April is National Volunteer Month! Build Your Future Arizona is proud to collaborate with investors who give back to the Arizona Community in more ways than one – through monetary donations, volunteer time, and active service. To celebrate, we’re highlighting a few volunteer programs and projects from our Investors:
The 1Mission is a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. The organization’s goal is to help families build houses in their community, then join the list themselves for a home of their own. 15-20 employees participate twice a year.
For 10 years, the Phoenix Division of Lennar has consistently provided acts of service and support to Child Crisis Arizona. Child Crisis Arizona offers an emergency children’s shelter, foster care, adoption, Early Head Start and preschool programs, counseling services, classes and workshops for families and community members. They also provide an expanded refugee and resettlement shelter program. There has been a growing need for these services during the last few years, resulting in more emergency shelters being created for children and their families in need.
Notwithstanding the concern with Covid, Lennar associates have stepped up and supported Child Crisis this year by building bookcases, desks and wardrobes for a new Independent Living Program for Foster Youth; participating in an ongoing annual fundraising event; conducting a Trunk or Treating for the emergency shelter and providing food boxes at Thanksgiving for families in need.
“As an annual tradition, the Lennar associates made 45 blankets for children currently staying at the emergency shelter. When the children leave to either go home or to a foster home, they take their blanket with them – we like to think of it as ‘a little bit of Lennar goes with them.’ ”
Because of the local Division’s efforts, the Lennar Corporate office has contributed $100,000 to Child Crisis Arizona over the past 10 years and built a strong community partnership for support year-round.
The HomeAid Trap Shoot is a charitable event held annually to support HomeAid’s mission to help those impacted by homelessness build new lives, with the PulteGroup participating for the past two years. Funds raised support HomeAid Phoenix’s housing development and community outreach programs throughout the Valley. In addition to supporting a great cause, the event is a terrific opportunity to network with people in the homebuilding industry.
The project’s goal is to sponsor two teams to help raise funds for those impacted by homelessness, by supporting Phoenix’s housing development and community outreach programs.
In 2022, Pulte Homes sponsored two event teams and brought together over 25 volunteers to support the cause. The overall event brought in $175,000 in support of HomeAid’s mission to help build a future without homelessness.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a one-of-a-kind experience that provides a volunteer opportunity for Pulte employees to pack nutritional food that will impact hundreds of hungry kids worldwide. Each day FMSC meals are distributed in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs worldwide to deliver hope and break the cycle of poverty.
The project’s goal is to raise funds to purchase the food that supports meals FMSC provides to kids in need around the globe, with a mission to eliminate starvation in children and provide an opportunity for Pulte employees to give back. PulteGroup has been working with FMSC for a decade, and for the 10th year, 50-75 Pulte employees will be participating in a packing event that will impact hundreds of children in just a two-hour packing shift.
The Sundt Foundation awarded $86,000 to 16 nonprofits in the Phoenix area during its current giving round. Those nonprofits receiving grants include the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, Arizona Friends of the Homeless, the Arizona Humane Society, Aster Aging, Caring Coalition Arizona, Crowd to Community, Furnishing Dignity, PV Community Food Bank, Helen’s Hope Chest, Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health, the Opportunity Tree, the Phoenix Rescue Mission, Southern Arizona Association of the Visually Impaired, Stand for Children Leadership Center and the Tempe Community Council.
The Sundt Foundation awards quarterly grants to local Phoenix-area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of local Sundt employee-owners.
These are only four of the many contributions our investors are making to the Arizona Community. We couldn’t be more thankful to work with companies who share our mission of supporting and ensuring the future of Arizona Construction. Happy National Volunteer Month!
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation‘s Construction Workforce Initiative, Build Your Future Arizona’s mission is to create a sustainable and skilled craft workforce by creating awareness about high-paying construction careers, training opportunities and mapping career paths to employment in these high-demand occupations.