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HomeAid Northern California Celebrates 20th Anniversary

HomeAid Northern California celebrated its 20th Anniversary on March 29, 2019 with “An Evening of Believing” as we thanked the thousands of HomeAid supporters who stepped up to help us complete 45 shelter projects to house over 9,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area.

The event was a purely inspirational and motivational evening of thanks - The “Evening of Believing” comes from our values of....

• Believing we should support those less fortunate
• Believing that when we all work together, we can make a difference
• And believing that everyone deserves to sleep with a roof over their head

The event was attended by nearly 400 HomeAid supporters who were all recognized as the emcee asked people to stand if they had served on the Board, volunteered for HomeAid, donated to HomeAid, supported an Essentials Drive and eventually everyone in the room was standing!

Colleen Edwards presented an emotional tribute to one of our founding members, Dick Baker, of Ponderosa Homes, who passed away 2 years ago. Dick had the vision to start the HomeAid Northern California chapter and invited all of his home builder friends to step up. Dick’s legacy lives on with the continued work of HomeAid.

An 8 minute video showcasing just a few of HomeAid’s project was shared with the audience –link to the video – 
The video introduction included the late Dick Baker on why he created HomeAid.

It was a wonderful celebration for HomeAid supporters and the event raised over $125,000 for HomeAid to continue with efforts to end homelessness in the Bay Area.

Chapter Spotlight

Housing Forum Brings Experts to Discuss Race, Discrimination, and Strategy

HomeAid Northern Virginia hosts annual Housing Forum on May 9th to deliver networking and educational programming to housing and homeless service providers. This year's program featured national experts from The Center for Social Innovation to discuss race, discrimination, and strategies for rewriting a national reality. 

Donor Spotlight

The Lennar Foundation Grants Funding for Workforce Development Program

HomeAid WORKS, a new workforce development program will create opportunities for people experiencing homelessness the chance to pursue careers in the homebuilding industry. The program is made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of Lennar, provided as seed funding to create the program. 

Outreach Spotlight

HomeAid Utah to Collect 200,000 Diapers for Homeless Families through Essentials Drive

HomeAid Utah is collecting diapers, wipes, and formula for their Essentials Diaper Drive. The drive is expected to collect 200,00 diapers, along with wipes and formula for homeless families. Items will be donated to the Utah Diaper Bank for distribution to families in need at their Builders for Babies event on June 21st.