What do you benefit most from being a member of NCPC?
As new members, we are looking forward to being a part of a community, that offers resources to help promote our values of our Foundation and raise awareness for our advocacy in affordable housing.
We are looking forward to learning from other non-profits, supporting other non-profits and meeting and networking with others.
What is your Mission?
The Allgire Foundation is dedicated to empowering people who are impacted by the lack of affordable housing and changing their lives through advocacy, education and support programs that provide tangible help. Ultimately, we want to make their house a home.
What do you offer to the community?
Allgire General Contractors has been building affordable housing for more than 30 years, becoming one of the top contractors and a strong, positive force in the community.
With the retirement of founders Rick and Mary Ann Allgire, the company’s passionate employees are honoring them and continuing their legacy through the Allgire Foundation, an organization the employees created to give back to the community where they live, build and play.
Through their decades of building affordable housing, Allgire General Contractors has observed that residents moving into affordable housing often lack some of the basics needed for a new home: plates, silverware, pots & pans, cleaning supplies, basic hygiene supplies, and so many other needs. The Allgire Foundation is helping fill that void by providing community care packages to residents of these communities. The Foundation will also focus on providing scholarships to people living and working in affordable housing to help create new opportunities and a brighter future.
What was your organization/company’s biggest accomplishment in the past six months – one year?
2020 was a huge year for us, not only was the Allgire Foundation founded and introduced to everyone, but we had a few successful operations.
Our initial goal with the Allgire Foundation was to create care packages for residents when they move into an affordable project (pots, pans, cutlery, shower curtains, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, etc.). We noticed that many residents moving into an affordable community do not have the means to afford some of these basic items that many of us take for granted.
However, earlier this year as we were faced with this challenging time, the Allgire Foundation shifted some of its efforts to help provide needed food packages to residents of affordable communities – especially seniors and families that cannot venture out to grocery stores as easily and safely as the rest of us. We utilized Allgire General Contractor’s onsite warehouse and the incredible manpower of their employees, and we had the ability to assemble and deliver over 15,000 care packages to the doorsteps of over 80+ affordable communities in San Diego.
In November, we were able to support a new 80 senior household project in Vista for Wakeland Housing Development Corporation. These resident “Welcome Home” care packages consisted of a collapsible shopping trolley bag with home items and cleaning supplies.
In December we launched our first “Operation Holiday Cheer” that was a huge success. For this mission we decided to gift three separate gifts; a family package that included pancake breakfast items, a children’s stocking that included two toys and holiday candy and a senior gift package that had a puzzle book, pack of playing cards and snacks in it.
This holiday fundraiser allowed us to assemble and deliver 5,000 gift packages to families, children and seniors.
What event/program or campaign do you have coming up that you would like to share with our readers?
We are currently working on our 2021 schedule, but we plan to do a second round of food care packages in March to families and seniors that may be affected with COVID and the lockdown.
As we had to cancel our first Fundraiser Gala in 2020, if this year permits it, we will be hosting our first Gala this August, which we are really excited for.
We have a few new affordable housing projects that construction will be completing throughout this year, so we are planning on welcoming the residents with care packages as they move in.
Learn more by visiting: https://allgirefoundation.org