Record Breaking Quarter for GIVE
Since launching the GIVE Program in 2017, Crescent Homes has donated over $89,000 to local Charleston nonprofits. Ted Terry, CEO/Owner, presented checks to five local nonprofits on Friday, April 6th totaling $26,750, making the first quarter of 2018 the most successful quarter yet for the GIVE program.
Through the GIVE Program, Crescent Homes donates $250 to a local nonprofit for every home sold. Five new local nonprofits are selected quarterly: homebuyers are provided information on each and have the opportunity to choose which one will receive a donation in their name. At the close of each quarter, Crescent Homes CEO and Owner Ted Terry presents a check to each group. The program allows Crescent Homes to spread awareness of these incredible organizations while making a positive financial impact on the local community.
When I opened the doors of Crescent Homes, I envisioned a home building company that could make a positive impact on the lowcountry by building more than just houses. This first year of the GIVE program celebrates that mission by spreading aid, awareness and good will throughout Charleston. Since 2009, I have worked to create a business that values quality, beauty and a strong sense of community. I am honored to be able to give back to this welcoming place we call home.
-Ted Terry, CEO/Owner
In the first quarter of 2018, Crescent Homes has donated $26,750 to the following nonprofits:
$5,800 to Pet Helpers
The local Charleston pet adoption center and veterinary clinic began as a simple “Adopt a Pet” column that ran weekly in 1978. Forty years later, it remains the only facility of its kind, an independently owned, innovative pet rescue facility servicing the Lowcountry.
$5,400 to Operation Home
For over 20 years, Operation Home has been helping Charleston folks remain in their homes by improving the safety and accessibility. From major home repairs and adding a wheelchair ramp to installing air condition units and space heaters, the organization works with low income families in need to ensure their homes are livable and safe for years to come.
$6,000 to Darkness to Light
Darkness to Light is committed to the concept that prevention begins with education, and works tirelessly to empower responsible adults to assist in the fight against child sexual abuse. Through education and training, the group brings awareness to the issue so that others may prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
$4,350 to The Charleston Miracle League
A baseball league dedicated entirely to the happiness of children and adults with special needs, the Charleston Miracle League has a specially designed, rubberized baseball field and recreation complex so that players of all abilities can participate in this life-changing sport.
$5,200 to One80 Place
One80 Place is committed to preventing and ending homelessness, one person at a time. Through rehousing, job training, healthcare and more, the group works with individuals and families to turn their lives around.
Moving into the 2nd quarter, the following recipients have been selected to receive donations:
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
With campuses on both John’s Island and Charleston’s eastside, this group targets the root causes of poverty within local communities, executing a wide range of programs from wellness and education to outreach. Addressing basic needs such as financial competency, dental health and english as a second language, the foundation breaks barriers and provides the building blocks needed to create systematic change.
Charleston Chapter of Heroes On The Water (HOW)
This unique group aides military and veterans heal through eco-therapy by providing kayak fishing adventures. Recipients are able to establish a sense of reflective peace or find a welcoming community on the water, all the while learning a new skill that is both physically and mentally therapeutic.
Charleston Parks Conservancy
As Charleston’s commerce grows at a rapid speed, the Charleston Parks Conservancy works hard to maintain and expand the gorgeous green spaces that define the historic town. By creating, rejuvenating and maintaining our parks, the group raises the quality of life in Charleston, which creating strong communities.
Summerville Royal Family Kids Camp
The Summerville chapter of Royal Family Kids gives local foster children the gift of childhood adventures and memories with a weeklong summer camp. Campers forge strong connections, experience new challenges and make lifelong friendships while celebrating birthdays, learning skills and having fun.
Charleston County’s First Steps
The local nonprofit paves the way for successful education by preparing young children for kindergarten. Focusing on the first five years of life, the group’s mission is to improve the quality of child care, expand early education programs, provide access to health services and offer family support.
In 2018, Crescent Homes plans to open several new communities in the Charleston area, as well as continuing to expand our markets in Greenville and Nashville. The company is honored to able to grow the GIVE Program and looks forward to larger donations in the future. GIVE embodies the company’s mission to go beyond the standard, bringing good will and a sense of community wherever Crescent Homes builds.