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Giving Back to the Community


The Build & Serve Charitable Alliance provides a venue for AGC members to “give back” to the community. This committee selects charitable projects and programs throughout San Diego County that will give AGC and its members an opportunity to "build" or "serve" those in need.




AGC Partners with Make-A-Wish®
San Diego

AGC Members Donate Time & Resources

AGC has joined efforts with Make-A-Wish® San Diego to help grant construction related wishes to children with life-threatening  medical conditions.

Computers 2 Kids Electronic/Recycling Drive - May 7- 21

AGC's Build & Serve Charitable Alliance is partnering, again, with Computers 2 Kids San Diego (C2K). C2K believes all children and their families, regardless of their economic status, need to be computer literate and have equal access to technology. C2K recycles and refurbishes used computers for families in need, and provides education, training and technical support to help students achieve success. 28% of families in San Diego County do not have a computer in their home.



Building Benches for Monarch School

Students at Monarch School build benches during their summer session.

Hensel Phelps instructed an 8th grade class how to build park benches for their school.  Monarch's mission is to help students develop hope for the future with the necessary skills and experience for personal success. At the end of the session, five benches were constructed, and the students beamed with pride and a sense of accomplishment.

AGC Annual Construction Industry-wide Blood Drive

3,938 Pints of Blood Collected to date!

Annually, AGC San Diego partners with the San Diego Blood Bank for the construction industry's largest blood drive. Several AGC member firms host a blood mobile on their site for AGC’s Annual Blood Drive. AGC typically schedules the blood drive in July when the blood supplies are typically low.

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2018 Clothes Drive

From November 1 through December 14, 2018, the AGC Build & Serve Charitable Alliance is collecting used and new items benefiting Father Joe's Villages. 

AGC Member's Build New Parking Lot for St. Madeleine Sophie's Center

A Way of Life, A World of Difference

AGC members donated time and resources to St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, serving adults with developmental disabilities, which now has a new paved entrance road and parking lot that has made the Center's organic gardening program even more successful.

MCRD Bootcamp Challenge

Team AGC Motto "We Build What They Protect"

$67,939 Raised to Date!

AGC members participate in MCRD's Bootcamp Challenge, 3-mile obstacle run, which supports the efforts of the Marine Corps Community Services, and other military organizations.



Handball Court Demolition

Creating a Safer Community Site!

The handball courts at the Spring Valley-East Communities Center had become a magnet for graffiti and a transient drinking hangout.

Boy Scout Lunch-O-Ree

Annually raising funds to support the Boy Scouts

$1,147,830 raised to date with the support of the construction industry.

Annually, the Build & Serve Committee helps in the effort of raising funds to support the Boy Scouts of America, San Diego-Imperial Council.


Mountain Shadows - New Patio

AGC San Diego Members, an Engineering Firm, and A Building Trades Union Join Forces To Help the Disabled!!

The patio was cracking and weakened by California's famous termites. It was not a very pleasant place for the residents to enjoy the outdoors....but because of State funding cutbacks, Mountain Shadows was not in a position to rebuild the patio.

Thank you to the following companies who built a new patio for the residents:

Erickson Hall Construction Co.; HTK Engineering; Casper Company; Rocky Coast Builders, Inc.; Quality Reinforcing; Hanson Aggregates; Bergelectric;
Western Concrete Pumping, Inc.; Cement Masons Local 500 Area 744; AGC Painting Apprenticeship Painting Class


AGC Operation Keep San Diego Warm

Hundreds of pieces donated annually

During the winter months, AGC collects blankets, throws, comforters, and coats to be donated to St. Vincent De Paul Village; Southern California’s largest residential homeless services provider.





Adopt-a-School - Monarch School

Back to School Backpacks Donated to Monarch School!

In 2014, AGC adopted Monarch School, which serves 300 students impacted by homelessness. Each student received a backpack filled with school supplies on their first day of school, thanks to the generosity of AGC members.


Adopt-a-School - Sweetwater Springs Community Elementary School

Over $3,500 worth of School Supplies Donated!

In 2012, over $3500 worth of school supplies were presented to the teachers of Sweetwater Springs Community Elementary in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District.