Happy Holidays from Home Builders Care

Happy Holidays!

This festive time of year is a wonderful time to be thankful for the good things and good people in our lives and in our communities.
As we look back on 2015, we at Home Builders Care are so very grateful to our friends and supporters for your gifts past, present and future. Thank you!
Throughout the year, we rely on your kindness and generosity in order to continue to help provide safe shelter to the homeless and others in need. Please make Home Builders Care Foundation a part of your year-end giving by contributing today. 

Take a look at what we are able to do with your support:
Highlights from 2015
Our Holiday Toy Drive was a great success! Thank you to all who donated! Collected toys were distributed to needy children via the Community Ministries of Rockville. CMR will serve about 400 children this holiday. Here are a few photos. See more photos on facebook.

Early in the year, Home Builders Care helped support Boys Hope Girls Hope Baltimore on their Not-So-Extreme-Makeover of the Boys Hope House where 8 low-income and at-risk boys live, study and grow in a nurturing environment. 

In February, HBCF lent its expertise to the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. At the Seneca Heights Apartments, where formerly homeless individuals call their home in Gaithersburg, all kitchens were completely redesigned and renovated in 17 family units.

In the Spring in Rockville, much-needed flooring improvements were made at two townhomes, owned by Housing Unlimited. The units are home to 6 low-income individuals in mental health recovery.

At our Annual Bull & Oyster Roast in May at Ruppert Landscape, we honored one of Maryland’s best builders, 
Bob Goodier, and held a successful Career Clothing Drive with the 
Professional Women in Building CouncilSave the date for May 12, 2016!
In mid-late 2015, we helped re-build Owen House, is a new four-unit apartment complex in Washington DC.  The building, a project of Open Arms Housing, is now a safe home to four women with a history of homelessness and mental illness. 
With MBIA’s Anne Arundel County Chapter in June, we joined over 100 building industry members and community leaders in support of the construction of Hospice of the Chesapeake‘s new 14-bed Inpatient Care Center in Pasadena.

The Chef Night Silent Auction held in October helped raise $14,000 for Home Builders Care projects. We thank everyone who contributed to making the event successful. We hope it grows in 2016!

In October, Caruso Homes led efforts to make significant energy efficiency improvements at Alpha House, a St. Matthews Housing Corporation program for transitioning homeless families in Bowie.

In Harford County, when SARC (The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center discovered that it needed emergency roofing repairs at its main facility, HBCF stepped up to help by filling a key gap in funding in order to make the project happen in time for the winter season.

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Our goal is to continue to do good and give back in the name of the home building industry throughout Maryland. As MBIA member support and generosity is essential to our core efforts, please continue to take part. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a tax-deductible year-end contributionClick here.

On behalf of all of us at HBCF and the people we helped this year, thank you.  We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous new year.

Patti Kane, Foundation Director