We Build Homes, We Create Communities.
Baywest Homes and Bordeaux Developments have always made giving back to the community a high priority. We do it daily, and it's engrained in our company philosophy. We are all connected to each and every other person in the world, We all share the same humanity, and it's directly on companies like ours to do something to try to make the world a better place, whether its donating money to build a playground in one of the neighbourhoods we build, or working with Paul Brandt to build a couple homes for a humanitarian initiative.
United Way of Calgary and Area
From the passionate involvment of our Chairman, Bill Pringle, this company gets behind the United Way of Calgary and Area. In 2006 Baywest undertook several initiatives to raise just over $70,000. This included a commitment that for every Baywest home sold in the community of Crystal Green, Okotoks, Baywest would make a $500 donation to the United Way of Calgary and Area. This raised over $12,000 alone, the rest generated by staff driven fundraising and matching donations from Baywest. Every year we come up with a new way to raise money for this important organization. We've done everything from Mini-Olympics, to dressing up our Showhomes as haunted houses, to coat and donation drives.
Paul Brandt's Build It Forward
The concept and vision of country music star Paul Brandt, BUILD IT FORWARD chronicled the emotional journey of seven separate families at risk of homelessness who recieved a new home. While the recipient family works first hand and receives the goodwill and grace of donations and volunteers in the creation of their new home, they are also required to “build it forward” by volunteering in their own community as well as travelling abroad to help build for others in need. This movement was documented with 7 episodes, airing September 2011 on CMT Canada.
"When Paul Brandt first approached us to participate in such a meaningful way, the question was never ‘should we participate? It was a unanimous understanding that this is simply the right thing to do. And when can we start? Our trades and suppliers only confirmed that we had made the right move with their outpouring of support, resources and participation. Our business is based on building custom homes- from conventional residences, to grand estate masterpieces- usually for families that are blessed to afford them. Paul Brandt’s Build it Forward allowed us to help out two families that truly needed our help. Most charity work involves giving money or volunteering and sometimes you don’t always get to see the benefits of your efforts. This project is different; we become a part of something. We can experience first-hand how the careers we work at every day at Baywest, can impact and change lives. This, without question is a profound ‘coming of age,’ for our company". - Watch the episodes HERE
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Safe Haven Foundation of Canada Another charitable organization close to Baywest’s heart is the Safe Haven foundation of Canada. Safe Haven is a privately funded, non profit organization established to provide long term homes with stable family environments and lifetime relationships to homeless and at risk teenage girls. Baywest was a partner and supporter of Safe Haven Foundation for the annual Street of Dreams Gala for three years.
Hopewell Residential Communities Polar Bear Plunge
As an Estate Home builder in Hopewell's community of Mahogany, we were invited to participate in our very first Polar Bear Plunge on Febrary 11th, 2011. Over 40 participants raised sponsorship money for the privilege of dunking into the icy mahogany lake. Baywest raised funds to send its participants, and the event as a whole raised over $50,000 for local organization, Inn From the Cold.
We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity. ReStores are building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials as well as furniture. They generate funds to support Habitat's building programs, while reducing the amount of used materials that are headed for overflowing landfills. Baywest Homes donates some of its showhome furniture to Habitat's ReStore program. Baywest is also partnered with Habitat for Humanity on "Paul Brandt's Build it Forward" initiative, where they will build two homes for two special families, as part of a CMT documentary that aired in 2011.