Collins Group Realty announced the top five winning charities of their annual 200th Home Sale for Charity program and awarded a total of $10,000.
The grand prize winner with the most votes, River Ridge Academy Foundation, received a check for $4,000.
Second place winner, Turtle Trackers, was awarded a donation of $3,000. Third through fifth place winners received $1,000 each: Lovable Paws Rescue & Sanctuary, Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Hilton Head Island, and Memory Matters.
For its third year, Collins Group Realty’s 200th Home Sale for Charity program received nominations for approximately 112 non-profit organization. The Top 10 nominated charities moved onto a final voting round. Once the real estate group closes on their 200th home sale of the calendar year, the winners are announced and receive a share of $10,000 in cash donations.
In addition to the top 5 winners, this year’s top 10 nominated charities included Greater Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine, Jasper Animal Rescue, Lean Ensemble, Pledge the Pink, and Sea Pines Montessori.
These funds donated by Collins Group Realty and members of the community help fund the unique and diverse efforts of these non-profits’ organizations.
River Ridge Academy Foundation will use the funds to purchase additional school supplies that aren’t covered by the school budget.
Turtle Trackers will be able to expand their education, awareness, and advocacy outreach program by setting up additional information tents at locations and events across the island to spread the word about how everyone can help protect our sea turtle population.
Lovable Paws Rescue is busier than ever, sharing that they have an overabundance of dogs available for adoption every Saturday at their Ridgeland location. Their monthly vet bills are over $12,000 a month.
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic HHI has recently installed a new hydroponic growing room and outdoor garden to grow certain fruits, vegetables, and lettuces, as a new component of health and wellness for their patients. Their efforts have formed a unique and powerful partnership with Second Helpings, Sandalwood Food Pantry, Deep Well Project, Sea Pines and Hilton Head Plantation gardeners, and other food outlets that can help provide healthy food to our neighbors in need.
Memory Matters has an impressive facility (which they have almost outgrown) to provide education, support, and counseling programs for memory patients, families, caretakers, and the overall community to aid in the care and happiness of those who are affected by memory afflictions.
“I am forever grateful for our team’s commitment to supporting the community that supports us.”Chip Collins, Founder and Broker-in-Charge of Collins Group Realty
Collins Group Realty will launch their 4th annual 200th Home Sale for Charity at the start of 2023. For updates, please follow Collins Group Realty on Facebook.