In our last post we shared the great results the RE/MAX equity group saw in 2016. During the last year, nearly 3 billion dollars in home sales passed through our offices. We’re certainly thankful for this success and one of the ways we show it is by sharing some of that good fortune with our community. It’s in this spirit of thankfulness that the RE/MAX Equity Group Foundation was formed.
Through the RE/MAX Equity Group Foundation, agents and staff contribute time and resources to non-profit organizations serving our local community. The foundation prioritizes smaller charities that don’t benefit from national or federal funding. The foundation also prefers to donate to specific causes rather a group’s general fund. In 2016, the foundation donated over $147,000 dollars to charities like Habitat for Humanity, Victory Academy, Children’s Cancer Association, New Avenues for Youth and many more.
Tienken and Associates Contributes
At Tienken and Associates RE/MAX equity group, our charitable passion has always been for children. That’s why we’re long term supporters of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital here in Portland, Oregon. In fact, we make a donation to Doernbecher in our client’s names, every time we sell a home.
We also use our position in the community to encourage our clients and business partners to make their own donations. During out last client appreciation event at Christmas Mountain, we asked everyone who attended to bring a children’s book for the kids at Doernbecher. And they responded with warm generosity, bringing dozens and dozens of new books. Just recently we met with Doernbecher representative to give them those books and we know they will make a big difference in the lives of a few sick kids.
Find Your Own Ways to Give
Serving your community can be rewarding in so many different ways. If you don’t already, we encourage everyone to find a way to give back. It doesn’t always take money. Many times just a few hours a week can make all the difference in the world. We know, it will quickly become some of your most valued time.