Anita Newhouse February 5, 2019

#MyUADreamHome: Home Show 2019

Urban Acres Lends a Helping Hand to Houses into Homes at 2019 Home Show

When attendees create a magnetic version of their dream home and post a photo on social media using the hashtag #MyUADreamHome, Urban Acres will donate $1 to Houses into Homes for each post.

February 5, 2019 – Urban Acres Real Estate’s interactive booth at the 2019 Home Show will support the local charity, Houses into Homes, whose mission is to provide beds, furniture, and other household goods to families and individuals in need or transitioning out of homelessness.

Attendees can stop by the Urban Acres booth and assemble their dream home floor plan from a collection of magnetic interiors. When attendees take a photo of their imaginary dream home and post it to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MyUADreamHome, Urban Acres will donate $1 to Houses into Homes to help make dreams come true for Iowa City area families.

Lucy Barker and Salina McCarty, co-directors of House into Homes, said the partnership with Urban Acres will help them provide additional beds and furniture to local families in need. As volunteers with the Iowa City Community School District, Barker and McCarty had both heard stories from students who were tired from lack of sleep and struggling in school because of it. Many were co-sleeping with parents or siblings, sleeping on the floor, or sharing a rotating bed schedule with siblings. Their families were sometimes living in completely empty homes without beds or furniture for months at a time.

To date, Houses into Homes has provided 213 beds to local families and saved 5,000 cubic feet of mattresses and box springs from the landfill in its first year.

“Houses into Homes is a phenomenal organization we are so happy to support through the Home Show, but also through an ongoing partnership with our agents who believe in giving back to the community through grassroots organizations like House into Homes,” said Tundi Brady, a REALTOR® at Urban Acres.

Attendees can create their dream home on Friday, Feb. 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Home Show will take place at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville.