6th Charity Home to Total $500,000 in Donations

Greenland Homes is giving back to its community by building a home in Ankeny. They will donate the greater share of the sale profit to Children’s Cancer Connection and the remainder to CASA and the Animal Rescue League.

Children’s Cancer Connection connects families across Iowa, affected by childhood cancer, by providing opportunities that encourage relationships and strengthen community.

Greenland Homes Raises Over $500,000 in Total Donations With their 6th Charity Home.

Since 2012, Greenland Homes and Tammy Heckart have donated over $420,000 to support programs and services that Children’s Cancer Connection provides through the sales of five previous charity builds. They’re excited to bring this total to $500,000 or more with the sixth charity build in 2020.

Thank you to the Following Contractors and Contributors!

Kness Signs
Kovacevich Carpentry
Midwest Curb Grinding
Beisser Lumber Company
Prairie Pella, Inc.
HomeServices Lending
Northland Foundations
Baileys Excavating
Alan’s Seamless Gutters
Rich Jones Construction
Wayne Dalton Garage Doors
EW Lighting
Tom Onnen Construction Services
Waller Construction LLC

Aspen Aire
JMT Trucking
Stensland Sod Inc
Made in the Shade Blinds & More Des Moines
Tops Plus
Centurion Stone
Midwest Curb Grinding
Snyder and Associates
Matt Allen Construction
Stone Age Granite
Sherwin Williams

Factory Direct Appliance
Redfox Inspections
Royal Flooring
The Flooring Guys
Tesdell Electric
Elite Irrigation
Community State Bank
Unique Drywall
CSI Concrete Supply
Kohles and Bach
Nehring Construction
Tru Team Contractor Services of Iowa
Timberline Builders
Royal Plumbing

Nora Gives Her Sign Off!

See How We Kicked Off the 2020 Charity Home!

We usually have a big groundbreaking ceremony when we kick-off a charity house, but this year things are a bit different because of COVID-19. However, we’re not letting that hold us back! We’re pretty creative when it comes to getting the job done. And as you can see from the video, we had plenty of motivation since Nora, our honorary project manager and cancer warrior from the Children’s Cancer Connection wants the house done before she goes to camp this summer (her first time going to camp!). We don’t want to let Nora down, so we got moving! Check it out!

“We do it for the kids!”

“From the ground up, our Charity Home is built through partnerships with local contractors who, like us, understand the importance of our mission,” said Corey Kautz, Greenland Homes Founder. “They contribute materials, installation, and their time. They do this to make sure we can donate as much as possible to CCC through the home sale. Our celebration event is a chance to show off our hard work and celebrate another year of giving.”







Tammy Heckart of Heckart & Associates at Re/Max Concepts said, “This is the sixth time I’ve partnered with Greenland Homes to donate through the sale of a Charity Home,” said “This year we’ve reached a huge milestone, with our total donation amount exceeding half a million dollars! We’re so excited to celebrate this achievement! I first learned about CCC through my own family, and I’m honored to continue giving to this cause.”





“Children’s Cancer Connection is thrilled to partner with Greenland Homes and Tammy Heckart for a sixth Charity Home,” said Jennifer Hines, CEO of CCC. “The proceeds received will support programming for over 600 Iowa families that are affected by childhood cancer. We are grateful for Greenland, Tammy, and all of the contractors who contributed their valuable time, talents, and supplies to build this beautiful home for the benefit of Iowa kids and families!”




6th Charity Home Located in Ankeny

The Greenland Homes charity home listing is located at 1203 NW 29th St. in Ankeny, IA, in the development of Aspen Ridge. Greenland Homes was founded by Corey Kautz, who has been in the home building business since 2004. Tammy Heckart is an agent with the Re/Max Concepts’ Ankeny office and has been a top sales producer in Des Moines for 7 years.

Meet Nora, a Cancer Warrior & Spokesperson from the Children’s Cancer Connection

Greenland Homes and Tammy Heckart are honored to work with Nora Scott, a strong Cancer Warrior from Children’s Cancer Connection, throughout the process. Nora has agreed to help them kick-off the groundbreaking ceremony and will keep in touch throughout the building process offering support and guidance only a Cancer Warrior can offer!

Shortly after Nora turned two, she went to the doctor because some things didn’t seem quite right. After receiving abnormal blood work, she was sent to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for further testing.

Nora was diagnosed with Stage-2, High-Risk, Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Central Nervous System Involvement. There were ups and downs throughout her journey, but her family’s faith remained, and Nora’s strength helped them get through. Nora went into remission on June 7th, 2017. October 21st, 2019, after completing 2 ½ years of chemotherapy, a very happy Nora had her port removed. Since then, Nora has been enjoying life as a typical preschooler.

Nora turns five this spring, and while her sisters have gotten to experience Children’s Cancer Connection’s Sibling Camp, she is looking forward to her first year at Oncology Camp.


Introducing This Year’s Floor Plan

This year’s charity home features a Birmingham floor plan, a ranch with 1,505 square foot of living space and a finished basement. The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining guests and for family gatherings. The new homeowners are going to love the spacious kitchen, which opens to a breakfast area boasting sunny views from the patio doors. Get ready – this roomy 3 bedroom, 2 bath home will be on the market soon and is ideal for any family ready to upgrade their living space!


Take a look back at the 5th Charity Home:

Greenland Homes

When buying a Greenland Home, customers will have peace of mind knowing that they have made the right choice. Committed to customer service after the sale, Greenland Homes offers a 2 Year Warranty and is dedicated to making sure each customer feels that they have been treated like royalty. To learn more about Greenland Homes or supporting the project, contact Greenland Homes at (515) 518-8115 or Tammy Heckart at (515) 778-8807, or visit www.GreenlandHomesIowa.com.


Children’s Cancer Connection

Children’s Cancer Connection, a nonprofit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa, was founded in 1988 to connect families facing childhood cancer across the state of Iowa. We strive to connect pediatric cancer patients and their families, regardless of treatment outcome or years off treatment. We support the entire family through the entire journey by providing programs at next-to-no cost. We offer hospital- and clinic-based programs, camps and retreats, support services and outings, as well as scholarship opportunities. For more information about Children’s Cancer Connection visit https://ChildrensCancerConnection.org.