HomeAid Houston received a check in early February for $5,855 at the Astros Golf Celebratory Banquet as part of the Birdies for Charity program. The Astros Golf Foundation selected HomeAid to be a beneficiary of the Program presented by THINK Neurology for Kids. Birdies for Charity is designed to give participating charities and schools the opportunity to generate contributions through the Houston Open. 100% of donations to the program go directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. An additional bonus was presented to HomeAid as the recipient of the Cadence Bank Bonus.
“It was an honor to be one of the participating charities for this unique fundraiser,” said Nicole Keown, president of HomeAid Houston. “HomeAid is grateful to have had this opportunity and also for our long-standing relationship with the Astros Foundation through our Project Playhouse. Birdies for Charity allows us to reach out to a new sector of the public that can ultimately help raise awareness of homelessness in our community.”
As part of the program, HomeAid collected pledges ($0.01 to $1.00) from the general public and/or corporate donors for every ‘birdie’ made by the PGA TOUR players during the Houston Open, November 11 – 14, 2021.
The program also included a challenge called Guess the Birdies Contest where donors can guess the number of birdies that will be made by PGA Tour Pros during the Houston Open for a chance to win an Astros Suite Night at Minute Maid Park. Proceeds will go toward HomeAid’s construction projects.
HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association was started in 2003. The agency builds and remodels homeless shelters for its homeless care agencies. The first shelter was dedicated in 2005. Since then, over 70 projects have been completed, adding and impacting over 1750 beds and providing over 1.3 million nights of sleep. This is a 15.8 million dollar added value in housing and improvements. Annually, HomeAid’s projects serve over 5000 homeless men, women, children and veterans in Houston.
For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call the Greater Houston Builders Association at 281-970-8970.