Creative Homes partnered with SOWASHCARESCO Cares and Basic Needs Thrift Shop to sponsor 10 families this holiday season acting as "Elves" to spread holiday cheer and make wishes come true! Our team members collected gifts based off of the wish lists provided from each family and spent last Friday afternoon wrapping all of the presents. It was time well spent as a team giving back to the community we are so proud to be a part of.
What is the Community Elves Holiday Help Program?
This program is set up to benefit families that may need help for the holidays in Washington County locations (including veterans in Dakota County). The program provides to parents and children that are identified by as being in the greatest need. Caring people from across our community and beyond are encouraged to participate. Anyone can become an Elf, individuals as well as members of families, office groups, and community organizations
How Does It Work?
We are working with the District 833 schools and Washington County staff to identify the families who are in greatest need. Those families are notified of the opportunity and are encouraged to submit their information on each family member via an online form. Staff at Basic Needs then distributes the profiles to individuals, families, or groups who want to sponsor a family or individual. Sponsors (Elves) purchase items, making sure that each family member receives an item on their list, wrap the items, and drop off the gifts at Basic Needs Thrift Shop.
At Creative Homes, giving back our time, money, and other resources is embedded into who we are. To do this, we partner with many different non-profits located around the Twin Cities. We believe it is important to give back to the communities that we serve. View some of our other organizations we give back to here.
From the initial conversations and choosing our lot and floor plan, to our design meeting and the actual build itself Creative's team made us feel at ease and went above and beyond. We felt like they truly cared and looked out for our best interests.
Our home turned out beautiful. I could go on and on but I will just add that I am extremely happy we chose Creative Homes as our builder and would definitely recommend them to anyone considering building a home!
I really enjoyed the weekly calls with the builder. It made me feel like I knew what progress was happening during the build, and really set a tone of trust with the builder that I wasn't expecting. I found those conversations, even when very short, to be extremely helpful in staying calm during the build process.
The building process was so fun and easy; every week it was so exciting to see progress on our home. The design studio made for an easy experience when picking all the materials for our home. From start to completion, their attention to detail was phenomenal. Creative Homes has a solid team of experts and were always there to answer any question we would have. There is no doubt that I would recommend Creative Homes to anyone building a home.