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, the 200th Home Sale for Charity program received nominations for 112 nonprofit organizations. 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 five winners, this year’s top 10 nominated charities included Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine, Jasper Animal Rescue, Lean Ensemble Theatre, 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 nonprofits’ 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 its 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 more than $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,” said Chip Collins, founder and broker-in-charge of Collins Group Realty.
Collins Group Realty will launch its fourth annual 200th Home Sale for Charity at the start of 2023. For updates, follow Collins Group Realty on Facebook.
For more information, terms, and conditions, please visit CollinsGroupRealty.com/200thHomeSale or contact Ashley Lindblad at Ashley@CollinsGroupRealty.com.