• Barbara A. Zotara

VIBE Home Makeover Announces Special ‘Holiday Edition’ for Inaugural Project

VIBE Home Makeover and Trilogy Agency are excited that our first year’s project will be a special ‘Holiday Edition’ theme, reflecting the spirit of holiday giving. VIBE improvements will be completed during a ‘12 Days of Christmas’ community-build timeline, November 28 through December 10, 2022. The lucky recipient who receives a VIBE Home Makeover will not only receive a stunning home makeover of more than 20 improvements (at no cost to the homeowner), we will also provide the decorations and lights that make their home sparkle for the holidays for years to come! Our volunteers decorate their home in the spirit of the holiday, blending new with existing family holiday treasures.


One family-in-need will be selected to receive a $150,000 VIBE designer makeover of their home to be completed during the Christmas season of 2022. All exterior and interior improvements will be made by our showcase partners. Major upgrades may include exterior and interior painting, landscaping, new flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops, appliances, bathrooms, furniture, and electronics.



In addition, depending on the family’s needs, other improvements may include smart home technology, lighting, ceiling fans, closets, windows, window treatments, solar, whole home generator, security system, water purification, patio enclosure, outdoor patio furniture, and lawn care equipment.


Traditionally, the period beginning on Thanksgiving week that continues through New Year’s Day, is a time for giving thanks and sharing celebrations that become long cherished memories. We reflect on the past year, set goals for the coming new year and share gifts.


Sometimes, for those in need, the holidays are just another day without hope for the future. It is difficult to decorate a home for the holidays when repairs are needed, as well as, the replacement of many items. How do you think about spending money on decorations and lights for your home when there are other concerns? These families often struggle with the decision of how to spend limited funds.


VIBE partners and volunteers will provide and setup beautiful holiday lighting and decorations. Depending on the recipient wishes, these may include a new fully-decorated Christmas tree; cheerful interior lights and holiday décor; exterior lighting; and outdoor themed displays and inflatables. We will strive to combine our new holiday décor (that the family will keep) with their existing holiday decorations and traditions.


A future blog will go into more detail describing the improvements provided to the recipient, including the enhanced holiday décor.


VIBE Home Makeover will select a recipient from: low-to-mid income households, including families with children or others in the household who have special needs; military families, including wounded veterans, retired service members, and active duty; and seniors-in-need. Many of these families find themselves in circumstances they never expected, due to loss of income, unforeseen medical expenses, or the loss of a loved one. Through no fault of their own, they now often live in homes that no longer provide a comfortable, functional, or safe living environment, increasing everyday stress and anxiety for all family members, especially during the holidays.


To nominate yourself, or someone in need, visit the Trilogy Agency (management firm for VIBE Home Makeover) at www.trilogy-agency.com/nominations and request an application. Share the story about why the person you are nominating would be a good candidate, including what the holidays mean to them and the difference a makeover can provide.


The nominee for a VIBE Home Makeover must be a Florida homeowner, residing in Tampa Bay, Hillsborough or Pinellas county. Household income should be no more than 300% of federal poverty level ($79,500 for a family of four), although families with health or other challenging conditions may be eligible with higher household incomes.


Our first-year ‘Holiday Edition’ makeover selection is expected to be made no later than January, 2022.


Funding for VIBE Home Makeovers originates from project partners, who contribute financial resources, home related products, and employee volunteer support. For additional information, please email Trilogy Agency and VIBE Home Makeover at VIBE@trilogy-agency.com, or call 941.867.2300.


Barbara Zotara

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