HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), that builds transformation housing for Houston's homeless, takes great pride in the development of partnerships with various media outlets around the city that donate time and services.
One of the longest partnerships HomeAid has is with the Houston Chronicle, the city's only major newspaper. The Chronicle has donated PR space in their popular New Home Section each weekend for over ten years. These articles highlight the agencies numerous projects and help to educate the readers about homelessness in Houston. The Chronicle also includes the PR articles in their online issues.
On Target! Marketing and Advertising is also a long-time partner of HomeAid Houston that provides creative for marketing campaigns, the website, and collateral for fundraising events. They are an award-winning agency that offers full service marketing and advertising that includes branding and strategic marketing plans. "When we joined the GHBA in 2005," said Tasha Steiner, COO, "we were inspired to help HomeAid achieve their mission of building new lives for homeless families and individuals, by donating a portion of our marketing services for their many initiatives. To this day we are honored to be a small part of the beautiful construction projects they contribute to our city."
Billboard space is also a key media for HomeAid to help raise awareness about the projects and services that are making a difference. OUTFRONT Media, Inc. is one of the country's largest out-of-home media companies in the U.S. They donate three rotating billboards every year. The billboard vinyl production is donated by Brivic Media, a longtime member of the GHBA and partner of HomeAid.
Perfect Image Signs has also been committed to giving back to Houston by donating the production and printing of all HomeAid signage for various fundraisers and HomeAid Care construction projects. The company creates a full line of signage including internal and external signs, flags and banners.
HomeAid is also pleased to bring Southwest Precision Printing on as a new partner. The company recently donated printing services for a fundraising brochure. “Southwest Precision Printing is happy to work with HomeAid Houston to provide our services to help them achieve their goal in providing transformational housing for Houston’s homeless," said Tony Cisneros, senior sales representative. "We look forward to future projects that will help this charity make a difference in the lives of men, women and children in crisis.”
HomeAid Houston is one of 16 chapters of the national organization, HomeAid. HomeAid Houston was established in 2003 to work with Houston homeless care providers to build and renovate transformational shelters. By partnering with GHBA builders, remodelers, developers and suppliers, HomeAid Houston is able to effectively multiply the impact of gifts provided by generous donors.
Since its inception, HomeAid Houston has completed 36 construction projects for homeless agencies, totaling over $10 million in real estate value, and added 423 beds to Houston's homeless community. HomeAid projects have ranged from $5000 to $3.2 million, depending on the needs of the homeless care provider.
"We could not do what we do without the partnerships we have made with these valuable companies," said Bette Moser, executive director of HomeAid Houston. "It isn't easy to communicate our message of building hope and homes to the general public. These weekly articles in the Houston Chronicle, the billboards and event and fundraising signage, and the brochures all touch different segments of Houston's population. We are grateful to each company for their unwavering support."
For more information on HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.