1 IN 4 RHODE ISLANDERS DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT. WE’RE PARTNERING WITH THE RI COMMUNITY FOOD BANK TO HELP CHANGE THAT.
YOU can help today. CLICK HERE to join KWAOR’s RI Community Food Bank Giving Team and help our neighbors in need.
So far, we’ve raised $4,300. THANK YOU to everyone who has made a gift!!
Here’s how it happened: First, KWAOR Director Kelly Moran brought the project idea to the KWAOR Community Outreach Committee, who wholeheartedly agreed to support a KWAOR fundraiser for the RI Community Food Bank.
Next, KWAOR staff set up a team giving page on the web with the help of the Food Bank’s Director of Corporate and Community Relations, Kelly Seigh. The link was then posted in our Updates, here on our website and via social media, and members began making gifts.
The project got a huge boost the week of December 14th from two special gifts:
John Santos of Keller Williams Realty of Central RI says he feels fortunate to be able to give back to the community, having experienced some hardships early in his life. John’s generous gift of $1000 helped us pass the halfway point toward our Rhode Island Community Food Bank fundraiser goal in one giant leap!
A few days later, the great folks at RI Real Estate Services pushed this effort beyond the goal, with an amazing gift of $2000. Extra appreciation to KWAOR Community Outreach Committee Member and RI Real Estate Services associate Betsy Alexander, who told Broker Owner Greg Dantas about this project! Greg says: “This year it’s absolutely critical that people in leadership positions and companies that are fortunate give back to those in the community who are much less fortunate. Tough, tough year.”
When you see these big-hearted REALTORS® as you are out and about, let them know how much you appreciate their generosity—and let them inspire you if you’re able to give as well.
Because of Covid-19, more Rhode Islanders are facing food insecurity. $1 purchases 3 pounds of food, so every dollar counts. CLICK HERE to help a hungry neighbor today. Just like these great KWAOR members, you’ll be glad you did!
Learn more – read the 2020 Status Report on Hunger.
A project of the KWAOR Community Outreach Committee. Click Here for more info on this and other KWAOR Committees.
The KWAOR Community Outreach Committee challenges you to conduct a personal or family clean up on your holiday walks.
The holidays may look different this year, but you can still make a difference when you try the Clean Swell App.
Hosting your own mini clean-ups in your communities can be a great way to bond as a family too!
Use the Clean Swell app to take a selfie or family photo when you pick up trash or ocean refuse as you’re out and about during these socially-distanced times. Take a photo and send it to us or tag us @kentwashingtonrealtors. Share your Clean Swell App results, so we can share the news that our members are doing good in our communities! Click the link here for more info: https://
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