MBA Thanks Princess Mackie Book Challenge Participants

(This story is part of an ongoing series highlighting MBA member company participants of the Princess Mackie Book Challenge.)

The Mortgage Bankers Association launched the Princess Mackie Book Challenge to promote financial education and develop new tools and resources to help children and their families learn more about homeownership in schools and community organizations. This week, MBA would like to highlight DHI Mortgage Co., Austin, and Lennar Mortgage, Miami, for participating in this initiative.

Through its DHI Mortgage Home Buyers Club, DHI has purchased and distributed books at its homebuyer workshops and rent-to-own presentations in the community. Additionally, its realtor partners have leveraged Princess Mackie to build their business pipeline to future homebuyers.

Lennar Mortgage purchased company-branded Princess Mackie books and partnered with Little Free Library, a global network of volunteer-led book exchange boxes that provide books to underserved urban, suburban, rural and Indigenous communities at no cost. Members of the Lennar team met up with volunteers in Maine to build several Little Free Libraries and stock them with copies of Princess Mackie. It was a memorable team-building experience for Lennar associates and an opportunity to educate and connect with the local community about the home-buying process.

Princess Mackie Buys a House, an illustrated children’s book by Twala Lockett, explains the path to homeownership to children and their families.

MBA has encouraged industry members to participate by purchasing copies of the book–either standard or branded with company logos–to distribute within their communities. The goal is to hit 10,000 books to be shared nationwide.

The effort stands at 6,300 books purchased through MBA and its members. To help us reach the goal or learn more information, click here or check out the video below.