First Realty Cares was founded in 2013 by several agents within the organization who wanted to give back to their community. With careful planning and execution, the non-profit charitable organization was formed. Their primary focus was to help children and people with housing issues.
The organization successfully raised over $8,000 in contributions in 2016, provided countless hours into the planning, strategizing and implementation of events. The donations that were received throughout the year have benefited several non-profits around the Des Moines Metro Area.
Some of the 2016 events that helped raise money for these causes were Rebuilding Together’s Art Over Wine at Jasper Winery in Des Moines, Pleasant Hill’s Art On The Lake event at Copper Creek, and Scholastic Book Fair at our Westown Office. These events, along with a lakeside sponsorship of the Duck Derby, a fielding team for Youth Emergency Shelter & Services’ (YESS) Human Foosball Tournament, and a supply drive held with YESS and the I Have a Dream Foundation, have been extremely successful in supporting these local charities.
Moving forward, we’ve pledged our continuing support to these foundations and many more. We’d like to thank the people who have donated their time, money and effort, because without them we wouldn’t have made the difference we’ve made in our community.