Repairs made at Rainbow Place Shelter – in time for hypothermia season

The plumbers have been hard at work getting Rainbow Place ready for the Winter Season.  

Rainbow Place is an emergency shelter for homeless women in The city of Rockville, Montgomery County, MD.  

On November 1, the shelters 25 beds will “open up” and provide many with a warm safe place to sleep and access services.
Thanks to funding from the Home Builders Care Foundation, this warm safe place to sleep also has fully functional bathrooms – as we all know – that is a must!
old shower “platform”
new shower base

Charitable in Charles County

Improvements are underway at our second group home project for Spring Dell Center. At this home, all residents require wheelchairs for mobility. To greatly improve safe access, Home Builders Care is lending our expertise!  A new porch is being built as protection from inclement weather, the sidewalk is being widened, and the front door is becoming automated. Looking good!

Building a protective entrance for wheelchair-bound group home residents


#GivingTuesday is December 2, 2014!

What’s this I hear about Giving Tuesday?   Well…..we have a day for giving thanks. We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  NOW, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back – the first Tuesday after the long Thanksgiving weekend!  It’s a great day to give.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 2, 2014, a day when charities, families, businesses and communities around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.  It’s a simple idea.  Just take the time to share.
To celebrate a new tradition of generosity during the holiday season, Maryland Nonprofits is setting a goal to raise $12.2 million on 12.2.14, #GivingTuesday.  (that’s roughly the equivalent of every Marylander donating $2).  #MarylandGivesMore!
How can I give?  It’s easy – Make your 2014 tax-deductible donation to Home Builders Care Foundation via our GIVE DIRECT web payments page. It’s fast, easy, secure AND charges HBCF no transaction fees. Recurring payment options are also available.Please consider a donation to Home Builders Care Foundation

Your contribution will help us build shelter for others.  All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Thanks for considering!

The Path to 40% Energy Savings.

In October 2011, HomeAid Washington DC, a program of the Home Builders Care Foundation, undertook an extensive energy efficiency retrofit project at the REACH youth home, operated by Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY), a District-based nonprofit organization meeting the urgent needs of at-risk youth and their families. 

The project was one of the first of its kind as part of a new national Environmental Sustainability Program (ESP) that was launched by HomeAid DC’s national affiliate, HomeAid America, and funded by a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation.

Newport Partners LLC  acted as the lead consultant on an occupant-in-place energy efficiency retrofit of the group home in Washington, D.C. Project sponsors included DOE Building America, and Efficient Home LLC.

The results are in! 

Read in Home Energy Magazine how the project achieved 41% energy savings and helped save Sasha Bruce over $4000 a year on its annual energy bill for the property.