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 awards scholarships to seniors from southeast Nebraska high schools who will be attending an accredited college, university or technical college and majoring in one of the construction fields. The Home Builders Association of Lincoln and the Remodelers Council award $750 scholarships which are open to any senior. The President’s Scholarship is $1000 and open to a senior who has a parent, grandparent or other relative who is a member or is employed by a member of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln.
The Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation also funds $750 scholarships for students currently enrolled at Southeast Community College in one of the construction specific degree programs. Applications for these scholarships are available through the Southeast Community College Educational Foundation.
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.
In November 2019, over 90 HBAL members (and their children and grandchildren) gathered to make 70 builder block sets. In 30 years, HBAL members have made over 2,100 wonderful toys for the Santa Cop program.
This year, all of the wooden toys were given to the Lincoln Police Department to be distributed to children the officers encounter while on the job who need a little extra cheer this holiday season.
The 2020 Santa Cop Project will be held on Saturday, November 14. You will find more information in the September and October issues of the Lincoln Business Builder.