Because we’re a longtime local builder, we feel it’s essential to give back to the community that has given us so much. Each year, we contribute part of our profits, as well as our time, to several very worthwhile Denver charities. Some recent groups we’ve worked with are:
The mission of Denver University’s Bridge Project is to provide educational opportunities for children living in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods so that they graduate from high school and attend college or learn a trade.
Berkeley Homes has participated in several projects with the Bridge Project, including remodeling a learning center at the Quigg Newton Community and hosting the Bridge Project’s annual golf fundraiser.
HomeAid Colorado builds housing for transitional and homeless families and individuals, then donates housing to partner nonprofit care providers who serve the homeless. HomeAid provides construction-related technical assistance as well as in-kind labor and materials from the building industry, which allows our partners to focus their energy and resources on providing direct services to the homeless while we take care of construction.
In collaboration with HomeAid Colorado and Volunteers of America (VOA) Berkeley Homes completed the third and final home in a project designed to house as many as five homeless female veterans and their children. Jeff Willis, President of Berkeley Homes, sits on the HomeAid Colorado board.
Boys Hope Girls Hope is an organization focused on guiding teens who are academically motivated by providing them support that they may lack in their personal or family lives. They provide value-centered, family-like homes for these students that provide guidance from high school, through college, and on to the professional world.
Berkeley Homes partnered with the Girls Hope home to renovate, update, and provide a more comfortable place for the girls in the home to work on homework, study, or connect with their peers. During this process, Berkeley Homes, in partnership with our trades, remodeled the living area, provided new and updated light fixtures, and painted to make the living space a more enjoyable area for all those living in the home.
The Homebuilders Foundation of Denver is an organization that partners with builders and trades around the Colorado area to modify families or individuals homes that need more accessibility. By doing this, they allow families or individuals to remain in their current homes and regain independence.
Berkeley Homes teamed up with the Homebuilders Foundation to remodel the kitchen of a young women, involved in a tragic accident, which left her wheel chair bound. As a lover of cooking, she was unable to gain access to her kitchen area, due to narrow walls and the height of the needed appliances that were unattainable from her wheel chair. Berkeley Homes, in conjunction with our trades, remodeled, renovated, and provided the accessibility needed for her to get back to her love of cooking, and enjoy a beautiful new kitchen.