Adopt-a-Family Project Spreads Holiday Cheer

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In the spirit of the season, the GHBA and its members partner with the Houston Housing Authority each year to support those less fortunate in our community and provide a more joyous holiday for local families. The Frank Aranza Adopt-a-Family Project is a longstanding holiday tradition for the GHBA and its members.

On December 2-3, 2022, GHBA members ‘adopted’ 41 families from the Houston Housing Authority. Participating companies fulfill the Wish List of a family in need, providing children’s gifts, basic necessities like food and hygiene items and even holiday trimmings.

In addition, GHBA teamed up with HomeAid Houston and provided a record of $16,725 in gift cards for clients of four different non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting and providing resources for the homeless community in Houston. These families received their gift cards in mid-December, just in time for Christmas.


“This event really says a lot about the GHBA and its members,” said Ken Williams, Colina Homes. “Very, very, very generous and always providing strong community support. I am proud to be a member of an Association with those values.”

The event kicked off on Friday at the GHBA offices as association staff and member volunteers wrapped gifts and organized them into bags and boxes for each of the 41 recipient families. It was a joyous day filled with camaraderie and holiday cheer.

On Saturday morning, holiday “elves” met bright and early to load the truck with gifts bound for the Housing Authority of Houston. Special thanks to Builder’s Choice and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery for donating two trucks and drivers to haul all the holiday gifts!

A special appearance by Santa (Matt Currie of Legends Architectural Stone) made this festive event even more special as he greeted each family.

Thank you to everyone who participated. It was truly a successful weekend, with many individuals enjoying a happy holiday and an outpouring of love from GHBA members. We are looking forward to an even better event next year!

Municipal District Services, LLC
Builders Post-Tension
Legend Home Corp / Princeton Classic Homes
Robert Madden Industries
ACES Builders Warranty
Carrier Corporation
Jeff Hunt Construction
Jeff Paul Custom Homes
Lincoln Jacob Construction
Parke Patterson Land Development
Peggy Means, GHBA
SRG Stairs
Suncoast Post-Tension
Unicorn Service Solutions
Chris San Roman, A and Z Happy Contractors
Christina Shiets, Scholl Forest Industries
Cynthia Fagan, GHBA
David Castle, Ironwood
Debbie Page
David Hodges, Kent Moore Cabinets
Ken Williams, Colina Homes
Maria Raines, BEC Engineers & Consultants
META Planning & Design
Nancy Dalton, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Rick & Kathy Phillips
Randy Jones, Terra Vision
ABC Supply – Nancy Castillo-Mazoch
ACES Builders Warranty – Jessica Johnson
Aranza Family – Robin Aranza
Arizona Tile – Nikki Plunkett
Benchmark Mortgage – Erica Hilliard & David Jackson
Blink Lending – Paul Lamnatos
Boe Creative – Cheryl Perry
Builders Post-Tension – Greg Tomlinson
Chesmar Homes – Hannah Ceniceros
CLM Mortage – Victoria Ginavan
Décor Builders Hardware – Jessie Stephens
EHRA Engineering – Mica Rodriguez
Empire Communities – Jennifer Leccese
FBC Mortage – Lucky Buxton
Fidelity National Title – Nicole Jones
Flooring Services – Matt Leathers
GHBA – Aimee Bertrand
Greymark Construction – Jennifer Chen
Hotchkiss Insurance – Shari Hunt
Hubbell Residential – Angela Childs
KB Homes – Chrissy McSherry/Scarlett Talley
Lennox Industries – Eileen Meyer
Magnolia Title – Christina Sacco
Omega Wine Rooms – Mary & David Feldmeyer
Pulte Group – Kristina Jones
Roy O. Martin – Tony Rocha
Shea Homes – Rebecca Summers
Sales & Marketing Council – Mel Audain
Taylor Morrison – Diana Contreras
The Franklin Team – Carrie Bond
Tri Pointe Homes – Jenni Davies
William David Homes – David Sanders
Windham Builders – Leslie Thomas