Crescent Homes proudly closed out the first quarter of 2019 with $28,250 raised for five Charleston non-profits through their philanthropic program, GIVE. April marked the two-year anniversary of the program’s launch; during this time the private homebuilder has raised a total of $175,500 for 39 local charities and has since launched into Crescent Homes’ other two markets Nashville, TN and Greenville, SC.
“It’s hard to believe that the GIVE program is two years old, in the past two years we have forged wonderful relationships with so many incredible organizations. It’s been rewarding to follow along with their milestones and triumphs and see firsthand the impact their work has on the Charleston community. Investing in the places our home buyers call home has always been important to Crescent Homes and we are happy to be able to expand GIVE into our other two markets”. -Ted Terry, Founder/CEO
The GIVE program donates $250 to a local charity for each home sold. In Charleston, homeowners select one of the five charities for their contribution to be designated to, with new organizations selected every quarter. The rotation of programs being supported allows Crescent Homes to aid in a variety of causes. In addition to financial support GIVE highlights and brings attention to these charities giving home buyers the opportunity to learn about how these organizations contribute to their local community. This allows our buyers to walk away with more than just a house; it gives them the opportunity to be more informed and to get involved in their new community.
“The GIVE program was founded with a deeper purpose than just providing a financial donation. People fall in love with Charleston for a multitude of reasons, but one of the greatest things about it is the strong sense of community. We felt it was important for home buyers, whether they had lived here for years or are just moving here to feel like a part of community”. -Ted Terry, Founder/CEO
The recipients for 2019 Q1 of GIVE were as follows:
Trident Literacy Association– $4,000
The Trident Literacy Association aims to put a stop to generational poverty through literacy programs, helping adults master reading, study for the GED, learn English as a second language, prepare for a career and understand basic computer skills.
Keep Charleston Beautiful $3,500
The local nonprofit has been promoting a litter-free Charleston since 1977 through education programs, spreading awareness and involving the community.
WINGS for Kids – $6,500
WINGS for Kids provides a safe place after school for low-income children to participate in social-emotional learning programs. The groups work directly with students to improve the ways in which they relate to others, giving them the tools and inspiration to stay in school and succeed.
Eagle Harbor Kids $10,000
Started by the Gilbert family as a place for orphaned, neglected and abused children, the Eagle Harbor Ranch is a safe haven and refuge. The ranch provides children with a caring family setting, where life skills are honed in a loving and enriching environment.
Carolina Coonhound Rescue $4,500
Carolina Coonhound Rescue provides medical assistance, training, love, and compassion for abandoned or mistreated coonhounds until a forever home can be found.
For Q2 2019, Crescent Homes has selected the following organizations as recipients:
Camp Rise Above is a unique non-profit organization that provides fun, life changing camp experiences to children with serious illnesses, life challenges, and disabilities. The program offers many programs for campers and families throughout the year all free of charge.
Louie’s Kids is a non-profit organization that raises funds to help treat childhood obesity, which afflicts 25 million American children today. Louie’s Kids works to find the best treatment options to meet the needs of each child.
Charleston Hope aims to enhance school culture and climate in high-poverty, Title 1 Schools by building on the strengths of teachers, leaders and students.
Valiant Animal Rescue and Relief specializes in performing rehabilitation and rehoming services for animals acquired during abuse and neglect cases. The organization tackles the most urgent and challenging animal crisis cases in the Carolinas.
Project Alive and Kicking is committed to empowering expectant moms by educating them about pregnancy conditions and maintenance, fostering an awareness of their babies’ daily fetal movements, and giving each expected baby the best chance to come into the world alive and kicking.
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