VIBE Announces Special ‘Holiday Edition’ for Inaugural Project

Updated: Jul 20

VIBE Home Makeover is 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-day community-build timeline, October 30 through November 11, 2023. The lucky family 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 our inaugural $150,000 VIBE designer home makeover. All exterior and interior improvements will be made by our showcase partners.


Core upgrades may include: Complete Exterior Paint including Trim + Accent, Custom Interior Paint, Landscaping including Planting of Flowers, Shrubbery, Trees, and Plants, A/C and Heating System, Windows, Solar, Flooring, Cabinets or Refacing, Countertops in Kitchen + Bathrooms, Updated Bathrooms, Kitchen Appliances, Electronics, Furniture for Common Areas + Bedrooms, and Mattresses + Bedding.


In addition, depending on the family’s needs, other improvements may include Smart Home, Security System, Closets, Window Treatments, Lighting (Exterior + Interior), Ceiling Fans, Water Purification, Whole House Generator, Gutters + Protection, Outdoor Furniture, Fencing, Pavers, Spa, Lanai, Outdoor Shed, Lawn Care Equipment, Garage Reno, Epoxy Surfacing, Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, Storm Shutters, Custom Carpentry, and Special Needs/Requests.


Traditionally, November and December 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 days 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.



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 those serving in the public service sectors, living on low-to-mid fixed-incomes. 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 VIBE Home Makeover at www.VibeHomeMakeover.com 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, Pinellas, or Pasco county. Ideally, household income should be no more than 300% of federal poverty level ($82,250 for a family of four), although families with health or other challenging conditions may be eligible with higher household incomes.


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 VIBE Home Makeover (contact@VibeHomeMakeover.com), or call 941.867.2300.



Barbara A. Zotara

Senior Managing Director

VIBE Home Makeover | Trilogy Agency


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