HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association announced that the theme for their 13th annual charity fundraiser is Acts of Kindness. HomeAid’s HALO luncheon has hosted nearly 3000 guests since its inception. The luncheon will be held November 5 as a virtual event. Due to the fact that many of Houston’s venues required that space be reserved early in 2021, HomeAid made the financially responsible decision to repeat last year’s format and move forward with a virtual event that will again embrace and deliver HomeAid’s message through its thoughtfully designed program.
HALO, HomeAid’s Amazing Ladies Organization Luncheon raises funds for future HomeAid construction projects. The event brings hundreds of accomplished women from the construction industry and other related industries together to hear the intimate side of homelessness that affects men, women, children, families and veterans.
“It is humbling to see the continuing participation of so many of HomeAid’s supporters who have stood by us year after year, and especially through the COVID pandemic that has impacted non-profits world-wide,” said Toy Wood HomeAid founder and underwriter. “Our supporters return every year bringing new HomeAid ambassadors who share our vision to serve those in crisis.”
HomeAid’s HALO Luncheon has raised over half a million dollars since Toy, then GHBA CEO, invited six women to a lunch that was held in the kitchen of one of HomeAid’s homeless care agencies in 2008.
“We are excited about our theme this year,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid. “Acts of Kindness are the building blocks behind every HomeAid project, partnership, and commitments we make to provide hope and help to our care providers. We look forward to the stories you will hear from graduates of several of our agency partners. Our virtual program will be both moving and informative and there will be a few surprises as well.”
HomeAid is gearing up for several new construction projects that will improve the lives of youth and young adults facing homelessness, single mothers and families who are facing homelessness and teen girls who are recovering from neglect and abuse.
HomeAid Houston is one of 19 chapters of HomeAid America, the nation’s largest provider of transitional shelters for the homeless. HomeAid identifies long term, stable homeless care providers, who need additional capacity and pairs them with GHBA builders, remodelers, vendors, and suppliers who donate their time, materials, and labor to help build hope and homes for the homeless.
Since 2003, HomeAid has completed 77 projects, adding or impacting over 1800 beds, that translates into over 1.3 million nights of sleep with value added in housing and improvements of over $16 million.
For more information visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.