Astros Foundation & More Partner with Perry’s CharitySeptember 27, 2019
Introducing the Perry Homes Foundation
Perry Homes is widely recognized for its exceptional quality and expertise in homebuilding—but did you know the cornerstone of our company is about so much more than business? Perry Homes founder Bob Perry was a man of compassion and charity, two traits he strongly instilled in his daughter and current Perry Homes CEO, Kathy Britton.
That is why in 2017, Kathy set out to build the Perry Homes Foundation. The non-profit organization is aimed at supporting communities and residents across major Texas hubs in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio economically, socially and environmentally.
Since its creation two years ago, the Perry Homes Foundation has contributed more than $2 million toward bettering Texas residents. Through aiding education initiatives, humanitarian efforts and environmental support organizations numbering more than 35 in total, the Perry Homes Foundation has shown great dedication to serving surrounding communities.
Meet Our “Champion” Charities
In August of 2019, the Perry Homes Foundation announced its formal partnership with what has been dubbed its “champion” charities. These partners include the Astros Foundation, Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Helping a Hero. Through building a deeper relationship with these amazing organizations, the Perry Homes Foundation hopes to make a bigger, more lasting impact on the communities it serves.
- Astros Foundation: Perry Homes is the Official Homebuilder for the Houston-based MLB team and has been involved in many of the charity and outreach programs offered by the organization, including their 50/50 game day raffle. The Foundation is proud to be a part of the Astros’ many and varied charitable efforts, including aiding local youth baseball and softball programs, supporting U.S. military personnel, raising awareness for childhood cancer and battling the homelessness crisis. Through the Astros Community Leaders program, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities initiative and more, the Perry Homes Foundation seeks to help promote the health and well-being of Houston communities in need.
- Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation: Reading is an essential component of a solid education and a significant marker for future academic success. That is why the Perry Homes Foundation chose to partner with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s My Home Library initiative at Houston’s Lewis Elementary School. This partnership supports the school’s more than 800 students in obtaining the engaging reading materials they need to spur on their educational growth and development.
- Helping a Hero: Helping a Hero is a 501 (c)(3) organization largely focused on building custom-designed homes to suit the needs of wounded members of our nation’s military. Most recently, Perry Homes built a home for Corporal (Ret.) Matt Deatherage who lost both his legs in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan. The custom home was specially designed to cater to CPL Deatherage’s needs, support his autonomy and help simplify daily tasks.
Perry Homes has been dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality homes for families to build their lives in since 1967—but Bob Perry knew that supporting growing communities was about more than just beautiful homes. This is a legacy Kathy Britton intends to honor and support, and the bedrock for the Perry Homes Foundation.
The Perry Homes Foundation’s partnership with organizations across Texas—including its “champion” charities the Astros Foundation, Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Helping a Hero—serves as proof that a pattern of community outreach and betterment is a commitment the company intends to preserve fiercely. For more information on the Texas communities Perry Homes serves, explore our new-build locations.