By Susan Krok

As 2020 winds down, we recognize we’re all experiencing deeply hard times from unemployment and business losses, illness, isolation, and the loss of loved ones. RealtyCom is fortunate to be able to continue operating remotely and honor this year’s season of giving by hosting a virtual Charitable Giving Contest with our team.

In lieu of volunteering our time and attending our annual charity dinner, we relied on our amazing team to nominate, teach us about their organization’s mission, and ultimately donated to charities closest to our hearts. It was illuminating to learn about charities we were not aware of, and to hear about the amazing work they are doing.

After overwhelming participation, we were hard-pressed to choose just one since they were all very worthy causes and in need more now than ever.  Thanks to Zoom we received immediate voting results, and are proud to announce RealtyCom’s charitable donations were made to the following:

  • The Hidden Genius Project that trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.
  • The Gilead House offering hope to women and children in need, providing transitional housing, education, and therapeutic support that leads to independence and a future filled with purpose.
  • Emergency RV helping to house those displaced during wildfires and natural disasters.
  • The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive who propagate the world’s most important old growth trees before they are extinct.

All other nominees weren’t left behind, through the generosity of our CEO and CFO, Annie and Mike Manfredi personal donations were made to all!

I’m proud to be part of a company that recognizes our community’s challenges and donated their time and resources to many worthy causes. We’re sincerely looking forward to returning to more normalcy and less hardship for so many in 2021 and hope you’ll learn more about the wonderful organizations above.