HomeAid Southern Nevada helped give homeless and disadvantaged high school students a stylish new place to shop for clothes, shoes and accessories. The nonprofit and its volunteers pitched in to help remodel and restock Betty’s Boutique at Project 150, a place where students can get much-needed clothes for free with a student ID card.
Several community partners were involved in the restock and remodel, which included redesigned sections for men and women, new shelving, and upgraded flooring. HomeAid, through its build partner KB Home and other partners, donated remodel work in-kind for a phase of the project, estimated at $8,000. HomeAid also volunteered more than 50 hours of service time during the final phase of the project to give Betty’s a makeover.
HomeAid took on the project as part of its Care Days program, which consists of volunteer projects to support local homeless service providers and helping with immediate needs. Partners on the project included Project 150, KB Home, Carpets N More, Nevada State Apartment Association, Brass 2 Copper Mechanical, Focus Framing, Chicago Painting & Drywall, Triple Five Group of Companies, and Focus Electric.
“It was a great experience to be part of this project, helping a close partner like Project 150 continue their mission to serve homeless and disadvantaged students here in Southern Nevada,” said Nat Hodgson, HomeAid’s executive director. “Everyone involved should be proud of the space that was created for students to have access to necessities like clothes and shoes.”
The HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association. This partnership has resulted in more than $1.2 million in community donations through shelter build projects, which are made possible by the generosity of builders and suppliers. For more information about HomeAid and its services, visit www.homeaidsn.org, call 702.794.0117 extension 108, or follow HomeAid on Facebook or and Twitter.
About HomeAid Southern Nevada
Founded in 2004, HomeAid Southern Nevada’s mission is building new lives for Southern Nevada’s homeless through housing and community outreach. This mission is carried out through care days, education and awareness in the community and shelter projects. The HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA). Since opening its doors, more than 200,000 square feet have been renovated, and more than 3,000 homeless children and adults have been served through the great work of countless builders, trades, sponsors and volunteers involved with HomeAid Southern Nevada.
About Southern Nevada Home Builders Association
The Southern Nevada Home Builders Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by meeting the housing and community development needs of Southern Nevada. Founded in 1953 by 12 local homebuilders and incorporated with the state in 1954, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association ranks as the oldest and largest local trade organization representing the residential construction industry in the state of Nevada. It has nearly 500 members working in all facets of the homebuilding industry. It is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association founded in 1942 to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. NAHB is made up of about 800 state and local associations. About 1/3 of NAHB’s 140,000 members are home builders and/or remodelers.