2020 Philanthropic and Volunteer Efforts
As a company, we are very dedicated to giving back to the community that we all love. As challenges were faced for everyone in our community this past year, we decided to make sure that the year 2020 was no different when it came to giving back. If anything, it inspired us to give back even harder. A devastating and scary year for so many- our agents, staff, and customers were so incredibly generous, in more ways than just one! Our goal is never to just “ask for money” from the people who work with us. We try to always find ways to get people involved and find a purpose. We strongly believe that getting involved in your community is good for the soul!
In February, we hosted our first-ever “Be the Sunshine” week, this was a way for our agents & staff to get involved hands-on, pick their own charity to support, and give their time… not their money. Each office picked a non-profit organization or volunteer program and together as a group, they volunteered for the day. Collectively, they were able to volunteer at all of the below in just one week!
- Belleair Beach Clean Up
- Met Min Volunteer Days
- Pasco Campus
- Volunteer Engagement Center
- Habitat for Humanity
- New Beginnings Thrift Shop
- Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches
- Pete Beach Clean Up
- Feeding Tampa Bay
In June we had our annual Sunshine Kids Clay Shoot event and it was a huge success. Thanks to amazing sponsors, participants, and donators, we were able to raise over $25,000 for the Sunshine Kids Foundation! This is a foundation that supports children with cancer and provides positive & fun activities for children outside of their hospitals. We have volunteered and supported this organization for over 20 years. In addition to the Clay Shoot event, our generous staff & agent’s donations totaled $35,715 for all of 2020. Each staff member has the opportunity to donate a monetary amount from every paycheck. Our agents also have the option to give a certain amount from every closing!
To finish 2020 with a bang, we completed our 5th annual Cabernet Sleigh drive, a company-wide holiday initiative benefitting Metropolitan Ministries. Driving a U-Haul truck, our owners Allen Crumbley and Dewey Mitchell as well as some other elves (staff members) delivered 6,000 pounds of food, over 2,000 toys, and over $4,000 in gift cards and cash to the local nonprofit, Metropolitan Ministries. These items were collected by the agents, staff, and consumers. In addition to the Cabernet Sleigh, our company also did a “Backpacks of Hope” drive for Metropolitan Ministries where the offices collected thousands of items for children in need of back-to-school supplies.
“This year’s philanthropic efforts were incredibly successful, and that is all thanks to our wonderful agents and staff from our offices who did a phenomenal job promoting, shopping, donating, volunteering, and more,” said Allen Crumbley, Broker/Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. “We are so thankful to have such generous and kind people on our team, it truly means so much.”
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