Caring for Our Community
The MBA has existed since 1886 and the general contractor member averages 41 years in business so it goes without saying that we care about our region. The MBA proudly supports many local organizations like Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, The ACE Mentor Program, The Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, to name a few. The aforementioned organizations work on improving all different aspects of the community, as well as the lives of many children in need. Many of our members are active participants, serving on Boards and donating plenty of time and resources to these great causes. To assist the MBA in helping these organizations, click on links listed below for more information or contact the MBA.
Marines Toys for Tots
The Marines Toys for Tots is a program that collects new toys throughout the months of October, November and December in order to deliver presents to less fortunate children in the community. The MBA collects toys at the annual YC Holiday Party. In six years, this holiday event has raised more than 2,000 toys. This event is an excellent way to unite the MBA membership over the Holiday Season for a common cause. Learn more.
The Mario Lemieux Foundation
The Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin's Playroom Project, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical centers. Learn more.
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh was launched by the MBA and the Carpenters Union in 1993 as an organization that repairs and renovates the homes of low-income, elderly homeowners and individuals with physical disabilities. All of the repairs done on the homes are completely cost free to the homeowners which can be attributed to the great support and generosity from many MBA members, local building trades unions, Pittsburgh schools, and corporations looking to lend a helping hand. Learn more.
ACE Mentor Program
The ACE Mentor Program helps to mentor high school students all across America by encouraging these students to pursue careers in Architectural, Construction and Engineering. Since the program was launched in 1994 it has awarded more than 12 million dollars in scholarships and continues to be the construction industry's fastest growing high school mentor program. Learn more. Also, read ACE News.