PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 21, 2012) – Coldwell Banker Heroes, the Coldwell Banker brand’s charitable recognition program, is off to a great start since launching in early March. The Coldwell Banker network has already reported donations of nearly $1.5 million and 3,100 hours to local charities in 2012.
Coldwell Banker Heroes tracks the value of goods, services, dollars and time donated to charitable organizations by members of the Coldwell Banker global network.
“Charitable efforts have always been a foundation of Coldwell Banker and our affiliated companies, management teams and sales professionals who take great pride in the role they play in their communities,” said Budge Huskey, president and chief operating officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “Each day, I’m inspired by new examples of generosity and selflessness and the Heroes program affords us a way to honor these special people while encouraging even more to get involved.”
Huskey cited several highlights of recent charitable activities within the Coldwell Banker system:
Coldwell Banker All Points-Festival City Realty (Stratford, Ontario) – The company’s 33 agents are active in Huron and Perth Counties. Raising $27,000 and donating more than 500 hours in 2012 to support such organizations as the United Way, Huron Perth Lung Association, YMCA Strong Kids Foundation, Port to Point Trail Association, and the Seaforth and District Food Bank.
Coldwell Banker Danforth & Associates, Inc., (Federal Way, Wash.) – Agents volunteered to work at the NW Harvest Warehouse in Kent where they helped package up nearly 15,000 pounds of food that will be distributed to food banks throughout Washington. A team of staff and friends participated in a "Rollermania" fundraiser to benefit the Reach Out Winter Shelter Program in Federal Way. The company has also been a sponsor of several events that are raising money for local charities like East King County Habitat for Humanity.
Michael Cafferkey, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Burlingame, Calif.) – Cafferkey will climb Mount Shasta this month to showcase Summit For Someone, a charity that works to instill critical life skills to under privileged urban children through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions. He has already raised $7,200.
Victoria Prodromitis, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Clinton, N.J.) – As co-founder and president of ComforTree, Prodromitis volunteers, fundraises, and donates to this charity which provides non-toxic housecleaning services to cancer patients and their families throughout the treatment process.
Coldwell Banker system members are able to report their charitable efforts on a company, office and individual level via a portal on the brand’s intranet site, Coldwell Banker Works. From those who document their charitable donations, an annual Coldwell Banker Hero of the Year will be announced beginning in 2013.
Other notable charitable efforts include:
Martha Hatfield & Team, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, Savannah, Ga. - March of Dimes
Patrick Maloblocki, Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber, Fort Wayne, Ind. - YMCA
Carol Pendergrass, Coldwell Banker SeaCoast Advantage, Wilmington, N.C. - Appalachian Service Project
Carmen Schaye, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. - Rotary Club
Michael Ward, Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - EXCEL Foundation