Gallo Gives Foundation Continues to Support the Community

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Embarking on the third exciting year of supporting the community through the foundation, the management, agents and staff of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty have continued to watch the  Gallo Gives Foundation flourish.  The  2018  4th quarter foundation earnings of $7,750.00 were awarded to  the Delaware Inland Bays, Rehoboth Library, Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens (DFRC), Delaware Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Community Resource Center (CRC).  In addition, a portion of  earnings ($1,250.00) has been set aside for two college-bound senior scholarships 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 are 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. 

Awarded recipients for 4th quarter 2018 are: 

aGallo Gives awarded $2,500 to the Community Resource Center (CRC) which is funded by the Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches, grants, and private donations. The mission of the CRC is to help individuals and families get to the next step in their journey towards self-sufficiency and stability with dignity and respect. The CRC is staffed with over 50 highly-trained volunteers whose tireless efforts work to make their mission a success. To participate in these valuable efforts please visit here.

 

 

aThe Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens (DFRC) was awarded $1,500.  DFRC is a well-respected Delaware foundation dedicated to raising funds and consciousness in support of programs that enrich the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disABILITIES.  The private, nonprofit organization is dedicated to identifying and funding programs based on community need.  The funds donated will benefit the Blue Gold All Star Game.  The Blue and Gold squads consist of senior players chosen from across Delaware as students of outstanding character who are also exceptional football players. The game showcases the DFRC’s Hand-in-Hand buddies and Delaware’s finest high school students who participate as football players, cheerleaders, band members, and school ambassadors. Proceeds from the game are used to support programs for individuals with intellectual disABILITIES throughout Delaware. To get involved with DFRC or donate click here


aThe Rehoboth Library was awarded $1,500 for the upcoming Run-for-the Books 5K race.  All benefits raise funds for materials and programs that are not supplied by the library budget.  In addition, funds will help promote awareness of the functions, resources, services and needs of the library. To participate in the 4th Annual Rehoboth Run-for-the-Books 5K see this. 

 

 

 

aThe Delaware Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) was awarded $500.  LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. Compared to other blood cancer nonprofits, LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures. “We have invested more than $1.2 billion in research. We are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine.”  Specifically, the funds were donated on behalf of LLS Representative Autumn Davis. During the Spring of 2019, Autumn will be running in Delaware’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year (SOY) campaign. “The objective of the campaign is to compete in a friendly manner with other Delaware students. The winner is rewarded with not only the Student of the Year title but also with a college scholarship.” However, Autumn says, “the greatest reward of all is knowing that the contributions being made are going to touch a substantial number of patients and families fighting blood cancer.” 
To learn more about LLS and to support Autumn in this campaign call 302-228-4457 or click here.  

aLastly, Gallo Gives donated $500 to The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, which is a nonprofit organization and National Estuary Program dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring Delaware’s Inland Bays (Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, and the Little Assawoman Day).  One of the programs that supports this mission is the “Don’t Chuck Your Shucks” shell recycling program, which collects spent oyster and clam shells from local restaurants for use in projects that directly benefits our Inland Bays.  The shells are then used in local habitat restoration projects to help restore oyster population to the Inland Bays.  The funds donated will be allocated to purchase the mesh bags for the restoration.  To volunteer and to learn more about our Inland bays contact the organization here

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

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