HDS NextGen Goes Back to School

School is back in session! Whether it is your child’s first time going to school or they are a seasoned student, everyone’s first day will always be exciting. The stress is all gone from back to school shopping, and parents can now confidently watch their kids succeed knowing they gave their child the right tools.

At HDS we have a long-standing tradition of our staff sharing their kids “obligatory first day of school” pictures. This is a tradition that we have all come to love because we get to see the NextGen of kids grow throughout the years.

We wanted to share some of the sweet moments from our HDS family to yours. We hope everyone has an amazing school year!


HDS Hosts Back-to-School Drive in Support of the Families Served by Hope United Church

HDS Hosts Back-to-School Drive in Support of the Families Served by Hope United Church

HDS Companies is thrilled to support the congregation at Hope United Church in Pembroke Pines by participating in their annual Back to School Supply Drive. The organization works with local businesses and community partners to collect school supplies and donations for underprivileged and low-income families.

“Access to supplies directly impacts student self-esteem, interest in learning, and overall class participation. We are proud to support Hope United Church and the families they serve. Through this Back-to-School Drive, we are providing the tools needed for children to succeed in school,” said Cristina Miranda Gilson, Founder, and CEO at HDS.

Our very own Jessica Predville spearheaded the effort, which was carried out by our workforce community service group, the HDS Staff. Jessica is a member of the organization and has always involved HDS with the organization’s charitable efforts. Our associates were delighted to give back to the community and donate school supplies for the children at Hope United Church.

“HDS always supports all of my charitable endeavors. This is the second time HDS participates in the Back to School Drive; they have also supported our Thanksgiving and Toy Drive for the last three years. At Hope United Church, we are always looking for ways to give back to the community, and our program is PROUD to have HDS as a pillar to our organization,” said Jessica Predville, Compliance Review Team Lead at eHousingPlus.

Thanks to the efforts of our HDS Staff, many kids are going back-to-school with the tools they need to make the most of the 2019-2020 school year. We are grateful for Jessica, and the opportunity to unite and support Hope United Church.

To learn more about Hope United Church, please visit hopeunited.church/

HDS Shares Common Support of Empowerment with CHFA

HDS Shares Common Support of Empowerment with CHFA

Housing and Development Software Supports the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority’s Annual David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament

Housing and Development Software (HDS) is a proud partner of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and sponsor of the David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament, which raised $75,000 this year. At HDS, we support several charitable initiatives through the HDS Foundation, the driving force behind our company’s philanthropic efforts. We are ecstatic to lend our support to the CHFA to help raise funds for The Empowerment Program, a non-profit organization providing support for women who are in disadvantaged positions. The services offered at Empowerment help decrease rates of recidivism with on-site education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals, and other services.

“It’s an honor to support the missions deserving and impactful organizations such as CHFA and The Empowerment Program,” said Cristina Miranda Gilson, Founder, and CEO at Housing and Development Software. “It’s only partnerships like these that we have the opportunity to change lives and create meaningful change in communities.”

This year marks the 16th year CHFA has held a golf tournament with proceeds benefitting local nonprofits whose work coincides with CHFA’s mission of affordable housing and community development. The 2019 tournament was held at The Fossil Trace Golf Course in Golden, Colorado. The event is named in memory of CHFA’s former Executive Director David W. Herlinger, who passed away in 2012. It serves as a reminder of his passion for the game of golf, and for helping local nonprofit organizations whose work supports affordable housing in Colorado.

HDS Foundation, “Changing the Future of Tomorrow – We Rise by Lifting Others”

Visit HDSFoundation.org to learn more about our programming and follow the links below to read more about these worthy causes:

Red Nose Day 2019

Red Nose Day 2019

HDS Companies Celebrates Red Nose Day!

Red Nose Day is a program of Comic Relief USA. This effort harnesses the power of entertainment to drive positive change by creating awareness and raising much-needed funds that support programs in the U.S. and around the world. Red Nose Day is a campaign aimed at helping put an end to child poverty, one nose at a time.

HDS Companies has supported this effort over the last five years. Today, Thursday, May 23, 2019, we are honored to celebrate Red Nose Day once again. We purchased Red Noses at Walgreens for our entire workforce volunteer group, the HDS Contenders, both in our Miami and Weston offices. Our proud volunteers gathered while wearing their Red Noses; we had a fantastic day demonstrating our support and compassion by wearing our red noses and taking pictures to share on social media in support of this worthy cause.

HDS looks forward to continuing to support the Red Nose Day initiative each year. Generous acts of kindness that bring hope to those in need is the heart of the HDS culture. We are committed to making a difference in the communities in which we live, work, and play.

To learn more about the philanthropic work we do through the HDS Foundation, the driving force behind the numerous charitable efforts of the HDS Companies, please visit HDSFoundation.org.

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