Project Mend-A-House Partners with GMU Student Consulting Group

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Submitted by Project Mend-A-House

(Prince William, Virginia) – November 23rd, the George Mason University branch of 180 Degrees Consulting presented their final report to Project Mend-A-House (PMAH) staff.

180 Degrees provides socially conscious organizations around the world with very high quality affordable consulting services. Our student-led organization connects the untapped capabilities of university students with the unmet needs of socially conscious organizations. Importantly, the process is mutually beneficial. Non-profits, social enterprises, and socially minded businesses get custom solutions to problems they’re facing and university students get the work experience, professional training, and the opportunity to make a difference.

Project Mend-A-House partnered with 180 Degrees Consulting get a fresh viewpoint on standard operations. Some of the areas addressed included changing business operations, increasing volunteer retention, and meeting the increased need for unrestricted funds. The final report makes recommendations for a new marketing plan to appeal to a new demographic of volunteers and a new website and social media strategy to increase PMAH’s electronic visibility. The report also provides recommendations for technology options to better capture information and manage volunteers and projects. Many of these suggestions will be implemented over the coming year to be enable PMAH to serve the needs of low income residents of Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park.

Project Mend-A-House needs volunteers. To join PMAH’s team, please contact the organization at 703-792-7663 or visit the website at

Project Mend-A-House, a local 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, has been serving the residents of Prince William, City of Manassas and the Manassas Park areas for over 30 years by working with the Area Agency on Aging and other organizations to reach out to low income residents, seniors and people with disabilities in need of a helping hand with the maintenance of their home. We solicit the skills of volunteer carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, gardeners and others, matching them with people in need of minor home repairs and safety modifications. The repairs we do lead to significant improvements in the quality of life for area residents. Each year over 100 volunteers give more than 6000 hours of their time on over 400 projects. Projects include simple home repairs, to safety modifications, to building handicap accessible ramps.


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