Make It Better is proud to partner with businesses that give back to the community—often in extraordinary ways. Here are a few initiatives from our many philanthropic advertisers.
Steven Lewis, owner of Lewis Floor & Home, has donated more than $100,000 to the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook, and a portion of all the company’s sales in June will go to this organization. The Center receives operating support through the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations, and businesses. Living with cancer can create many stresses, which can in turn compromise immune functioning. Wellness of mind, body, and spirit programs can help people learn to manage their stress levels. The programs offered at the Center are designed to result in beneficial physiological effects and reduce stress.
This summer, the Normandy Builders Showroom in Hinsdale will be accepting donations of fresh produce grown right in our back yards to support the local food pantry. The owners of Normandy Builders and their families have long been involved in the local food pantry and by creating a drop off location at their showroom, even more neighbors can help in the fight against hunger. The showroom is also happy to accept donations of other perishable and non-perishable items for the food pantry.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Coldwell Banker employees were honored in April with a Humanitarian Outreach Award for the company’s numerous charitable contributions made throughout the Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan area. The award recognizes a single organization within the NRT family of companies that showcases extraordinary service and commitment to its community.
The Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation has donated more than $200,000 to area housing-related charities. These funds were raised through fundraising events coordinated by its 57 local offices. Coldwell Banker volunteers also donated their time and talents—making dinner for families staying at a Ronald McDonald House, volunteering at the National Runaway Switchboard and donating items to women and children in need at A Safe Place.
“The Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation is such a source of pride for our agents and employees because we know every dollar and every hour donated is helping people in the communities we are privileged to serve,” says Fran Broude, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker.
Kashian Brothers has numerous charitable giving efforts in the community. Here are just a few:
The Warming House Youth Center, where Kashian Brothers donated the carpet, takeup and installation, as well as donating a $200 gift certificate for the organization’s charity event. The Warming House serves an array of teens in the community who need a safe, supervised and substance – free atmosphere, which promotes positive decision-making and development of healthy relationships.
Kashian Brothers created a beautiful rug for the Winnetka Public School Nursery’s (WSPN) gathering space. WPSN was established as a not-for-profit school dedicated to the following objectives: sound child development, family life education, service to the community and research.