Throughout the construction of each specially adapted smart home building project through our R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) encourages participation from the local community. One way to contribute is through our "Buy-A-Brick" program, where community members can purchase an actual brick that will be inscribed with their personal message to the family. The brick will then be incorporated into the home’s flagpole base. The donation from each brick goes directly to offset the construction costs of the specially adapted smart home.