Home for the Holidays is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and annual project of the Acadian Home Builders Association (AHBA) and KATC-TV 3. Each year, the builder and associate members of AHBA build a brand new, state-of-the-art home which is given away in a raffle right before Christmas. Proceeds from ticket sales are dedicated to local, shelter-related charities including Lafayette Habitat for Humanity, Faith House, Healing House for Grieving Children, and St. Michael’s Center for Veterans. So far, AHBA and KATC have been able to donate over $1.8 Million to these charities since the project’s conception in 2005.
In addition to benefiting shelter related charities, a small portion of the profits from Home for the Holidays funds construction technology scholarships at UL Lafayette to help train Acadiana’s future builders. Each year, a small donation is also given to Professional Women in Building, an auxiliary organization of AHBA which supports the association’s events throughout the year.
2016 Home for the Holidays Board of Directors, adopted charities, and sponsors