NHBA Staff & Committee Members dropping off toy donations to BBBS in December 2019

Although 2020 has brought its share of challenges, staff, members and the Board of Directors from the Niagara Home Builders Association are doing their part to ensure the families of Niagara wake up with gifts under the tree and a hot meal on the table this holiday season.

The local association has teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North & West Niagara along with Project Share in Niagara Falls by executing two separate holiday drives aiming to raise donations for those in need.

For over 10 years, the NHBA has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North & West Niagara in order to raise donations for the youth they provide support services to on a daily basis.

Traditionally, donations for BBBS have been raised through the NHBA’s annual Christmas Gala in early December. However, with tightening COVID restrictions, the association was unable to move forward with the event for the 2020 season

“This year has been particularly hard for a majority of people” states NHBA President Tony Alfieri. “We still wanted to lend our support to these families and children we have helped over the years, and we felt it was imperative to continue with our holiday drive”

In lieu of new/unwrapped gifts and toys, donations of gift cards can be made at two local member businesses which include; Patene Building Supplies in St.Catharines and The One Stop Fireplace Shop in Niagara Falls. Gift card donations can be easily inserted into the sealed “touch free” boxes at each location.

The NHBA has also been working closely with Project SHARE of Niagara Falls over the past two years. The association has organized back to school supply drives, and this year is participating in their “Fill the Virtual Bus” campaign.

This year, NHBA Member Enbridge Gas will be matching donations up to $1,000 for Project SHARE, which can be made in the way of a monetary contribution, gift card, and food or toy donations.

If members of the public would like to donate to one or both of these drives, please e-mail info@nhba.ca OR visit:


Donations of gift cards in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North & West Niagara can be dropped off at the following locations:

Patene Building Supplies

39 Seapark Drive | St. Catharines

Monday- Friday 7 AM – 5 PM

The One Stop Fireplace Shop

4332 Drummond Road | Niagara Falls

Monday – Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM

Friday 9 AM– 6 PM

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 10 AM– 3 AM