Over the past several weeks, you may have seen Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston promoting the HPW Foundation's Turkey's For The Triangle Fundraiser. However, do you know who the HPW Foundation is and what they do?
Established in the late 1990s, the HPW Foundation was created to provide our employees and sales agents opportunities to support local charities and non-profit organizations. Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston present a matching donation to the funds raised by agents and employees and doubles the number of families supported each year.
Supporting not-for-profit organizations throughout the Triangle and Central North Carolina, the HPW Foundation has donated almost $1.6 million to local organizations. Here are just a few of them:
The legendary and iconic "God Father of Soul," James Brown inspired Turkeys for the Triangle. Upon Brown's passing, CBHPW Founder and Chairman Don Walston learned of Brown's initiative every year to provide Thanksgiving Turkeys to those in need; thus was born Turkeys for the Triangle.
With the support of CBHPW agents and employees selling raffle tickets to purchase turkeys, the HPW Foundation partners with dozens of local charities, homeless shelters, and churches to give away turkeys during the holiday season. Since beginning the operation almost 18 years ago, we have donated over 38,000 turkeys to anchor holiday meals for more than 160,000 people. This year, the goal is to provide more the 5000 turkeys to our local community!
We are currently in our "Turkey Season," so if you would like to participate in helping local families have a safe and secure holiday, visit TurkeysForTheTriangle.com or speak with one of our agents to learn more!
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Their vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat homeowners work alongside volunteers to build their homes to gain strength, independence, and a better life for themselves and their families. Habitat for Humanity makes no profit on the sales of any of its homes and has helped over 35 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since its founding in 1976. Locally, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 800 families in Wake and Johnston counties to build and purchase affordable homes.
Founded by Andrea Lytle Peet after being diagnosed with ALS at age 33, the Team Drea Foundation was created in 2014 to support research for a cure to this debilitating disease. Their mission is to raise awareness and inspire individuals to "live bravely, live joyfully, and appreciate the gift of life."
Andrea is currently on a mission to complete a marathon in every state while raising awareness and funds to help fight ALS.
As one of the nation's leaders in cancer treatment, research, and prevention, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center goes a step further for its patients. They have created a support program that offers services and resources at low- or no cost to help patients and families through the treatment process.
Dedicated to helping families during challenging times, the Me Fine Foundation provides assistance for children and their families at the Duke Children's Hospital and the North Carolina Children's Hospital at UNC.
"Our partnership with Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston and their employees and associates will make it possible for families with critically-ill children being treated at both Duke & UNC Children's Hospitals to focus on the real job at hand… helping their children recover."
-Lisa Valentino, Director of Development Me Fine Foundation, Inc.
Military Missions In Action serves veterans with disabilities, members of the Armed Forces, and their families by providing assistance during challenging times. They hold various programs throughout the year to support their cause, such as Operation Building Hope, Homes For Healing, Operation Warrior Golf, Military Child Access Assistance Program, and Fill The Footlocker.
Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agents and employees are the backbones of our company, and their passion not only the work they do but the HPW Foundation's mission is what drives us to be better every day.