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CHBA members have been building, developing, and renovating Canadian homes for generations. We are sharing the extraordinary contributions CHBA members make in their communities every day through our ongoing #CdnBuilt for Generations campaign. Here are a few recent stories.

To read more stories follow our hashtag or visit blog.chba.ca/category/giving-back.

Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build

Saskatoon, SK

In 2018, the women of Saskatoon & Region HBA (SRHBA) took a day away from the office to flex their homebuilding muscles and help with the construction of an affordable multi-family housing unit for low-income families. On top of a $1,500 donation, SRHBA staff participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build. Women Build empowers women to participate with Habitat for Humanity, allowing them to positively impact the lives of children and make homeownership a reality for families in their community. Five previous Women Builds have been held in Saskatoon with more than 2,700 women volunteering for these projects.

Creative Fundraising at a Home and Garden Show

Prince George, BC

Home and garden shows are a great way to connect with your community and CHBA Northern BC makes sure that giving back is a major part of their event. Over the past four years, they’ve raised nearly $4,800 for the Prince George Hospice Society through their annual Birdhouse Auction at the Northern BC Home & Garden Show. Community members get involved by donating their homemade birdhouses and bird feeders to the silent auction. The projects are displayed over the three-day event and compete for the Viewer’s Choice Award for Best in Show!

Home Renovation Contest

Lethbridge, AB

Lethbridge launched a $20,000 Home Renovation Giveaway at their 2019 Home and Garden Show, BILD. After receiving hundreds of applications, their Reno Committee chose local resident Katie Taylor as the winner. Taylor is a single mom of two boys, one who has cerebral palsy. Many years ago, renovations were started in her home but never finished due to a change in her circumstances. She submitted her application in the hope of redoing the family kitchen in a way that supports her son with special needs who loves to help with food prep. Taylor will be receiving a full kitchen redesign, complete with new cabinets, lighting, and flooring, courtesy of the generous donations from the BILD Lethbridge members.