Congratulations to our 2020 Taber Cares charities! 2019 was a huge year for Homes by Taber’s charitable giving—thanks to our amazing homeowners and team members. Taber Cares contributed a total of $115,750 to 12 local charities, and our employees gladly stepped up and donated 1,514 total volunteer hours to our Taber Cares recipients.
Every month, we designate one charity that will receive $250 for every Taber home sold during that month. Since we began this program in 2017, we’ve donated a total of $288,800 to local Oklahoma City charities—and not just from our commitment of home sales, but the additional donations that we’ve been able to send to so many deserving organizations.
Taber Cares is a charitable initiative first established by Taber LeBlanc, founder and president of Homes By Taber and his wife, Julie LeBlanc. Julie guides the program while also volunteering quite a bit of her time to help charities. Every year, Taber Cares accepts applications from 501(c)3 organizations to be considered for the monthly giving. With members of every department of Homes by Taber participating in the review process, the group ensured that they are reaching a wide range of needs.
“There are so many worthy groups in the Oklahoma City area and we wish we could do even more, which is why we encourage all employees to pitch in and offer their time as well, even if it’s during work hours,” Julie explained. “For 2020, we have some charities that will continue to receive our support, along with many that are new to the Taber Cares program. We welcome them all and could not be more excited about the work they do locally!”
2020 Taber Cares Charities
January: Feed it Forward is an Oklahoma City non-profit that feeds the homeless. Currently, they provide 400 to 500 warm, free meals per week and aims to help them restart their lives.
February: The Down Syndrome Association in Oklahoma was founded by parents of children with Down syndrome to raise awareness, provide resources, and promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.
March: American Lung Association in Oklahoma is the leading organization working to improve lung health, prevent lung disease, improve air quality (which is also a Homes by Taber concern), and eliminate tobacco use.
April: OkCity Crisis Nursery protects the most helpless residents of the OKC area. They strive to prevent children from being exposed to violence, stressful situations, and unfit caregivers. OkCity Crisis Nursery also equips families with clothing, food, diapers, car seats, and other supplies to get them through emergencies.
May: Edmond YMCA Weekend Feeding Program focuses on providing disadvantaged children with nutritious meals and snacks year-round, along with recreational and learning activities to keep their minds and bodies active.
June: The Hugs Project sends care packages, cooling ties, and other handmade items to our service men and women as a way of letting them know they are loved and appreciated. The non-profit organization also works with local clinics to help provide care for service members, veterans, and first responders with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.
July: Infant Crisis Services is dedicated to providing babies and toddlers with formula, food, blankets, and diapers. Through their organization and mobile food and diaper pantry, Infant Crisis Services ensures that these little ones have a full tummy, dry diaper, and a bright future.
August: Regional Food Bank distributes food to more than 136,000 Oklahomans every week, with children making up 37% of this population. With 96 cents out of every dollar going to feed Oklahoma’s people, Regional Food Bank works efficiently (and really hard) to make a difference.
September: HALO Project is an organization that was created to support the needs of foster and adoptive families as they heal from childhood trauma.
October: Project 31 is a community built by and for breast cancer survivors. They work to support women after their diagnosis and to find the tools needed to “live lives defined by so much more than breast cancer.”
November: Children’s Hospital Foundation OK improves the health of children through its support of research in treatment and prevention that spans a broad range of diseases, plus education and clinical care at the Oklahoma Health Center.
December: City Care is devoted to providing meals for the hungry, relief for the hurting, and space to help people get their lives back on track. They provide services for the homeless, mentorship for children, and supportive housing for those in need.
Throughout the year, people face challenges in their lives. Emergencies arise. Life situations change. It could happen to you and it has happened to several of our employees, which we consider to be our extended family. Homes By Taber and the Taber Cares program encourages everyone to reach out and do what you can to make OKC, and our world, a place where anyone and everyone can flourish.
About Homes By Taber
Homes By Taber, a local homebuilder in the Oklahoma City metro area, offers new, energy-efficient homes starting at 1,500 square feet of indoor living space and going up to 3,350 square feet of indoor living space. Prices for these new construction, single-family homes for sale start from the low $200,000 and go up to the mid $500,000 range. Homes By Taber was founded in 2000 by Taber LeBlanc. We currently build in 20 different locations with new construction homes for sale in the OKC metropolitan area, particularly Edmond, OK.