The other day, I was thinking about what makes our CENTURY 21 Scheetz culture unique? Our success in the industry seems like the obvious answer, but I think it comes down to much more. It’s our culture of doing good for our community—a heart-felt passion and genuine enthusiasm to make a significant difference in the lives of people around us.
When we welcome new agents at CENTURY 21 Scheetz, we let them know that we strive to achieve four main goals: to be the best in real estate, to run a profitable organization, to be an environment that lifts up our team, and to have a culture that gives back to our community. All of these areas make up our culture; however, our philanthropic efforts to better the lives of the people who make up our local community brings me great joy.
Eleven years ago, we decided to begin an incredible journey to make a difference in the communities that surround our six branch offices. The CENTURY 21 Scheetz Charitable Foundation was established in 2003 to give financial aid to people in our local communities experiencing hardship. Since the Foundation’s inception along with Easter Seals Crossroads, we’ve contributed more than a half a million dollars!
The Foundation’s goal is to provide emergency relief for victims of fire, crime, and other casualties in our community; to support with time, talent, and treasure housing opportunities for the less fortunate; and to support other charities that strive to improve our community. One difference maker is our ability to respond quickly to a crisis—often in less than 24 hours.
So what can you do to make a difference right now? On November 14, 2014, you have the opportunity to get involved with our Disco at Studio 21 Celebrity Waiter Dinner. The event will be hosted at the beautiful Lucas Oil Estate. You can give your time by volunteering, contacting a local celebrity to waiter, or supporting financially.
And guess what? The more you give of your time and resources, the better you’ll feel. I saw a quote this weekend that inspired me, “We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give,” by John Petit-Senn. I am thankful that through the Foundation, we have an opportunity to directly impact our community. And together—we’re definitely more powerful.
What are you waiting for? Contact Kathy Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information about the Disco at Studio 21 event. Can’t wait to see you there!