Community Service Historical Listing

Community Service - It means a lot to LHBA members!

In a typical year, the members of LHBA generously volunteer in excess of 5,000 hours for Association activities and donate in excess of $100,000 annually to the Community.

 

Since 2010....

  • Annual Renovation Design Contest with Fanshawe College

  • Annual Amazing Building Challenge with London & area elementary & secondary schools

  • Annual Community Build by Renovators’ Council

  • Fundraising at Golf Tournaments donated to Children's Hospital, Make A Wish, Ronald McDonald House, Cancer Survivors Gardens, London Abused Women’s Centre, Hockey Helps the Homeless

  • Food Drive at Golf Tournament for the London Food Bank

  • Participation in the Annual Business Cares Food Drive - over 135000lbs of food collected in 2016!

  • $2000 in scholarships awarded annually to local students entering the industry.

  • Members speak multiple times a year at various Secondary Schools to provide information on the vast number of careers in the residential construction industry

  • Annual Protecting Our Future program with donation of hard hats to Fanshawe College Students in the Construction Carpentry Techniques program. 

  • In partnership with the London Fire Services Department, the Renovators' Council provides smoke alarms to houses that do not have any in our Annual Smoke Alarm Blitzes.

  • LHBA's legacy project the Cancer Survivors Garden is in McKillop Park, provides a place of strength and hope for all of those touched by cancer.

  • The LHBA Green Home was built with the generous donations of materials, products, and labour from members of the London Home Builders' Association. The proceeds from the sale of this home helped to fund the Cancer Survivors Garden.

  • Partnership with Cancer Society for Fields of Gold Daffodil planting in the Cancer Survivors Garden. 

  • Donation to ALS Society raised by members in a Dinner Meeting Competition

  • Donated bags for the Canadian Cancer Society to use as volunteer appreciation gifts

  • Supported “Kendra’s Bake Sale” at the Cancer Survivors Gardens to raise money for Childcan

  • A clothing drive brought in truckloads of professional clothing donated by our members to ClothingWorks

  • Partnership with ReForest London’s Million Tree Challenge. Planted fourteen trees, and gave away over 150 seedlings for planting.

  • Partnered with Southdale and Limberlost Chaplaincies in Mug-nificent – an event that provided 70 children in the community with the opportunity to give gifts to their mothers for Mother’s Day!

  • Donations to Bereaved Families, Habitat for Humanity, and Camp Kee Mo Kee after office renovation.

  • Community Showcase at the Lifestyle Home Show. Space donated to nine community organizations: Bereaved Families, Bibles for Missions, Cancer Survivors Garden, Kids Kicking Cancer, London Abused Women’s Centre, London Food Bank, Need Help Now, ReForest London, Text Books for Change.

  • Food Drive and media awareness conducted at the Lifestyle Home Show for the London Food Bank.

  • Donation to support programming for Kids Kicking Cancer

  • Spring Golf Tournament to support Kids Kicking Cancer

  • Parade of Renovations to support The Unity Project

 

Since 2000.....

  • Annual Renovation Design Contest with Fanshawe College

  • Annual Amazing Building Challenge with London & area elementary & secondary schools

  • Annual Community Build by Renovators’ Council - decks, doorway widening, kitchen conversion for Wellspring London. room of shelving for the London Children’s Museum and extensive renovation for May Court Club - exterior repairs and interior refurbish - including electrical panel, plumbing, lighting, cabinets, counter tops, accessible change rooms and complete repainting.

  • Annual Birdhouse Raffle by Renovators’ Council with proceeds to MS Society

  • Annual Chili Blast luncheon to celebrate Renovation Month in October, with ticket proceeds to MS Society of Canada.

  • Friends of the Games silver sponsorship for Canada Summer Games

  • Supported George Bray Hockey Association with proceeds from Renovators’ Council Hockey Tournament.

  • Raised $15,000 for the Diabetes Association and $10,000 for London’s New Children’s Hospital as support for Paul Rawlings, Honolulu Marathon.

  • Fundraising at Golf Tournaments donated to Children's Hospital, Make A Wish, Ronald McDonald House, Cancer Survivors Gardens, London Abused Women’s Centre

  • Food Drive at Golf Tournament for the London Food Bank

  • Participation in the Annual Business Cares Food Drive

  • Float in the Jaycees Annual Christmas Parade

  • Home at Last renovation valued at $80,000 in partnership with the London St Thomas Association of Realtors, CMHC and the London Affordable Housing Foundation, to support a family moving from assisted housing to home ownership

  • Victoria Park - Stone wall completing Richmond Street face of park.

  • TREE – Team Reforestation Enhances our Environment - 2000 trees planted; Basil Grover Park, Springbank Park, Greenway Park, park bench in Basil Grover Park near future grove.

  • Over $3000 in scholarships awarded to local students entering the industry.

  • Sites not for Play awareness campaign with London area elementary schools and A Channel promotion aimed at keeping children away from potential injury on construction sites.

  • Renovation Rescue for a homeowner whose renovation went horribly wrong, valued at $40,000.

  • Annual Protecting Our Future program with donation of hard hats to Fanshawe College Students in the Construction Carpentry Techniques program. 

  • Southdale Chaplaincy renovation to combine two housing units into one to expand space and function for community programs supporting area residents.

  • Donated to London District Catholic School Board safety boots for students on Katrina relief mission.

 

During the 90’s...

  • Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, LHBA raised total of $30,000.

  • Supported Jesse’s Journey

  • Renovation of eight camp cabins at Stevenson Camp, valued at $100,000.

  • Built and donated children’s playhouses to Merrymount Children’s Centre, Children’s Aid Society and Second Stage Housing

  • Painted apartment building hallways for Battered Women’s Shelter, Second Stage Housing

  • Annual Renovation Design Contest with Fanshawe College

  • Annual Model Building program with London & area elementary & secondary schools

  • Constructed and donated new home, valued at $260,000 as first prize in Hopes & Dreams Lottery.

  • Assisted Bethanys Hope Foundation in obtaining over $500,000. In secondary prizes for Hopes & Dreams Lottery

  • Renovation and food-raising for London Food Bank - refinished concrete floor in office and constructed 40’ of shelving for storage of large boxed foods.

  • Annual Community Builds by Renovators’ Council - decks, conversion of bedroom into full service handicapped washroom, etc.

  • Annual Children’s Playhouse Raffle by Renovators’ Council - proceeds to MS Society

  • Annual Chili Blast luncheon to celebrate Renovation Month in October -proceeds to Habitat for Humanity & MS Society of Canada.

 

During the 80’s...

  • United Way - Raised $25,000 - $30,000 annually

  • Completed extensive renovation for London & Middlesex Lung Association with materials and labour donated by LHBA members, valued at $95,000.

  • Constructed and sold new home valued at $150,000 with proceeds to Sunshine Foundation and members participated in the Dream Lift that funds were used for.

  • Won Community Service Award for all of Canada from Canadian Home Builders’ Association in 1988 and 1989 in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by members of the London Home Builders' Associations to better the way of life of people in our community.


Our first Community Service project:

Constructed and sold a new home valued at $225,000 with proceeds donated to Community Living London.

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