The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards 2018 2nd Quarter Donations

As part of a continued pledge to support the community in which they live and work, the management, agents and staff of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty have formed the Gallo Gives Foundation.  2018 2nd quarter foundation earnings were awarded to the Cape Community Fund, Clear Space Theater, Immanuel Shelter, Crisis House and the Cape Henlopen Food Basket, while a portion of earnings ($1,250.00,) has been set aside for a college-bound senior scholarship which will be available in the spring of 2019. 

The Gallo Gives Foundation is funded primarily through the company’s agents, management, and staff. Agents are encouraged to donate a percentage of their commissions earned and the firm matches all agent/staff contributions 100 percent.  Public donations will be accepted as well. Each Gallo Realty office, in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Bethany Beach, is represented by individuals who serve on the foundation’s giving committee. The committee researches community charities in need and recommends funding. The foundation is managed by the Greater Lewes Foundation.

Here is some information about this quarter’s recipients. 

cstIn downtown Rehoboth, Clear Space Theatre is a professional acting company that produces dozens of performances throughout the year.  This donation of $1,250.00 will go toward underwriting their Children’s Summer Rep program.  Support of this kind allows Clear Space Theatre to sell theatre tickets at just $5.00 each so that, regardless of income, more families can enjoy and participate in professional live theatre at the beach. This summer, Pinocchio and Snow White will be performed every Saturday in July for area children.  To learn more, visit www.clearspacetheatre.org.

ISReceiving $1,000.00, the Immanuel Shelter is located in Rehoboth Beach and provides winter refuge services to those experiencing homelessness in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes and surrounding areas. Housing adult men and women from the harsh, sometimes life-threatening winter elements, the Immanuel Shelter also offers “code purple” services include offering food, clothing, basic human necessities, and friendly companionship. They provide compassionate, trained and skilled staff and volunteer services that demonstrate a respect and dignity for all Immanuel homeless guests. BHHS Gallo team members also prepare meals for the residents in the winter months. To learn how you can get involved, visit www.immanuelshelter.org.

ccf“Neighbors helping Neighbors” is the philosophy behind the Cape Community Fund.  Southern Delaware may be a growing and changing landscape, but one quality that remains a constant in our community is the willingness of neighbors to help neighbors. $1,000.00 was awarded to this organization, which was created to expedite and manage donations to individuals who are experiencing illness or have had unexpected catastrophe or setbacks. Please consider supporting this worthwhile organization to build funds to assist our friends and neighbors by visiting www.capecommunityfund.org

chCrisis House in Georgetown, DE has been an oasis for the homeless to the west of our resort since 1981.  They provide shelter and support services to homeless individuals and families in an environment that nurtures personal and family dignity, enhances self-esteem and promotes independence, housing stability and financial security.  $750.00 was donated to help support the growing needs of the shelter. To learn how to support Crisis House and to read about the wonderful success stories of past residents, please visit www.scchsinc.org.


chfbA partner agency of the Food Bank of Delaware, the Cape Henlopen Food Basket is located on Oyster Road in the Rehoboth Beach resort community.  The organization serves approximately 200 hungry families from the Cape Henlopen School District each month.  Some come for emergency food, while others need supplemental food to help get them through the month. Eighty dedicated volunteer’s staff and maintain the Food Basket, which is open on M, W & F from 10 am to 2 pm.   $500.00 was donated to this worthwhile organization. Interested in getting involved?   Visit www.capehenlopenfoodbasket.org.

To request assistance for your charity or organization, please send information to Andrew Ratner, BHHS Gallo Realty, 37230 Rehoboth Avenue Ext., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

About BHHS Gallo Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty is an award-winning, full-service real estate firm that has been serving the resort region since 1979.  The firm has three main offices, located in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, with two satellite locations in the Lewes area.  The company is independently owned and operated. Visit https://www.GoToGallo.com for details.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com for details.

About HSF Affiliates LLC
HSF Affiliates LLC, based in Irvine, CA is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

 

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