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Second year for Anderson Homes’ “Giving Back Starts at Home”

Regional builder commits to supporting local nonprofits.

For the second year, Anderson Homes will continue its “Giving Back Starts at Home” year-end event that helps several San Benito County nonprofits and introduces them to residents.

This year, Anderson Homes selected five local nonprofits as recipients: Chamberlain’s Youth ServicesCommunity Foundation for San Benito County, United Way of San Benito County, San Benito County Arts Council and BenitoLink.

“Homeowners who buy during the fourth quarter can choose one of these charities and that will result in a $500 donation from the Anderson family,” said Ashleigh Anderson in the Anderson Homes announcement.

The event applies to buyers of homes in Anderson Homes’ Santana Ranch neighborhood in Hollister. The commitment means that the Anderson family will donate on behalf of each homebuyer who purchases a home between Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, 2019.

Anderson Homes said in the news release that their giving back promotion was successful in 2018 (the first year they tried it) not only because of the funds raised but “because it helped bring awareness about the many beneficial nonprofits in San Benito County.”

The news release said that because of the campaign, new homeowners and the greater community can learn about what local nonprofits are doing to help address county needs. Anderson Homes said the program is about, “giving back to better our community.”

Larry Anderson began building homes in 1984 and formed Anderson Homes in 1989 as a regional company. Since then, sons James and Michael have also become involved in the family business.

BenitoLink Staff