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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Win a Smart Car

Yesterday I talked about one aspect of the company that I work for - Real Estate One - its culture of giving back to the community, mainly through its REO Charitable Foundation, which supports the American Cancer Society and the Michigan Special Olympics. Well here's a perfect example. The foundation is running a raffle to give away a Smart Fortwo car (the Passion model), with the net proceeds going to support the Special Olympics of Michigan.

The raffle is limited to 2,000 ticket at $20 each and the drawing will be held on October 31 at the Real Estate One headquarters. You don't have to be present to win. You can read more about this by clicking here.

This raffle is just one of the many things that are put on all throughout the year by the corporate office and by individual offices to raise money for these worthy causes. Every year a group from Real Estate One (usually the biggest group from any company)participates in the Belle Isle Polar Plunge - a dip into the Detroit River in February - to raise funds for the causes. Polar Plungers get pledges from people for their icy dip.

Our little office in Milford has led the entire company in fund raising effort for the past few years. We try to do something every month to raise money for the foundation, whether it be hosting a purse party at an agent's house or holding a car wash or holding a garage sale int eh parking lot. One nice thing is that our company owners - the Elsea family - have pledged to do a 50% match of all funds brought in by these local office efforts. We took a lot of the Elsea's money and put it into the foundation last year.

So, if you want to help out some good causes and you wouldn't mind maybe winning a new car, contact your local Real Estate One, Max Broock or Johnstone & Johnstone real estate office and ask how you can buy a ticket in this raffle. You'll be glad you did.

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