CAAR Young Professionals Network "All Hands In" Supply Drive Raised Over $4,000 in Supplies and Monetary Voluntary Donations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia
The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) Young Professionals Network (YPN) united REALTORS® and the Greater Charlottesville community to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia’s programs and activities, such as “Power Hour” as well as the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program.
As a result of the supply drive in mid-August, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia received over $4,000 in supplies and monetary voluntary donations, just in time for the new school year.
“In just a few months, the Young Professionals Network at CAAR was able to conceptualize and implement a supply drive that now benefits kids at all six of our area Boys & Girls Clubs,” said James Pierce, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia Executive Director. “The CAAR YPN put out the call and the community responded with over $4,000 in much-needed supplies for our kids and donations that go straight to our after school programs. We are so grateful for this partnership, which was motivated by the good work of local Realtors® who care about their community. When we all work together, the kids truly benefit.”
“Our quest for the ‘All Hands In’ Supply Drive began after we learned that there are over 2,000 children that attend the six Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia on a daily basis, often for four-hours a day during the school year and up to 10-hours a day during the summer,” said CAAR YPN Chair Amanda LeMon. “School supplies and necessities are needed year-round, and we wanted to do all we could to help. The CAAR YPN was overwhelmed with gratitude as the community and Realtors® compassionately came together to supply the Clubs with over $4,000 in donations and supplies.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia offer a lineup of nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, with locations in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Madison and Orange.
The CAAR YPN offers young, rising real estate professionals an opportunity to be involved in the association, industry, and community.
The partnership between CAAR YPN and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia developed shortly after the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) announced it would join forces with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the beginning of the year.
To help foster the partnership and provide assistance in the execution of the “All Hands In” Supply Drive, the CAAR YPN received a $1,000 Community Investment Grant from the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR).
Thank you to the "All Hands In" Supply Drive sponsors: Boylan Heights, Virginia Credit Union, 106.1 The Corner, Z95.1, and Kilwins Charlottesville.