Sponsored by Greenland Homes
Nearly 15,780 kids are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year. Cancer can shatter your world and leave children and families feeling like they are all alone. Knowing your child has a scary battle ahead of them is heart wrenching. It can leave you hiding your fear and broken heart while wearing a brave face for your little fighter. For children and parents traveling down this dark road, there’s a light to help guide and support them. That light is the Children’s Cancer Connection.
Support, Education… and FUN
The Children’s Cancer Connection is an organization that is dedicated to making the battle easier. They offer support, education, and recreational programs like camps and retreats, designed to support the entire family through the entire journey at little-to-no cost for the families. They currently serve more than 500 children and their families throughout Iowa. That’s amazing!
Greenland Homes Donating Proceeds to Children’s Cancer Connection
To help the Children’s Cancer Connection serve these children and their families, Greenland Homes and Tammy Heckart, Realtor at Iowa Realty, have been dedicating the proceeds of one new construction home each year for the past 5 years. Even their suppliers and vendors are getting involved by selling materials and services at cost so Tammy and Greenland Homes can raise more for the cause.
Corey Kautz, Greenland Homes founder, said, “I love to see the entire team’s involvement and enthusiasm, in addition to the generosity of all of our suppliers and contractors; it is an amazing gift to such a great cause. We do it for the kids!”
Tammy Heckart, licensed real estate agent with Iowa Realty, said, “We look forward to this every year. These families are going through one of the biggest challenges of their lives and anything we can do to help aid in the support of helping them heal is work we are glad to do.
Mark Slocum, Executive Director, Children’s Cancer Connection, said, “Greenland Homes is more than a donor. They are a friend, a mentor, and a GAME CHANGER for Children’s Cancer Connection. Thanks to Greenland Homes, Children’s Cancer Connection has been able to provide hospital- and clinic-based programs and summer camps for children affected by childhood cancer. Greenland Homes is truly a builder with a heart.”
Since 2012, Tammy and Greenland Homes have donated over $300,000 to support programs and services at the Children’s Cancer Connection. This year is their fifth build and they’re excited to announce that it’s finished and ready for a new owner!
Meet Kalvyn – Cancer Warrior & Home Inspector
The Children’s Cancer Connection is involved in the building process with Greenland Homes. They even send over cancer warriors, like Kalvyn, to inspect the home and make sure it’s moving along as planned. Kalvyn has been involved since day one! Which includes being the first person to break ground in an excavator at the ground breaking ceremony:
“One of the best parts about this process is getting to meet the kids. Their enthusiasm for life is contagious! We love it when they visit the Charity Home and the Greenland Homes team enjoys showing them around the house.” – Tammy Heckart
Tour the 2018 Charity Home
Greenland Homes is excited to show off the 2018 Charity Home and is already getting positive feedback on the new floorplan and the home’s location. It’s located at Trestle Crossing in Ankeny near a bike path, Saylorville Lake, and Jester Park. The Charity Home is looking for a family to call it home!
Home photos courtesy of Tammy Heckart with Iowa Realty
Take a quick virtual tour with Mark and Meryl from the Children’s Cancer Connection:
Are you in the market for a new home? Consider the 2018 Charity Home! You’ll buy this home knowing you’re helping hundreds of kiddos across Iowa who are battling cancer.
Anyone Can Donate
Not everyone is looking for a new home and that’s ok! There are other ways to donate to this great cause! You can donate through funding, time, or items. You can also sign up to provide a monthly gift of $34 to help send kids to Camp Heart Connection.
Children’s Cancer Connection, a nonprofit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa (with offices in Iowa City and Cedar Falls), was founded in 1988. We strive to help pediatric cancer patients and their families in Iowa and surrounding states, regardless of treatment outcome or years off treatment. We support the entire family through the entire journey by providing services at little-to-no cost for individuals and families. For more information about Children’s Cancer Connection visit www.ChildrensCancerConnection.org.
When buying a Greenland Home, customers will have peace of mind knowing that they have made the right choice. Committed to customer service after the sale, Greenland Homes offers a 2 Year Warranty and is dedicated to making sure each customer feels that they have been treated like royalty. To learn more about Greenland Homes or supporting the project, contact Greenland Homes at (515) 518-8115 or Tammy Heckart at (515) 778-8807, or visit www.GreenlandHomesIowa.com.
Iowa Realty has been Iowa’s largest real estate firm for more than 50 years. They have moved more happy families into new homes than any other company in the state. With more than 650 listed agents and close to 3,000 listed homes in central Iowa, they offer Iowa the largest selection of properties. To learn more about Iowa Realty, visit www.IowaRealty.com.
All photos and media are courtesy of Greenland Homes, unless otherwise noted.