Why We Contribute
The Signature Homes team values giving back to the community. As an employee-owned company, we take special time and attention to select charities within our communities that benefit the most from our time and resources. Not only do we care deeply about the homeowners that reside in our houses, but we also wish to make an impact on everyone that lives in that surrounding city. We are proud to say that Signature Homes is actively taking one opportunity after the next, to lend a helping hand to those that need it. Whether it’s scholarships, fundraisers, donations, or even homes, we are eager to contribute to the betterment of one another.
We are proud to work with the city to prepare and donate land for public use. This includes trails, parks, and water access surrounding our communities. Our main goal in doing so is to foster connectivity within the city and surrounding community, not just our neighborhoods. Some public parks include the Black Creek Mountain Bike Park, a 73-acre public park with 5 miles of trails accommodating all level riders, the Post Oak Pavilion in Fleming Park, a 125-acre public park with over 10 miles of hiking and bike trails, Chase Lake, a park along the Cahaba River, and a disc golf park on Highway 280. We are always looking for ways we can continue to do what we do while responding to our customers’ wants and needs and also giving back to our community.
Here at Signature Homes we value the importance of school systems and education. Working with local school districts, specific schools, and non-profit organizations gives us an incredible opportunity to touch the lives of many people within the cities we build housing. Supporting students through numerous organizations is something we are very proud of and grateful that we have the opportunity to do. Whether it’s financially supporting students, mentorship involvement with students, or offering job site learning, we are always happy to contribute to others’ education. We give back to both our Birmingham and Nashville communities which you can read more about below!
Health and longevity are other areas that Signature Homes is happy to support. Through donations made to the YMCA, we are able to contribute and aid in providing scholarships for children to attend camps that might not otherwise have the means to. Another significant and longstanding partnership we have is with St. Jude Research Hospital. For over 9 years, we have teamed up with this wonderful organization to raise money through their St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway campaign. Through this giveaway, we work with our vendors to build a brand-new home that gets raffled off to one lucky winner. All of the raffle ticket proceeds go straight towards supporting St. Jude’s Hospital. Another major campaign we host is our Paint Signature Pink campaign, where we partner with the Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation to raise money for those affected by breast cancer through a social media post of a pink Signature home!
To foster learning beyond grade school, Signature Homes has partnered with Big Oak Ranch to build ASCEND, a housing campus for young adults in their organization who are pursuing a college degree. The campus will be a home for more than 40 students at any given time in the program. This is the first-ever opportunity for young adults ages 18-22 to remain within the Big Oak Ranch program and receive direction in their spiritual, professional, and personal endeavors while attending college. This ministry will support students in achieving their goals, whether it is to have an education, career, etc.
How Can You Contribute
These are examples of some of the ways that all of us at Signature Homes have been inspired to be involved in our communities. What is most important to us is that we find opportunities within our communities to support and give back where needs exist and hope that you will too. Reach out to your local shelters, schools, parks, and rec centers to see how you can make a difference in your community. Listed below are more of our contributions to help you find the right one for you!
- ABPAC Fundraiser- by The Cullman County Home Builders Association: “The Cullman County Home Builders Association is a group of local business people related to the home building industry who strive to promote and maintain building excellence and professionalism. We are committed to improving the profitability of our members through education, networking, and community service.”
- Agape of Central Alabama: “As a ministry of Jesus Christ, Agape’s mission is that vulnerable and orphaned children find permanency in safe, nurturing families.”
- Alabama Childhood Food Solutions: “Feed Children: The directors of Childhood Food Solutions have decades of experience fighting hunger, but now we are fighting childhood food insecurity by assessing problems, measuring gaps, and planning to fill them completely. To achieve food security, children must always know where food is available whenever their family might have none. Increase Childhood Development: Teachers and educators have for years seen that hungry children comprehend less, have more health problems, are more easily agitated in class, and are more likely to get into trouble. Through nutrition and food education, Alabama Childhood Food Solutions can help to change a generation of children into productive citizens. Break the Cycle: ACFS is breaking the cycle of government dependency in portions of five counties in Central Alabama through providing a sustainable community source of nutritional food.”
- Birmingham YMCA: “To Build A Better You: Our mission at the YMCA of Greater Birmingham is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.”
- Cahaba River Society: “Our mission is to restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life.”
- Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama: “Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a team of diverse, active, and dedicated community members who provide a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes from concerned citizens. By offering cash rewards for information that leads to arrests, Crime Stoppers strives to make Metro Alabama safer for everyone.”
- Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders: “GBAHB’s mission is to advocate for the home building industry by promoting professionalism and developing community through quality-built homes.”
- Greater Birmingham Humane Society: “Since 1883, our mission has remained the same – to promote the humane treatment of people and animals through education, advocacy, and services.”
- Hoover Bucs Athletics: The Hoover Bucs is the athletic department of Hoover city schools. You will find nearly every sport from football to bowling. The Hoover Bucs Athletic program is outstanding, thanks to the support of such an incredible community.
- Hoover City Schools Foundation: “The Hoover City Schools Foundation was established in 1992 to bridge the gap between increasingly limited public school funding and the growing needs of our students and teachers. The Hoover City Schools Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization created to support Hoover City Schools by funding enhanced academics through grants, scholarships, and innovative programs.”
- Hoover High School STEAM Scholarship: “Hoover High School exists to provide a learning environment for academic excellence where students think critically, take responsibility for their actions, are connected to the community, and are challenged to reach their individual potential for success in the future.”
- Hoover Historical Society: “The Hoover Historical Society, founded in 1989 by Vadie Honea, et. al., serves as the official archivist for the City of Hoover. The Society’s goals are to increase knowledge of the history of Hoover—preserving and protecting objects and documents of historical relevance and encouraging the study of history as a discipline. The Archive is open for research; collection of records, relics, artifacts, and other items of historical interest. The Society works with national, state, regional, and local historical organizations. The HHS also uses The Folklore Center, established 1997, to teach young students about pioneer life in 1840s Alabama.”
- Hoover Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast: “The Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast brings city and elected officials, religious leaders, business leaders, and the community together for a faith-based event.”
- Hoover Metro Kiwanis Club: “The Hoover Metro Kiwanis Club is dedicated to serving the local community through various service and fundraising projects. Our club has been in service to our community for more than 40 years. We are part of Kiwanis International, an organization serving the children and the local community for over 100 years.”
- Hoover Public Safety Charity Foundation: The Hoover Public Safety Foundation is a group of Hoover’s police and fire departments that strive to assist those with disabilities, such as burn patients.
- Hoover Service Club: “Hoover Service Club was organized by Flora Mae Pike and ten other women in 1975 for the sole purpose of ‘Helping Others’ in the Hoover Community. Today the club is a group of over 125 civic and service-minded women who give their time and talents to help meet the needs in the community. Since 1975, more than $550,000 has been donated to the community in scholarships and charitable donations. Our annual fundraiser, Hearts in Harmony, provides funds which enable us to continue the legacy of ‘Helping Others’.”
- Hope for Autumn Foundation: “Hope for Autumn Foundation’s mission is to provide new hope and assistance for families battling childhood cancer, to support innovative research in childhood cancer therapies, and to increase community awareness of childhood cancer and cutting-edge treatment options.”
- Miss Hoover Foundation
- Roundup River Ranch: “Roundup River Ranch enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families by offering free, medically-supported camp programs that provide unforgettable opportunities to discover joy, friendships, and confidence.”
- Roar – James Bond Gala: “Radiation, Oncology Accelerated Research (ROAR) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise money for The University of Alabama’s (UAB) Radiation Oncology department.”
- Spain Park High School STEAM Scholarship: “Spain Park High School’s mission is to build students of character and integrity, to develop an understanding and respect for diversity, and to promote academic excellence.”
- Total Futbol Club: “Total Futbol Club (TFC) was established in 2021. Our mission is structured in a way to introduce and develop children in the area to play soccer and help the player reach the highest level of self-satisfaction. Our programs provide opportunities for players regardless of the level of play.”
- United Way: “Making Our Community Stronger… Our programs provide support, resources, and guidance in four key areas: health, education, financial stability, and access to services. Taking this comprehensive approach helps us make a bigger impact on our neighbors’ lives.”
- Page High School: “Our mission is to develop young men and women with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs.”
- Franklin Noon Rotary (Franklin Rodeo): “The Franklin Rodeo is produced by the Franklin Noon Rotary Club and since it began back in 1949, it is billed as one of the longest-running charity events in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest rodeos east of the Mississippi!”
- Ducks Unlimited: “DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Its mission: habitat conservation.”
- Christ Community Church: “All of Us, Serving Together: Christ Community Church joins with local, national, and global ministries to share the gospel in word and deed, and to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs within the body of Christ. As God has placed us in Franklin, we first seek to love and serve our community, our city, and the greater Middle Tennessee region. But as citizens of the world, longing for the day when members of every tongue, tribe, and nation will be united in worshiping the one true God, we seek to love and serve his people across the globe as well.”
- Spartan Race: “Raise Funds Racing for Charity”: Select your race, select your charity of choice at checkout and begin the training and fundraising process!”
- Trinity Elementary PTO: “Trinity Elementary is a caring community that cultivates a love of learning, builds character, develops leaders, and celebrates student success.”