Builders and developers always talk about “giving back to the community,” but Hubble Homes, a Nampa, Idaho–based developer and builder, put that mantra into motion with a $100,000 donation toward the construction of a new, 50,000-square-foot YMCA facility in nearby Caldwell, about 27 miles west of Boise. Committing $20,000 a year for the next five years, president Don Hubble saw the new Y as an essential element of the growing community. “One of our core values is to support the communities in which we build,” he says, noting other donations of money and time toward other nonprofit organizations, schools, and city recreational programs and facilities throughout Idaho's Treasure Valley. “We want the community and its leaders to realize we want to help and be a partner.”
Located near three Hubble Homes' communities representing about 1,000 new homes and two other communities in another section of the city, the new YMCAwill serve an area that's grown from less than 19,000 residents in 1990 to nearly 33,000 in 2004. “That [YMCA] facility will be good for the people who buy our homes,” says Hubble. “It's an amenity for them.”
CAMPAIGN DETAILS Program: Charitable donation to a nonprofit organization; Beneficiary: Caldwell (Idaho) Family YMCA; Donor: Hubble Homes, Nampa, Idaho; Donation: $100,000 (toward $13.5 million facility)
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