NHBA spreads Christmas cheer to Niagara’s youth


Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Niagara Home Builders’ Association (NHBA) says it hosted its annual Christmas Celebration on Dec. 3, adding a bit of rustic, country inspiration to more than 300 guests at the Holiday Inn Convention Centre in St. Catharines.

The association says it has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North and West Niagara  to raise donations for the youth they provide support services to on a daily basis.

This year saw a record number of donations from members, which included new, unwrapped gifts for the often “forgotten” ages of youth 12-21 years old.

“Our members hit it out of the park this year” says Geri Morrone, who has served as an NHBA Christmas Committee leader for over 20 years, in relation to the collected donations.

More than 100 toys, books, games and gift cards were delivered to the BBBS St. Catharines office on Wednesday morning, where staff members were astounded by the amount of donations which had just been received.

The Mission Statement of the BBBS is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. “The NHBA is proud to support an organization which provides such a positive impact for the children and youth of our community,” NHBA says in a statement.

About The NHBA

Established in 1955, the Niagara Home Builders’ Association is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 130 member companies including: Builders, Developers, Renovators, Suppliers, Supplier/Trade Contractors, Manufacturers, and Allied Professionals.

The NHBA is the Voice of the Residential Construction and Renovation Industry, consisting of a network of professionals who use strategic alliances to effectively manage residential construction issues to the satisfaction and betterment of members and the consumers.



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