In October of 2007, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage launched the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation to support local housing-related causes that directly benefited the needs of the communities and people.
Over the past year, the brokerage has managed to raise over $195,000 for local charities across the Chicagoland, northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin areas.
Raised entirely through office fundraisers and automatic donations, this year’s funds will benefit the following organizations: Advocates of Ozaukee, National Runaway Safeline, Connections for the Homeless, New Foundation Center, Bride Communities, Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago, Chicago House, Resources for Community Living, COSI’s One Step at a Time Camp, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, DuPage Pads, Haven House Services, A Safe Place, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Heartland Alliance, South Suburban Family Shelter, Healing A Hero – Illinois True Hero, Special Spaces, Housing Opportunities, Teen Living Programs, Lazarus House, thresholds, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, The Women’s Center, Naperville CARES, Windy City Habitat for Humanity.
“It gives me great pleasure to give back to so many local charitable organizations on behalf of the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation,” said Fran Broude, president at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “it is our hope that our contributions will assist these important organization in their continued efforts to enrich our communities and meaningfully impact the lives of others.”
This year also marks the foundation’s million dollar milestone with increased fundraising goals and new partners including Special Spaces, an organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life threatening illnesses as well as becoming the official sponsor of all four Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Toy Rooms.