Weichert Brings Home Results for the Community and Charitable Causes
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – In a time when many Americans saw
economic hardship, the Weichert Family of Companies remained committed to
service by participating and sponsoring over 170 events and fundraisers in 2008.
Weichert sales associates and employees gave their time, talent, and monetary
contributions, to continue Weichert’s tradition of generosity and support for
the needs of the community.
Weichert employees and sales associates
worked with numerous non-profit organization such as the American Red Cross,
American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Habitat for Humanity,
to raise funds and collect thousands of items for those in need throughout the United
“Every year, we have the unique privilege of
interacting with hundreds of families daily, so it has always been important to
us that we work towards improving the quality of life for those we serve by
participating in numerous community projects,” said James M. Weichert,
president and founder of Weichert, Realtors®.
“I find it personally rewarding to see Weichert’s spirit of service is
not based on the current state of the market but instead on compassion and kind
heartedness of our associates and employers.
Highlights of Weichert’s community service
activities in 2008 include:
- Donated over 82-pints of much-needed blood for the
American Red Cross during its annual blood drive in its Morris Plains
- Collected over 27,500 toys for disadvantaged children
during the 2008 holiday season as part of Weichert, Realtors 30th
annual toy drive.
- Raised over $60,000 for the American Cancer Society at
its eighth annual golf tournament.
- Gathered over 30 bags of gently-used clothing, 13 boxes
of like-new kitchen appliances, several boxes of cleaning supplies,
computer equipment and cash donations to benefit survivors of Hurricane
- The Warren, N.J. office and the Alpine, N.Y offices collected
several boxes of food, toiletries, clothing, CDs, DVDs, and other items that
were shipped to military personnel overseas.
- To help keep children safe, Weichert, Realtors’
Hillsborough office hosted a free Child Identification Program for parents.
- Weichert, Realtors’ Normandy, N.J. office held a spaghetti
dinner and Weichert, Realtors’ Pompton Plains, N.J office held a salsa
night event that both went to raise money for the American Cancer
Society’s Relay for Life.
- The Weichert Alexandria/ Old Town, Va.
office each month delivered meals to area residents who were elderly,
homebound, or disabled through Meals on Wheels.
- The Fair Oaks, Va.
office of Weichert, Realtors held a professional skills workshop entitled
“Dress for Success” for the residents of the Katherine K. Hanley Family
Shelter that provided insight about the workforce and gave resources to
help residents find jobs.
Weichert has nearly 18,000 sales associates in approximately 500
company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and
financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both
residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of
mortgages and home and title insurance.
For more information, Weichert's customer service center can be reached
at 1-800-USA-SOLD or at Weichert's Web site, www.weichert.com. Each Weichert franchised office is
independently owned and operated.