RISMEDIA, April 6, 2015–The brokers, sales professionals and employees of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties have adopted The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a national non-profit organization that provides positive group activities and emotional supportfor children with cancer.
As part of the program, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties will host fund-raising activities on behalf of The Sunshine Kids. Last year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties sponsored a fund-raising effort in which the proceeds in excess of $75,000 were donated to The Sunshine Kids.
This year’s fund-raising activity will be focused around a “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties/Sunshine Kids Listing or Sales Program” in which any property in the St. Louis Metro area that is listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties can automatically become a Sunshine Kids listing with the consent of the seller. When it is sold (or listed), a donation will be made to The Sunshine Kids by the seller/sales professional/broker. All Sunshine Kids listings will be designated with a special rider on the “For Sale” sign.
“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties has developed a real family atmosphere that encompasses our sales professionals and our customers,” said Angie Ignatowski. “We are delighted to make The Sunshine Kids part of this family. It’s an incredible organization that brings enjoyment to the lives of many children who have a daily burden that most adults have never even experienced.”
Locally, The Sunshine Kids help support activities for children with cancer from St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
The Sunshine Kids, headquartered in Houston, TX, provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.It has sent thousands of children with cancer to vacation and recreation areas throughout the country. Last year, children were sent on local and national trips to New Orleans, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Washington, D.C., San Marcos, Texas, Orlando, Fla., Los Angeles and New York City. For more information on the Sunshine Kids, please visit www.sunshinekids.org.
“The physicians who have watched the kids participate in these activities are convinced that the recreation and the ability to meet with other children who have similar problems, is one of the best medications possible,” added Angie Ignatowski.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties, a 13-year-old real estate firm specializing in residential real estate joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerage network, operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, in 2014. Founded in 2002, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties has 9 offices throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area, representing 550 agents, and is part of the largest relocation and referral global networks. Formerly Prudential Select Properties, the company was recognized as one of the 2014 Top Workplaces in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In addition, it ranks as the No. 1 locally owned real estate firm in St. Louis; No. 2 in real estate transactions recorded by the St. Louis Association of Realtors; 2nd as the largest residential real estate agency in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal; and,27th in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices national network. The company was named the 16th Largest Female-Owned Business in the Greater St. Louis Region, and is in the top 20 percent of real estate firms nationwide. The company also ranks 6th nationwide in donations to the Sunshine Kids Foundation among participating Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate affiliates. For more information, please visit www.bhhsselectstl.com, or call 314.835.6000.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity.
About HSF Affiliates LLC
Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. The company is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.