Monday, November 14, 2022 / by Nick Waldner
It’s almost time for our December to Remember holiday activity!
We do an amazing thing every November and December, and we call it our December to Remember activity. The reason we call it that is because we know this is the time where there are families that will be stuck in the hospital over the holiday season. They won’t be able to go home to open Christmas presents under their tree, or to celebrate Hanukkah with their family. That is why for our Christmas activity, we do all their Christmas shopping and bring them to the hospital.
There are two great charities that we support: the Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, where a lot of kids are not able to go home. We get a list of everything they want for Christmas, and then we go to the store to shop. We actually buy from Target because they have seen us do this for over six years and are now even helping us because they want to be a part of this activity, and make it a more memorable December to Remember.
It's probably my favorite day of the year! The idea of watching the kids open those gifts even though they couldn't make it home for the holidays and be able to have something they can be truly excited for touches my heart deeply.
So how do we do this? We are completely self-funded—by any means this is not a request for any money. In fact, we wouldn't take your money if you tried to offer it. The only way that this project gets on its feet is by our closings and by the amount of business that we get. We take a portion of our commission and put that into the program so that we can create the most amazing December to Remember.
I don't often do this, but this is the holiday season; I’d like to request that if you know anyone who needs help in this market, please make an introduction to us, so that we can then make a donation to a worthy cause and help the kids this year.
Have a happy holiday and enjoy Thanksgiving next week! As always, if you have questions about our December to Remember activity, or have any real estate inquiries, call or email us. We’re always happy to help!