Giving Back

One of the most important things the HBA does is give back to our community. Through various programs and partnerships with local charities, the HBA has given more than $2,000,000 to local charities.

Benefit Home

Benefit-Home-LogoThe Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin has found an excellent way to give back to the local community. The Benefit Home is a home built by capitalizing on our member’s resources, galvanizing talented builders and tradespeople, while mixing in a generous supply of sweat equity Committee members work with HBA members to solicit materials and donations to help build a new home; proceeds benefit local charities.

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Parade of Homes™

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin’s Parade of Homes™ has been held annually since 1953. Each year, a portion of the net proceeds generated from ticket sales are donated to charity.  A number of charitable organizations have benefited including:

Austin Children’s Shelter
Wild Basin Preserve
The Burke Foundation

Council Fundraisers

Sales & Marketing Council

Strike Against Hunger Bowling Tournament
From 2006 – 2009, the HBA’s Sales and Marketing Council organized a charity bowling tournament that raised more than $40,000 for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a local organization that feeds Austin’s homeless population.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ Community First! Village
In August 2016, members of the Sales & Marketing Council volunteered their labor at Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ Community First! Village.

Texas Baptist Children’s Home
In December 2016, members of the Sales & Marketing Council pitched in to sponsor a cottage (which includes four families) plus one additional family for Christmas. Members purchased gifts for each adult/child living in the cottage after receiving their personal “wish lists” and delivered those gifts to the home.

Custom Builders & Remodelers Council

In 2007, the CBRC raised $15,000 in 15 minutes for Austin Habitat for Humanity.

Chapter Golf Tournament Fundraisers

Williamson County Chapter John Gavurnik Open Scholarship Fundraiser

Hosted annually by the Chapter through 2015, the golf tournament has raised thousands of dollars each year for college scholarships awarded to college-bound high school students in Williamson County.

Lakeway/Bee Cave Chapter Gayle Berkbigler Golf Classic Community Fundraiser

Hosted annually by the Chapter, the golf tournament raises funds for Lakeway’s Families for Families, a charity that helps families in the area help other families in need.

Other Initiatives

June 1, 2005
HBA donates $1,500 to Swim Safe.

February 15, 2005
HBA donates $15,000 to Austin Children’s Shelter and Wild Basin Preserve. Funds were generated from an old annual fundraiser with Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel where members could win a private concert.

May 13, 2008
Home Builders Association donates $10,000 to Clarksville CDC

May 12, 2010
Home Builders Association Donates $1,000 to Support for HousingWorks’ Leadership Tour of Contemporary Affordable Homes.

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