The Holiday Season is meant to be a joyous time of year. However, for people who are struggling financially, it is often a difficult period to get through. Many real estate offices, in coordination with their agents and employees, donate to various charities such as Toys For Tots, Salvation Army, The RI Community Food Bank, as well as many others intended to help those in need.
RE/MAX Professionals in Newport, however, is taking a different approach.
The agents and staff have decided to adopt a family in need, through Child & Family’s “Adopt-a-Family” program, not just for the holiday season, but for the entire YEAR. In addition to gifts and food for Christmas, the office will donate items for a Thanksgiving basket, Easter Baskets, as well as backpacks and school supplies in September.
“The agents in our office are very generous. They enjoy giving back to their local community, not just during Christmas, but throughout the entire year”, stated Cathy Furtado, Broker-Manager of RE/MAX Professionals Newport.
From left, Susan McCoy, Cathy Furtado, Betsy Leerson, Shirley Mello, Amy Hoag, Michelle Blake and Carole Owens, agents at RE/MAX of Newport, and Landa Patterson of Child & Family, recently collected Thanksgiving food items for Child & Family’s “Adopt-a-Family” program. RE/MAX agents also will collect food and Christmas gift items for their adopted family through the holiday season.
This undertaken that RE/MAX Newport has organized is significant. Here are some key statistics within the State of Rhode Island.
59,000 Rhode Islanders are unable to meet their basic food needs
Demand for emergency food programs has grown 58% since the economic recession
107,000 Adults (19% of the labor force) is unemployed or underemployed
42,000 children live in poverty
1 out of every 10 homes are in foreclosure or serious delinquency*
*RI Community Food Bank
If you have interest in donating items for this family –
contact RE/MAX Professionals of Newport
401-849-0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org