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 Wants to Reach $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.

We’re Already Started!

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!”

Corey Kautz, Greenland Homes founder, said, “I love to see the entire teams’ involvement and enthusiasm, in addition to the generosity of all of our suppliers and contractors, it is an amazing gift to such a great cause. We do it for the kids!







Tammy Heckart, licensed real estate agent with Re/Max Concepts, said “We look forward to this every year. These families are going through one of the biggest challenges of their lives and anything we can do to help aid in the support of helping them heal is work we are glad to do.” Tammy Heckart will also be donating all of her commission of the sale of this home to this charity project.





Jennifer Hines, Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Cancer Connection says, “Children’s Cancer Connection is thrilled to be a part of Greenland Homes’ 6th Charity Home!  The support we receive from Greenland Homes and Tammy Heckart will allow us to continue to provide our programs and services free of charge to children and families affected by childhood cancer.  We are excited to watch the progress as the house is built and know that Nora will proudly represent our Children’s Cancer Connection family!




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.