Home Builders Association of F-M and its members organized a holiday toiletry drive for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, amassing more than 2,500 items including deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, facial tissue, soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. The HBA of F-M set and reached a goal of gathering 250 of each of the ten items. The toiletries will supply children served by the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch for a year.
Groups participating in the drive included six committees, three boards, various members and staff affiliated with the HBA of F-M. The relationship began in mid 2016 when Ranch representatives contacted Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation (the HBA of F-M’s charity) for help in refreshing its youth home for adolescents in need of residential care in the Fargo- Moorhead area. In addition to toiletry items, HBA of F-M staff and members purchased holiday wish list gifts for children residing at the youth home facility and Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.
HBA of F-M President Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting, says, “We’ve been privileged to help Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch update its youth home to help make a positive impact in the kids’ lives. It feels really good to see our members give back during the holiday season, knowing that their support of this drive will keep the Ranch supplied with these basic-need items for the next year.”
Thank you to the following organizations that contributed toiletry items:
- Allied Building Products Corp.
- Border States Paving, Inc.
- Conmy Feste Ltd
- Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc.
- Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.
- First International Bank & Trust
- Monica Hart Interior Design, Inc.
- North Dakota Association of Builders
- The Putty Girl, LLC
- Red River Drywall & Decorating Services
- Revive Contracting LLC
- Smart Spaces, Inc.
- Stenerson Lumber
- Stone Countertop Outlet
- Stone Holding Company
- Stone Ridge Builders, Inc.
- Syverson Tile & Stone
- Valley Lights
The following companies donated funds to John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Decorating Services, Inc., to help the HBA of F-M meet its goal. Red River Drywall & Decorating Services’ staff purchased an additional 708 items with these donations!
- Bell Bank
- Isai LeBaron Drywall LLC
- Precision Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling, Inc.
- Twin City Garage Door, Inc.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. The Ranch is a place of healing and hope, a place where the most troubled, complex, and amazing kids and their families find professional care, compassionate expertise, and new possibilities. At the Ranch, staff look each kid in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.
The HBA of F-M promotes an environment in which members and their businesses can prosper. It is a non-profit trade association of nearly 900 members that has been in existence since 1956. Its public events include the Spring Parade of Homes, Fall Parade of Homes, Remodeled Home Tour and Red River Valley Home & Garden Show.
Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation provides a positive outlet for the housing industry to give back to the community, building a framework for the future. Founded in 1993, it is the Home Builders Association of F-M’s charitable organization. For more details, visit www.hbcfm.com.