In the spirit of the season, the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) and its members partner with the Houston Housing Authority each year to support those less fortunate in our community and provide a more joyous holiday for local families.
In December 2016, GHBA members ‘adopted’ 42 families from the Houston Housing Authority. Santa’s elves filled the ‘wish lists’ of their adopted families with gifts including everything from daily necessities and grocery gift cards, to kids toys, bikes, clothes and games.
“Thank you to everyone that participated in this years’ GHBA Frank Aranza Adopt-a-Family! It was a big success and we made Christmas for so many families who otherwise would not have been able to have one. This is a special event put together by special people helping our great community. We truly thank you all and look forward to doing this all over again in 2017!”Greg Tomlinson, Builders Post-Tension, Adopt-a-Family Committee Chair
In addition, the association also teamed up with HomeAid Houston and provided more than $6,000 in gift cards for the children living at Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, an agency HomeAid has supported for several years as part of its mission, “to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.”
It was a pleasure to participate in the GHBA Adopt-a-Family program this year. Our team at On Point Custom Homes loves giving back to the community in as many ways as we can, and it brings joy to our hearts to provide Christmas gifts for families in need. The whole team
came together to purchase, wrap and deliver the gifts, which was a highlight of our year.”John Leggett, CEO, On Point Custom Homes
These elves were representatives from GHBA’s Associate Council, Custom Builders Council (CBC), Remodelers Council (RMC) and HomeAid. HomeAid has worked on several remodeling projects for Casa in partnership with the CBC and RMC.
Associate Council President Megan Padua with Allpoints Services presented the gift cards to Kathy Foster, founder of Casa de Esperanza. Also on-hand for the special delivery were HomeAid representatives Bette Moser, Sheri Douglass and Paige Shugart; and from the GHBA, Peggy Means, Donna Buenik and Alisa Merritt.
“Adopt-a-Family is a special program that brings GHBA members together during Christmas to help the less fortunate,” said Peggy Means. “There is not a better time than the holidays to share these gifts with such deserving children.”
“Being able to deliver over $6,000 in gift cards to this valuable organization is a proud moment for everyone who has been involved with both Adopt-a-Family and the improvement projects that have been completed at Casa. HomeAid thanks all who donated funds to make this a brighter Christmas for these kids.”Bette Moser, Executive Director, HomeAid Houston
GHBA would like to extend a huge thank you to the many individuals and companies that adopted families and donated gift cards to the 2016 Frank Aranza Adopt-a-Family Project!
The Stevenson Group/One Digital
AG Insurance Solutions
Bentley, Bratcher & Associates, P.C.
Compliance Resources, Inc.
Generators of Houston
Heritage Construction Services
GIFT CARD DONORS
1st Infiniti Enterprises
DÉCOR Builders Hardware
GHBA Associate Council
GlassCraft Door Company
Roy O. Martin Lumber
Trifection Remodeling & Construction
Van de Wiele & Vofler, Inc.
William David Homes
Chesmar Homes/CLM Mortage
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
On Point Custom Homes
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