meeting scheduled the first Wednesday of each month, at noon at the CIA office, 212 E. Chambers, Cleburne, call (817) 774-2022, or email info@christmasinaction.net.

Christmas in Action Board consists of approximately 20 volunteers from the community. There are no paid positions on the Board. Officer positions consists of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Committees are: House Selection, Food & Picnic, Volunteers, Skilled Labor, Fundraising, Supplies & Materials, Publicity & Public Relations, and Safe At Home Emergency Team.
 
How do I apply for emergency repairs?
A Safe At Home application may be requested by contacting Christmas in Action at (817) 774-2022 or click the "Apply for Assistance" button and use the Emergency Application. The application must be completed along with required documentation and mailed to: Christmas in Action, PO Box 983, Cleburne, TX 76033 or emailed to info@christmasinaction.net. A Safe at Home representative will contact you if/when repairs can be scheduled.
 
How may my house be considered for a project?
Click the "Apply for Assistance" button and use Work Day Application for most requests for assistance. Christmas in Action performs most of its projects during the Community Work Day, usually the first weekend in April. Applications are accepted September 1 – November 30 for Work Days taking place the following April.

Or click the "Apply for Assistance" button and use SafeAtHomeApplication.pdf if the home is unsafe for occupants and/or damage would increase if repairs are delayed. Safe At Home is Christmas in Action's Emergency Repair team. These repairs are performed year around but are limited to approximately $500 per project. Emergency repairs include gas leaks, electrical hazards, wheelchair ramps, heat and air issues, and accessibility issues. Repairs due to storm damage may also be done by the Safe At Home Team. Applications are received throughout the year for emergency repairs for our Safe At Home Team.

You may also request an application be mailed to you by calling us at (817) 774-2022 or emailing us at info@christmasinaction.net.
 
What are the eligibilty requirements?
For your application to be considered:
(1) You must own and reside in your home. Christmas in Action does not make repairs on rental property.
(2) The home may not be a mobile home (No work except wheelchair ramps will be performed on mobile homes)
(3) You must be considered elderly (over 60), disabled, or low-income with children.
(4) You must have home owners insurance coverage.
(5) All property taxes must be current.
 

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