Howard Hughes Corp. Fall Giving Drive raises over $90,000 for local non-profits
HOUSTON, TX — The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) is pleased to announce Houston area communities — Bridgeland®, the No. 1 selling master planned community in Texas, and The Woodlands Hills®, another award-winning master planned community — raised over $90,000 for five non-profits serving the Greater Houston region through its Fall Giving Drive which took place during the month of September.
For each new home sold at one of these award-winning communities during this period, The Howard Hughes Corporation donated $500 on behalf of the buyer to one of the following charities selected by the buyer: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, HomeAid Houston, Montgomery County Food Bank, and YES to YOUTH. The charitable effort gave homebuyers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the Greater Houston region while making a life changing decision in purchasing their new home.
While homebuyers played a significant role in the Fall Giving Drive, 100% of the homebuilders in Bridgeland and The Woodlands Hills, as well as various Realtor® partners, donated to the selected charities, making an even greater impact for these organizations and the meaningful work they do. The combined efforts of The Howard Hughes Corporation and the builder and Realtor® partners generated more than $90,000 for these deserving charities.
“The Howard Hughes Corporation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in and around our communities and this is one of our annual initiatives that offers an opportunity for the company to give back in a meaningful way,” said Heath Melton, Executive Vice President of MPC, Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We are proud of the efforts to raise such a significant amount for these five worthy non-profits that provide invaluable services to people in need. A big thank you goes to all those involved in the Fall Giving Drive to make this extraordinary donation possible.”
The Fall Giving Drive is part of The Howard Hughes Corporation’s corporate social responsibility program, HHCares, which uses community-focused philanthropy as a guiding principle through financial donations and volunteerism. Since the program’s start, The Howard Hughes Corporation has been an active philanthropist in the Greater Houston area, donating annually to over 130 causes of local non-profit organizations.
Platinum contributing partners include Beazer Homes, Century Communities, Chesmar Homes, Coventry Homes, Darling Homes, David Weekley Homes, Fedrick Harris Estate Homes, Gehan Homes, Highland Homes, Lennar, M/I Homes, Newmark Homes, Partners in Building, Perry Homes, Ravenna Homes, Taylor Morrison, Trendmaker Homes, Village Builders, Westin Homes, and Ray Larson Group – Re/Max The Woodlands and Spring. Silver contributors include Neighbors Ellis Team – Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene, The Franklin Team Brokered by eXp Realty, The Lippincott Team – Keller Williams Platinum, The Tello Team – eXp Realty, and Shelley Colley – The Franklin Team.
“The Howard Hughes Corporation is known for its award-winning master planned communities, but our HHCares initiative provides an opportunity to connect our team to organizations assisting our community members in so many ways,” said Jim Carman, President – Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “In giving back to our local non-profits, it is our goal to spread the spirit of goodwill and create stronger connections among our communities and the non-profits that serve others in the region. The Fall Giving Drive is a notable example of the positive effects that come from HHCares.”
Bridgeland is an 11,400-acre master planned community located in Cypress, Texas and is ranked as the top-selling master planned community in Texas and number 10 in the nation. The award-winning development opened in 2006 and offers a wide variety of housing options and extensive outdoor amenities, with a strong emphasis on conserving and enhancing the natural environment. Bridgeland has over 3,000 acres dedicated to lakes, trails and parks, and offers resort-style pools, disc-golf course, stocked lakes and complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boats and other recreational equipment for residents. Lakeland Village Center® is the first of four retail centers in Bridgeland, with additional plans for Bridgeland Central, a 900-acre future town center, along Grand Parkway, which intersects the community. Bridgeland is a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation®.
The Woodlands Hills is an approximately 2,000-acre master planned community, situated 13 miles north of The Woodlands® in Conroe and Willis, Texas. Located on FM 830 on the west side of I-45 with the property boundary extending north to FM 1097 and south to League Line Road, The Woodlands Hills offers easy access to I-45, the Grand Parkway and the Hardy Toll Road. The development is in close proximity to Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Lake Conroe and the Sam Houston National Forest. The Woodlands Hills is the third master planned community in Texas from The Howard Hughes Corporation® and is the sister community to The Woodlands® and Bridgeland®, two of the top-selling, award-winning master planned communities in Texas and the nation. For more information and to register your interest, visit TheWoodlandsHills.com and like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages, and develops commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned cities and communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport District in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information visit HowardHughes.com.