Celebrating our community is one of the main values at Winslow Homes. We are proud to partner with many different organizations and give back to a community who has given our business a home and a place to grow. Here are a few of the different organizations we have had the opportunity to partner with in our community.
Homes For Hope
Winslow Homes was recently selected to be North Carolina’s 1st Homes for Hope builder. Homes for Hope is a Christ-centered non-profit that works with a select number of America’s best homebuilders to build homes for HOPE. Homes for Hope provides micro loans to hard working individuals in impoverished countries, and 98% of these micro loans are repaid which then goes to help others in need. They use that money to start local businesses that not only helps them but also helps the community in which they live. The proceeds from the sale of this home is expected to empower over a thousand hard-working entrepreneurs to create and grow small businesses in 16 of the most impoverished countries around the world by providing a hand up rather than a handout. For example, Ramona who lives in the Dominican Republic was able to start a small tabletop business in the town square with a loan of $47 US Dollars. She grew her small business to the point that her daily profit is 3x’s her original loan amount. She now provides for all of her family’s needs and supports her local church. Entrepreneurs like Ramona are realizing their God-given talents and are breaking the chains of physical and spiritual poverty every day because of builders like Winslow Homes. Winslow Homes, and many of our trade partners are donating proceeds from Lot 14 South Hall to this wonderful cause.
Franklin County Education Foundation
At Winslow Homes, it is an honor for us to be able to support our schools. We have adopted a school each year through the Franklin County Education Foundation. With the adoption it allows us to get to know the needs of each school and be a part of the community. One of our favorite things to do is to show appreciation to the teachers. On teacher work days or half days, we bring lunch, snacks and small gifts like umbrellas. Seeing the appreciation from the teachers encourages us to do more. So, now we have started building things like a small storage locker for lost and found and shelters at the playground for the teachers to stand under to get out of the sun.
Long Mill Elementary School Pavilion Build
Long Mill Elementary School Grounds Beautification
Long Mill Elementary received an award to beautify its grounds. The A.J. Fletcher Award provided 24 new azalea bushes to the school at no cost. Long Mill’s business partner, Winslow Homes, and the third-grade classes worked together to plant them in front of the school.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
Here’s a link to an article the News & Observer did about this- CLICK HERE