The Houston Apartment Association
provides services and volunteers for apartment-related community service
projects. Promoting our efforts in the community leads to a positive public
image for the association and its members. The Community Outreach Committee
members act on behalf of HAA to promote industry support for the projects,
partnerships and programs undertaken as community outreach efforts. Any HAA
member is welcome to participate in these efforts. If you are interested in
participating in community service activities or projects, please contact Susan
Hinkley at 713-595-0313 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Aimee Arrington at
713-595-0302 or email@example.com
2013 Event and Projects
Got a lot of used keys?
Valet Waste is hosting a Key Recycling drive. Your used keys can help us raise
money for the American Red Cross. Click here to download flier ‘"Keycycling" or for more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We well hold a drawing for a "Big Green Egg" in December for the person or property that donates the
most keys thanks to our generous sponsor, Ferguson Enterprises. A picture of the Big Green Egg
Sports Challenge - May 10, 2013 For more details about this event, please click on this link Sports Challenge
Fun Run - June 8, 2013
Grab the whole family and your running shoes! Join us for this Fun Run and Walk at the HAA offices.
We will have a designated closed course within the Westway Park Business Park with both a 1K and 5k route. Click here for a map of of the course.
proceeds for this event will benefit Camp Hope a housing project
providing interim housing and services to affected service men and
women experiencing post traumatic stress. For more details about Camp
Home please view the video. Camp Hope video
Houston Food Bank Food Drive November -December
The drive officially starts November 1 each year. HAA began our annual food drive in 1983 and has continued to help the food bank by asking properties as well as supplier companies to collect food for donation. In 2012 we also began collecting food for pets. If you would like to make a financial donation to these two great organizations please visit their websites at The Houston Food Bank or Rescue Bank for the pets.
HAA and its members have donated
regularly their time and money to a number of worth groups and causes. Listed
here are some of our past accomplishments:
- Houston Apartment Association members pledged $45,000
and volunteered numerous man-hours to build a house during Habitat for
Humanity's Jimmy Carter Work Project in June 1998. In 1997 and 1999, 125
HAA volunteers helped build homes on designated HAA Habitat Days.
- In 1997, HAA co-sponsored with the city of Houston a
new Preschoolers and Parents Water Safety Program designed for infants,
toddlers, preschoolers and their parents that involved hundreds of
apartment families. Since 1998, several hundred HAA apartment communities
have held HAA sponsored water safety seminars on-site, taught by American
Red Cross and Save-A-Life/Prevent-A-Drowning instructors. In 1999, the
number of drownings in Houston dropped by 50 percent.
- HAA helped establish and continues to support the
Houston/Harris County Furniture Bank, which collects and distributes
donated furnishings to the homeless.
- HAA members donated generously to the Leukemia Society
($30,000 annually) and other charities every year in organized
- HAA members helped the SIDS (Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome) Alliance Houston raise more than $30,000 in 2000.
- HAA sponsored several baseball outings every year,
giving disadvantaged youth the opportunity to meet Houston Astros players
and see a game in person.
- HAA is well positioned to reach out to families
that live in Houston's apartment communities where many children who need
the CHIP/Children's Medicaid programs live. HAA helped CDF reach out to
apartment community residents. CDF employees attend events at those
communities and distribute information and applications, as well as talk
directly with families who may qualify for the insurance programs. Visit www.cdftexas.org
for more information.
- HAA members participated in the The Kidney Foundation
of Southeast Texas Walk raising funds to support education and research to
prevent kidney and urinary tract disease and to create greater awareness
about the need for organ donation. In 2009, the event raised $94,500 for
the foundation with 1,717 walkers participating.