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.
Heartwood Renovations Participates in Mac Kids Truck Tow
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Heartwood Renovations Inc., members of the West End Home Builders’ Association, has supported McMaster Children’s Hospital by taking part in the “MacKids Truck Tow.” This year, the cause was aimed at supporting the hospital’s most vulnerable children and youth by providing up-to-date virtual tools to continue helping children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heartwood team came together for the “Miracle Truck Pull,” where they pulled a 16,000-pound truck! Admission was $25, and attendees were encouraged to donate to the cause. To date, Mac Kids Truck Tow has raised more than $300,000 to support the highest priority needs of McMaster Children’s Hospital.
Alair Homes and Out of Line Designs – Little Free Libraries
Alair Homes has teamed up with their construction partner, Out of Line Designs, to build and set up Little Free Libraries across the Vancouver lower mainland. The Little Free Library “is a free public book exchange program that promotes the motto “take a book, return a book” and encourages free access to books for the Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam areas. “It’s really important for Alair Homes to give back to the communities in which we live and work. Creating a little house in which to store books was right up our alley. And the response has been phenomenal,” says Alair Homes regional partner, David Babakaiff. So phenomenal, that they are getting flooded with requests, and will be continuing to build more for their community.
Niagara Home Builders’ Association Helping Kids Get Back to School
The Niagara Home Builders’ Association helps support low income families get their children back to school with “Project Share,” their second annual school supplies drive for families in the community. This year, the charitable program has been particularly impactful to the hundreds of families feeling the effects of COVID-19 in the Niagara region. NHBA President Tony Alfieri states, “With the support of our members, the NHBA is proud to support such an important cause. These youth are our future, and it is imperative they have the right tools when they set foot into the classroom.” With generous support from community donations, Project Share has provided Niagara’s youth with shoes, backpacks, lunch snacks, water bottles, and hope for a positive school year.