The NHBA presents gift card donations to the BBBS on December 2, 2020

DECEMBER 7, 2020 – Although 2020 has brought its share of challenges to the residents of Niagara, staff, Members and the Board of Directors from the Niagara Home Builders Association joined forces with two local charitable organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of North & West Niagara and Project SHARE of Niagara Falls in order to put gifts under the tree and a hot meal on the table to those residents in need this holiday season.

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 COVID19 restrictions, the association was unable to move forward with the event for the 2020 season. However, with some creative collaboration, the NHBA was able to provide Members with an opportunity to donate gift cards at two designated drop points throughout the month of November.

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 they participated in their “Fill the Virtual Bus Challenge” which accepts monetary donations as well as toys, food and gift cards for those who utilize the services of Project SHARE.

“Even COVID19 can’t stop our Members generosity!” states NHBA President Tony Alfieri. “We put out the call this year not really knowing what to expect, but the response was overwhelming and we are so thankful we are able to assist those families in need this holiday season”

The NHBA generated $3,855 in gift card and monetary donations for the BBBS and $2,300 in monetary and gift card donations for Project SHARE, along with over 300 pounds of toys and food!

Long standing NHBA Member Enbridge Gas lent their support to this year’s cause as well by offering a monetary matched donation of $1,000 to Project SHARE.

Both organizations were presented with the donations early this month, so families will be able to receive what they need in time for the holidays.