Giving back is just a part of who we are at Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods. Co-Founder and CEO, Vernon McKown, often reiterates the company’s priority to support the communities in which we live and work throughout central Oklahoma. The company and individuals at Ideal have made incredible impacts in our communities over the past 30 years through both large and small projects alike, but Ideal was looking for a more intentional way to give back. Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods hired a new role for outreach ministry and focuses on philanthropic efforts to help make an impact in the areas we live and work.
The United Way of Norman
The United Way of Norman is a really big deal to us and we're proud to be a designated Pacesetter company supporting their cause. With 88 cents on the dollar going to programs to help the community from Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland County, Children’s Advocacy Center of Cleveland County, Hospice, and so many other great local organizations, this is a charity worth supporting.
Homes for Hope
Not only are we excited about giving locally, but we are also now investing in our global community with Oklahoma’s first Homes For HOPE. We had the pleasure of working with HOPE International, a microfinance network dedicated to alleviating world poverty by providing financial services for impoverished families. With a donation from the sale of the HOPE home, we are able to help more than 125 families in third-world and developing nations in the first 6 months. And this is just the beginning.
Food and Shelter Inc.
Food and Shelter is a Norman organization dedicated to feeding local men, women, and children who are hungry and housing families in crisis. Ideal Homes is constructing the cottages and pavilion for a new Food and Shelter village that will expand the organization's ability to feed and house local men, women, and children in need.
Rebuilding Together OKC
Each year, Ideal Homes participate in Rebuilding Day, a program hosted by Rebuilding Together OKC that gathers volunteer teams from local businesses, churches, corporations, hospitals, etc. to provide free home repairs to senior citizens across the Oklahoma City metro.
American Cancer Society
We have employees and family members battling cancer, so this cause is very near to our hearts. Every year we work with the American Cancer Society not just on an auction to help raise money, but we also have many employees who participate regularly in the Relay for Life.
Extreme Home Makeover
We were excited and honored to have participated in an Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The community spirit in Oklahoma City was energizing with nearly a thousand volunteers in attendance. Not only did we get to build an incredible home for a local deserving family alongside our generous trade partners, but we also got to be amazed by the outpouring of love from the Oklahoma City community!