The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® and its affiliate members demonstrated their community involvement a few weeks ago when they delivered a total of 256 blankets to eight local charities through the Bundles of Warmth program. It’s one way these local REALTORS® give back to the communities they serve in a meaningful way.

The organizations that received the donations included:

  • Champaign-Urbana@home (30),
  • Circle of Friends (20),
  • Courage Connection (36),
  • Crisis Nursery (20),
  • Empty Tomb (50),
  • Family Services (20),
  • Restoration Ministry (50) and
  • Salt & Light (30).

Volunteers who helped with the distribution included:

  • Chris Diana of Twin City Realty,
  • Christina Hawn of RE/MAX Realty Associates,
  • Michelle Mott of Keller Williams TREC,
  • Jean Crowley of PNC Bank,
  • Elana Hassell of PNC,
  • Adam Hodge of First State Bank and
  • Shay Moore of Marine Bank – Affiliate Networking Chair.

The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1917 and has more than 400 members. The association is an advocate for homeownership and private property rights, and it strives to be recognized as a community and education focused resource of ethical real estate professionals. It is led by Association Executive Linda Green, President Eric Porter, President-Elect Julie Roth and Treasurer-Secretary Liz McDonald.

(This is the first of a series of blog posts about charitable community work performed by local Illinois REALTORS® during the final months of the year. Watch for more stories in the coming days.)

Jean Crowley (second from right) accepts thanks from local charity volunteers.

Shay Moore (right) presents blankets to a representative of the Crisis Nursery.

Christine Hawn (left) presents blankets to a representative of the Courage Connection.

(l to r) Elana Hassell, Michelle Mott, Jean Crowley, Shay Moore, Chris Diana, Adam Hodge and Christine Hawn.