The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty have donated a record $61,438 over the last two years for Dreams Come True, the First Coast’s only locally based nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses, the company announced.
“Fulfilling dreams is a life-long goal for us at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty,” says Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “We are thrilled to present this gift to Dreams Come True. We appreciate the support we received from our valued customers and passionate team members to help make dreams come true for many deserving children.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s fundraising effort for Dreams Come True began in August 2013 as part of the company’s 25th anniversary year. The Northeast Florida real estate firm set a goal of raising $25,000 over one year for the nonprofit organization, pledging to donate a percentage of each home sale to Dreams Come True.
By August 2014, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty had raised more than $30,500 for Dreams Come True. Monies raised by the company sponsored numerous dreams for children including all expenses paid vacation packages to theme parks and attractions such as Disney World, Discovery Cove and Hawaii for a child and his or her family.
The company wanted to continue to help make dreams come true for special First Coast children and announced its ongoing support to Dreams Come True.
“I am so proud to be part of a caring team in a company that puts a high priority on giving back to its community,” says Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “Our team’s giving spirit and community support reflects our company’s culture and commitment to social responsibility and to being a good neighbor. We are honored to support Dreams Come True and its mission to make a difference in the lives of children.”
Established in 1984, Dreams Come True has granted more than 3,300 dreams for children battling life-threatening illnesses in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.Dreams Come True applies 100 percent of all donations, unless otherwise designated by the donor, directly toward dreams.
“Community support is vital to our ability to use the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to every First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness,” says Sheri Criswell, executive director, Dreams Come True of Jacksonville. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has provided incredible support to Dreams Come True and the special children for whom we have provided dreams. Through their generosity, they have helped us stay true to our commitment to never have a waiting list or turn down an eligible child.”
More information is available at www.dreamscometrue.org.