2021 Philanthropic and Volunteer Involvement
When we say our mission is “To Be Legendary”, we mean it! Not only in our real estate business and our interactions with our customers, but all across the board. One initiative we truly care about is giving back to the community and being involved. Our agents, staff, and customers were so incredibly generous this past year in 2021, 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, and overall makes us all legendary!
In February & August 2021, we hosted our bi-annual “Be the Sunshine” week, this is a fun 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 two weeks!
GRAND TOTAL HOURS VOLUNTEERED IN 2021 for Be The Sunshine Week = 549
GRAND TOTAL OF AGENTS/STAFF PARTICIPATION IN 2021 for Be The Sunshine Week= 156
- Pasco County Beach Clean Up
- Belleair Beach Clean Up
- One More Child
- Feeding Tampa Bay
- The Thomas Promise Foundation
- Habitat For Humanity
- Oldsmar Cares
- John Chestnut Park Clean Up
- Friends Of Strays Animal Shelter
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 $20,000 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 & agents donations totaled $32,363.41 for all of 2021. 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 2021 with a bang, we completed our 6th 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 9,271 pounds of food, 1,205 toys, 21 bikes, 20 bags of clothing, and $3,335 in gift cards and cash to the local nonprofit, Metropolitan Ministries. These items were collected by the agents, staff, and customers. In addition to the Cabernet Sleigh, our company also did a “Backpacks of Hope” drive for Metropolitan Ministries where the offices collected 77 backpacks and 3,987 school supplies for children in need during the summer.
“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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