During the Fall Giving Drive, homebuyers in Bridgeland and The Woodlands Hills can help to positively impact the lives of others at the same time they purchase their new home. Lasting from September 1 through September 30, The Howard Hughes Corporation will donate $500 to a local charity for each home sold in either of its award-winning Houston-area communities. When purchasing a home during the Fall Giving Drive, homebuyers may choose from one of the following five charitable organizations to receive the $500 donation: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Operation FINALLY HOME, Montgomery County Food Bank, Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF) and the Willis ISD Education Foundation.
Part of the masterful design used for developing Howard Hughes Corporation properties includes sustaining communities through a culture of giving back, and the Fall Giving Drive is just one example of that culture in action. Through the company’s social responsibility program HHCares, the corporation and its employees donate time, treasure and talent to over 130 charitable causes each year. At this time of year, the Fall Giving Drive provides an opportunity for new homebuyers to join the company’s effort to uplift the community by donating to area organizations.
“The Fall Giving Drive is one of our most impactful outreach efforts at Howard Hughes, casting a wide-net to help others in and around our communities,” said Heath Melton, Executive Vice President of Master Planned Communities, Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “When homebuyers choose to purchase a home in our master planned communities, they are making an immediate positive change. It is our hope it will encourage new residents to practice additional philanthropy and volunteerism with these vital and important non-profits.”
Each charity in the Fall Giving Drive aids and assists hundreds, sometimes thousands of individuals within the Greater Houston region. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funds cutting-edge research to advance cures for blood cancers; Operation FINALLY HOME provides homes and home modifications to America’s military heroes and the widows of fallen soldiers; Montgomery County foodbank serves over 65,000 people each month in their quest to fight hunger and food insecurities; CFEF provides educational scholarships to graduating seniors and funds programs supporting staff development; and Willis ISD Educational Foundation, an all-volunteer organization, generates financial resources to promote education excellence and opportunity beyond the scope of the Willis school system.
The Fall Giving Drive is also a partnership between Howard Hughes and all of their builder partners that build within the two Houston communities: Beazer Homes, Chesmar Homes, Century Communities, Coventry Homes, Darling Homes, David Weekley Homes, Fedrick Harris, Gehan Homes, Highland Homes, Lennar Homes, M/I Homes, Newmark Homes, Partners in Building, Perry Homes, Ravenna Homes, Taylor Morrison, Tri Pointe Homes, Village Builders and Westin Homes. Each builder has made a $2,500 contribution to the fundraising efforts that will help impact the total donation to the five charities. Additionally, several of Howard Hughes’ Realtor partners have also made donations to the cause: The Lippincott Team, Shelley Cooley with eXp Realty/The Franklin Team, and The Flory Team.
With community focused philanthropy acting as a guiding principle, the Fall Giving Drive is a perfect example of the HHCares program. Sustaining communities through active engagement like the Fall Giving Drive, together, The Howard Hughes Corporation, along with new homebuyers, home builders and real estate firms strengthen individuals, support causes and uplift the community.