Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation
The Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation was established in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to the future of the home building industry in Lancaster County. The Foundation’s mission is to support the educational and charitable activities of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln. We support the community by contributing to community service projects focused on housing, providing scholarships for students pursuing a career related to the building industry, and providing funding for other industry related educational programs.
Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Events include the HBAL Golf Tournament, Remodelers Council Golf Tournament, Light the Way 5K, Sporting Clay Shoot and Santa Cop Project.
Building our community isn’t just a slogan. Each year, the HBAL and its members contribute time and money to a variety of community projects. We believe in doing our part to make Lincoln a stronger, safer community. Together we’re helping to build a better Lincoln!
The Foundation accepts tax-deductible contributions to establish scholarships and other programs.
Proceeds from the annual golf tournaments, chili cook-off, and sporting clay shoot are directed to the Foundation.
Donations to the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation may be sent to:
6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C
Lincoln, NE 68516
Scholarships & School Art Contests
The Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation also awards three renewable scholarships per year to second quarter or beyond students enrolled in the Associate Degree Building Construction Program at SCC-Milford.
2019 Scholarship Recipients:
- Fatima Ayal, Lincoln High School/The Career Academy
- Bryce McGill, Norris High School
School Art Contests
The winners of the High School Interior and Residential Design contest and the Elementary School “If I Could Build A House” art contest are displayed at the Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show held each year in February. Winners are honored at HBAL’s Tribute to Youth in April.
- 2019 Interior & Residential Design Contest Winners
- 2019 “If I Could Build A House” Art Contest Winners
Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build
Since 1992, members of HBAL have pledged time and money to build 17 homes for families in need. Providing decent, affordable housing for families is a priority for HBAL members.
In the summer of 2019, HBAL built its 17th Habitat home for a single mom of eight children.
Toys for Santa Cop
Since 1988, HBAL has been making toys for Santa Cop. One Saturday each November, HBAL members get together and make 60-100 wooden toys to donate to the Lincoln Police Union’s Santa Cop program. Toys are distributed to needy children through the Center for People in Need.
In November 2017, over 90 HBAL members (and their children and grandchildren) gathered to make 72 wooden stacking block games. The children also helped build ornaments which were delivered to the residents at Lancaster Rehabilitation Center. In 30 years, HBAL members have made over 2,000 wonderful toys for the Santa Cop program.
The 2019 Santa Cop Project will be held on Saturday, November 9. You will find more information in the September and October issues of the Lincoln Business Builder.