RE/MAX Open Golf Tournament

This year’s RE/MAX Open Golf Tournament was a huge success!!! The tournament was held on July 15th at Potowomut Golf Club. There were over 128 golfers that participated in this event. Despite the EXTREMELY HOT temperatures, everyone had a great time…for a great cause – HASBRO Children’s Hospital/Children’s Miracle Network!

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RE/MAX in Rhode Island donates 3000 lbs. of food to the RI Community Food Bank


PROVIDENCE, RI –December 12, 2012RE/MAX in Rhode Island recently donated 3000 pounds of non-perishable food items to the RI Community Food Bank, more than doubling last year’s amount of 1250 pounds. Starting the week after Thanksgiving, 14 RE/MAX Offices throughout the state of Rhode Island were used as drop off locations for staff, agents and their clients to drop off non-perishable food items.

“This is the third year in a row that we have donated to The RI Community Food Bank and delighted that, collectively, RE/MAX in Rhode Island could help in donating this amount of donations,” stated Karen H. Sechio, Marketing Director for RE/MAX in RI. “It is great to be affiliated with a company that is not only the number 1 real estate network* in Rhode Island, but also cares about their local community.”

All food was collected and donated on December 8th. Lite Rock 105 and Dave’s Marketplace also participated in this effort, as part of the “Season of Giving” campaign.


RE/MAX in Rhode Island Donates $5000 to Hasbro Children’s Hospital

checkpresentationphotoProvidence, RI – December 4, 2012 – RE/MAX in Rhode Island recently raised $5,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at the 26th Annual RE/MAX Open Golf Tournament.  More than 150 people turned out for the event held in July at the Exeter Country Club.

“All of the RE/MAX team members that participated in this golf tournament deserve a big round of applause,” said Dan Breault, Executive Vice President and Regional Director of RE/MAX of New England. “This annual tournament has raised more than $50,000 for a variety of different causes throughout Rhode Island and that is an enormous accomplishment that everyone should be proud of.”

“The RE/MAX Open Golf Tournament has become a long standing tradition within Rhode Island raising money for local charitable initiatives as well as allowing RE/MAX employees to give back to their community,” said Glenn Carpenter, RE/MAX Professionals in East Greenwich and co-event organizer since 1986.

An alliance of premier hospitals for children, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for more than 170 hospitals in North America. The network’s partner hospitals receive proceeds from donations made in each of their communities through more than 70 corporate sponsors. Since its inception in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $2.7 billion for children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada.

“Hasbro Children’s Hospital is incredibly thankful for the long standing partnership we’ve had with RE/MAX of New England and RE/MAX in Rhode Island over the years,” said Karli Blossom, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director. “This funding will allow us to continue offering innovative programs and the latest treatment for the children in our community, in a facility that is designed just for them.”

“We are proud to partner with our RE/MAX colleagues, as well as our generous sponsors, to continue our support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, which together provide vital medical care and educational services for children,” said Karen H. Sechio, Marketing Director for RE/MAX in Rhode Island.

The Business of Caring

Did you know that August is RE/MAX Month of Miracles?

According to the 2008 Cone Cause Evolution Study, 85 percent of consumers say that they have a more positive image of a product or company when it supports a cause they care about. And nearly 80 percent would switch to a brand that supports a charity.

With this being said, RE/MAX in Rhode Island is proud to celebrate a ‘Month of Miracles’ in August with the global franchise company that has raised more than $115 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® since RE/MAX became a partner in 1992. Various RE/MAX Agents and Offices accross the state of Rhode Island, regularly donate a portion of their commissions to CMN, and this month, we want to remind everyone of this wonderful program and partnership.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, and all the funds raised locally support the nearest Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

RE/MAX in Rhode Island is passionate about supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals because money donated goes to the treatment and care of local kids at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.

For more information about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit

RE/MAX of Newport “Adopts a Family” for the YEAR

Posted Under Bruce Allen,
RE/MAX Professionals of Newport

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