Did You Know?

Involvement in music, athletics, and the arts can make a big difference in a child’s life. However, financial burdens hold many children back from following their talents and aspirations. HAVlife Johnson County has raised more than $207,000 to award grants to youth ages 10-15 to pursue music, athletics, and arts activities. Funds raised stay in Johnson County to directly support area youth.

Since Urban Acres was founded, it has been a proud sponsor of the organization’s largest fundraiser, the HAVlife Martini Shake Off. An agent from Urban Acres serves on the board and helps HAVlife spread awareness and engagement for the organization.


Approximately $65K raised at the HAVlife Martini Shake Off in 2019


Nearly 10,000 Johnson County youth impacted

“Urban Acres has been HAVlife of Johnson County’s major sponsor and largest supporter since we were first created in 2016.  We will always remember your immediate trust and belief in our mission of preventing lost potential by allowing all youth the opportunity to participate in athletics, music, and the arts.  All Urban Acres knew back then was that our overall goal was to do our best to turn lost potential among our youth into long-term achievement.  HAVlife Board Members knew that with the support of the Urban Acres Family, we could make all of that happen.  And together, we have!  Thanks to Urban Acres, HAVlife has distributed grants to over thirty Johnson County non-profit organizations, totaling $227,948.69 while supporting over 14,150 children.”

— HAVLife of Johnson County Board of Directors

“The money we raise makes a difference in whether these kids are able to pursue their potential. It’s why Urban Acres and so many others support this organization.”

— Andrea Hicks, REALTOR® at Urban Acres

“HAVlife is a great way to support our community and give back! It is amazing how much of an impact they make for multiple youth organizations in the area. We try to make sure this event is on our calendar every year! It’s one you don’t want to miss!”


— Maria McCaw, REALTOR® at Urban Acres

“I support Havlife because it’s a great organization, that allows kids an opportunity they may not have otherwise. Many kids have the talent and passion to pursue athletics and music and such but their families just don’t have the means to allow them to participate in the “extra” stuff. Havlife fills in that gap and allows them to be included. I am so thankful Havlife was created for these kids! Great organization!”


— Chris Campbell, REALTOR® at Urban Acres