Good From The Ground Up
Investing in Community
Building change in our communities starts from the ground up. Mick McGraw, our President & CEO says, “We don’t just build houses. We build communities,” McGraw said. “We feel like it’s a corporate responsibility to be investing in and supporting the communities we build in, and these nonprofits help these communities thrive.” When you become part of the Eastbrook family, you support local non-profits & causes such as:
- Affordable/Safe Housing
- Food Security
- Health Services
- Kids & Family Services
- Women Services
Keep reading for information on our annual giving campaign, ways to get involved, nonprofit testimonials, and employee engagement!
Supporting Local Nonprofits
In 2017, Eastbrook formalized its giving efforts into a month of events called “Taste & Tour”. Originally an event series that raised funds for local nonprofits, Taste, and Tour naturally transitioned into a Fall giving campaign that provides donations to nonprofits across Michigan. The impact of these donations is far reaching:
- Since 2017, Eastbrook has donated over $700,000 to local nonprofits in West Michigan, the Greater Lansing Area, and Auburn, AL.
- In total, this giving campaign has helped raise over $950,000 for these non-profits through matching campaigns and events.
“Twenty-five dollars adds up. There’s collective impact there,” said Kate O’Keefe, director of development and community engagement for Family Promise of GR. “That money goes a long way toward feeding families, getting cars fixed and providing day care opportunities.
Ways to Get Involved
Brown Bag Decorating at our Model Homes
In the month of September, Eastbrook Homes partnered with Kids’ Food Basket for their Brown Bag Decorating campaign! All in all, we were able to decorate over 800 bags at our various model homes throughout West Michigan. This contributed to KFB’s goal of decorating 200,000 bags in September, to both encourage the children receiving these sack suppers, and to help raise awareness for Kids’ Food Basket. Thank you to everyone who came out to decorate!
Discover these incredible nonprofits below! If a cause hits close to home, each nonprofit has opportunities for giving and volunteering.
Engaging As A Company
We’ve built a number of ramps over the years and have repaired people’s porches. And really, as we’ve been involved, it’s just helping people get in and out of their homes. Home Repair Services makes it really easy to volunteer…they’ve really taken it to the next level.Brad Mooney
Volunteers with Home Repair Services
I am passionate about strengthening our community, ensuring home and safety for all, and building unique solutions that empower others. So many of us have the skills to make our community better together, in unique ways. Let’s roll up our sleeves and help each other grow!Sarah Titus
Volunteers with Safe Haven, Family Promise of Grand Rapids, Citizen Labs and Code for Good West Michigan
Shortly after I started working at Eastbrook Homes, I had the privilege of partnering with Safe Haven Ministries for our Taste and Tour fundraising event. I was familiar with the organization beforehand as one of my dear friends was fortunate enough to receive group counseling from them. I saw firsthand how this program changes people’s lives and helps protect and heal them from the trauma of domestic violence.Stacy Vis
Safe Haven Ministries
Family Frolic 2022
Watch the video and browse the gallery to see the results of this years event!
We raised over $30,000 for our community and had over 500 people in attendance!
Merry & Brite 2021
Watch the video and browse the gallery below to see the results of our latest project!