HBA Home Show Boosts Area Charities

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield’s 2011 Home Show drew more than 14,000 people in attendance. That was good news for professionals in the building industry, as it likely bodes well for 2011 as a recovery year. But the HBA also leveraged the show’s robust attendance to provided needed support for some of the area’s outstanding non-profit charitable organizations.

Dollar-Off Offer Yields 1,100 Pounds of Food for Ozarks Food Harvest

In partnership with HBA Member Hometown Disposal, the HBA of Greater Springfield offered Home Show attendees a $1 savings off their admission when they contributed a canned good to Ozarks Food Harvest. Hometown’s distinctive bright orange dumpsters were onsite and filled to the brim by the weekend’s end with the generosity of Home Show attendees. When it was all counted, more than 1,100 pounds of food were collected for the cause.

Remodelors Council Raises $1,250 for Make-A-Wish

The HBA Remodelors Council built a beautiful child’s playhouse to raise money for the local chapter of Make-A-Wish foundation. Home Show attendees who made a donation to Make-A-Wish were entered into a drawing to receive the playhouse at the conclusion of the Home Show. Darran and Julie Campbell  (BWI/Bulkwaste, LLC) were the lucky winners of the playhouse, with two daughters present to immediately take occupancy!