Newmark Homes Donates Model Home Furniture to HomeAid Agencies
Newmark Homes, a leading name in new homebuilding in Houston and the nation, recently donated furniture and décor from a 5-bedroom model home to two HomeAid Houston homeless care agencies. The model home was being placed on the market for sale, as the community where it was located had been sold-out.
Vita Living collected one dining table and six chairs, one kitchen table and four chairs, three barstools and patio furniture that included a coffee table, two patio chairs and a sofa.
Fort Bend Women’s Center collected four couches, coffee and side tables, four beds, multiple accent chairs, a foosball table, a game table and chairs, and a sofa table. Décor included pillows, cookbooks, lamps, and knick knacks.
“Newmark is a proud HomeAid Hero of many years and we participate in their yearly HALO luncheons,” said Jeff Dye, president of Newmark Homes, “When we have any furniture not in use we have always approached HomeAid when possible to give back to the organizations or programs that they support. We are thrilled that Vita Living and Fort Bend Women’s Center were able to use this gently used furniture.”
Vita Living is a 37- year-old non-profit that provides long -term comprehensive care and support for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The agency is committed to making a conscious effort to create a happy and healthy environment for the residents they serve. The agency has 18 group homes that support up to 78 residents. Each home is designed to accommodate the day- to- day challenges individuals with IDD face, such as bathing, eating and mobility, yet they are still real homes with bedrooms, living areas, kitchens and back yards that create a warm, home-like environment.
Since 1980, FBWC, the primary Fort Bend County provider of free, integral support services for survivors, has helped almost 50,000 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to heal from the trauma of their abuse and move forward to independent lives free of violence and fear.
Over the past ten years, the FBWC Center has been serving survivors with increasingly complex emotional, psychological and physical needs. Many have experienced abuse throughout their lives and have suffered Traumatic Brain Injury due to head trauma and/or strangulation. 97% are at or below the Federal Poverty Level and most have at least one child to support.
“HomeAid is grateful to Newmark Homes for this unique and generous offer to provide everyday furnishings for two deserving agencies,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston. “Newmark has been a long-time supporter of not just HomeAid but the community as a whole, and that is a testament to their commitment to improving the lives of those less fortunate.”
HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association established in 2003 has completed 26 Build Projects, 10 Connect Projects and 41 Care Projects. These projects have added over $16 million in housing and renovations to the community and have impacted over 1,800 beds for men, women, children and veterans facing homelessness. HomeAid partners collectively serve over 46,000 individuals each year. For more information visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.