Collins Group Realty announced the five winning non-profit organizations for their 2021 200th Home Sale for Charity program.
This fun community competition starts in January with a nomination round, followed by a final voting round for the Top 10 nominated charities during the summer months. 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.
“We’re really excited for this second year of the 200th Home Sale. We’ve been blessed with good business so each year when we hit the 200th closing milestone it’s nice to reward to community.”Chip Collins, Owner and Broker-in-Charge, Collins Group Realty
This years’ grand prize winner, Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island, received a check for $5,000. Pledge the Pink was awarded 2nd place, followed by Lovable Paws Rescue in 3rd, Hospice Care of the Lowcounty in 4th, and Turtle Trackers took 5th place.
“Volunteers in Medicine Clinic is incredibly proud to be recognized as the Grand Prize recipient of the Collins Group Realty 200th Home Sale. Thanks to Collins Group for adding fuel to the fire to care for the medically underserved patients and families who live or work on Hilton Head and Daufuskie. Special thanks to creating the awareness to the awesome not for profit work going on in our community and special kudos for making it fun.”Dr. John Newman, Executive Director, Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
Overall, 113 non-profits were nominated and participated in this charitable program sponsored by Collins Group Realty’s Community Results Project, a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcounty.
“We are honored by the participation of so many through nominations, spreading the word, and finally voting, and so pleased to visit with and present donations to the top 5 winners,” said Collins.
In addition to giving back to the community, one of the goals of the 200th Home Sale for Charity is to spread awareness and educate the community about the non-profits in the Lowcountry area.
Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island
Founded in 1993 by Dr. Jack McConnell, they soon became a model for VIM clinics across America. Today, the clinic has 22 full-time equivalent employees who operate the clinic with the help of over 650 retired and professional volunteers. As a team, the Clinic staff and volunteers see 10,000+ patients annually over 27,000 patient visits.
Pledge the Pink
Founded in 2011 as a small, local charity race event aimed at fighting breast cancer in South Carolina. In their first 10 years, the non-profit donated over one million dollars to help provide gap funding for non-profit service providers across the nation. Their upcoming event takes place on Hilton Head Island on Oct 14 – 17th, 2021. Participants from across America will come to walk or run 10 miles each day for 3 Days.
Lovable Paws Rescue
Lovable Paws Rescue mission is to provide temporary or long-term comprehensive care, safety, and shelter to lost and at-risk companion animals. While animals are in their care, they provide needed surgeries, heartworm treatment, monthly vetting, housing, food, and shelter, until their successful adoption.
Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
The only not-for-profit Hospice care in the Lowcountry was established to give comfort and honor dignity for end-of-life patients and their families through compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Turtle Trackers of Hilton Head Island
This group of volunteers assists with the preservation efforts for endangered sea turtles nesting on Hilton Head Island and educates the public for the protection of our sea turtle hatchlings heading to the ocean.
Collins Group Realty will launch the 3rd annual 200th Home Sale for Charity at the start of 2022. For updates, you are encouraged to follow Collins Group Realty’s Facebook page.
For more information, terms and conditions, please visit CollinsGroupRealty.com/200thHomeSale.