Helping to build a stronger community.
We don’t measure success simply by our bottom line. While we’re building incredible homes, we’re building a stronger community, too. Community involvement has always been a key part of our mission. Through our company giving and our very generous employee volunteer efforts, we reach out to others any way we can. Below you’ll find our latest examples of how we give back to the community.
Lake Country Builders has been involved in the BATC Foundation since its creation. We have done everything from donate materials / labor to their projects, been a builder partner to build a home and served on various boards chairs.
Originally founded in 1993 as a nonprofit organization named the Builder’s Outreach Foundation, the BATC Foundation is the charitable arm of the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). In the early 90’s, the committee built two homes-one for Cornerstone Battered Women Shelters, and one for Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners. In October 1994, the Foundation took on their first project in the Frogtown area of St. Paul. This led to a ten-year partnership with the city of St. Paul and the Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation. During the ensuing decade, the Foundation constructed homes for 19 families in Frogtown within several blocks, bringing a needed stability and a reliable place for families to the area. Throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s, the Foundation’s advocacy grew under its new mission, and with each increasing partnership. We aim, and dream, to create safe and affordable housing in the Twin Cities community.
29th Street Petal Pusher Program
Through the operation of a retail flower shop, inner city teen girls at risk of delinquent behavior now have an opportunity to develop life, leadership and employment skills. When a customer buys flowers and garden accessories from 29th Street Petal Pushers, they will be supporting a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that will train and support young women in meaningful employment – oftentimes their first paid job experience. Our goal, and one of the most rewarding outcomes of this project, is to have fewer adolescent girls participating in unhealthy behaviors and instead join in a valuable, ongoing, arts-related employment program.
Habitat for Humanity
Our employees were recently given the opportunity to participate in a local Habitat for Humanity project. Lake Country Builders owners granted a paid day off to participate in this very worthwhile endeavor.
Edina: A Better Chance
ABC is a national organization dedicated to providing strong educational opportunities to students of color. The ABC goal is to increase the number of well-educated minority students and make it possible for deserving students to reach their full potential.
Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing basic human services to individuals and families in the following communities: Greenfield, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Rockford, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay and Orono. Every year, WeCAN sponsors Adopt-A-Family, a holiday giving program that helps connect needy families with anonymous holiday sponsors.
Helping children with life-threatening medical conditions realize lifelong dreams.
A nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty, while caring for the Earth.
Global Citizens Network
Global Citizens Network works to promote peace, justice and respect through cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation. We are committed to enhancing quality of life around the world while preserving indigenous cultures, traditions and ecologies.
This inter-denominational school provides 250 inner-city youths with a remarkable education infused with a God-centered perspective.