The HBA of Greater Lansing covers Ingham, Eaton & Clinton Counties. The last couple of years our focus has been on workforce development and creating an awareness in the community about the opportunities available in the industry. We have also been focusing on giving back to the community. Our members take pride in being involved with the HBA and supporting the community in which they live.
Members of the Professional Women in Building Council, along with friends, coworkers and family members participated in a charity bike ride to raise funds for EVE, Inc. EVE (End Violent Encounters) is a local shelter for victims of domestic violence. Participants were able to raise nearly $6,000 for this amazing organization in our community. To raise awareness for domestic violence over 50 people participated in a 7 mile bike ride on the Lansing River Trial.
The HBA Annual Golf Outing was held on July 12 at Hawk Hollow Golf Course. For every registered golfer, a portion of their fee was donated to the Construction Technology Program at the Capital Area Career Center. We presented a check at the outing in the amount $690.00. The program is offered to high school students interested in a career in construction.
Through ticket sales at the annual Parade of Homes, sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union, we were able to disburse a total of $9,000 to local charities. Volunteer organiza-tions were assigned a home to help sell tickets and keep traffic counts and in return they each received a check for $500.
We are gearing up for our annual Toys for Tots Campaign, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. We received $26,281.00 in donations last year. This money was used to purchase toys for children in the area. Total toy count for the campaign reached 4,731. We are looking forward to another successful year and supporting the kids in our community.
The Professional Women in Building Council was able to give three scholarships to students enrolled at the Capital Area Career Center. The three recipients were all female who planned to use the funds for tools as they embark on their career.
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