Today, I took a break from the office to help my colleagues at Keller Williams Capital Properties celebrate KW RED Day by giving back to the local community. Our Tenleytown and Rockville offices chose to lend a hand at A Wider Circle, a nonprofit social services organization in Silver Spring.
What is Red Day?
RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is our annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, we celebrate RED Day as a part of our legacy worth leaving. Making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities that we serve lies at the heart of the Keller Williams culture. This observance defines who we are and is a natural extension of our commitment to the highest level of professional customer service. Over time, a growing number of our family members and friends continue to participate in this extraordinary event. It embodies the generous spirit and commitment associates have to “giving back” to the cities and towns we live and work in.
A Wider Circle
The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to help one individual and one family after another to rise out of poverty. Their largest program is called Basic Needs Services. This program provides beds, dressers, tables, chairs, dishes, pots, pans, and other large and small home goods to families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence, or otherwise living without their basic need items.
Individuals and families call on their own or are referred to A Wider Circle by more than 300 government or nonprofit social service agencies, large and small. After speaking to the staff, people have the opportunity to select the items they need, free of charge. Each year, A Wider Circle furnishes the homes of more than 4,000 families, helping to create the stability and dignity that everyone deserves.
Agents from our offices donated furniture items and helped to assemble them. Other associates unloaded truckloads of goods, sorted them and prepared the items for distribution to the center’s clients.
KW RED Day: A Worthy Endeavor
We had a great time getting out of the office and volunteering at A Wider Circle today. If you’d like to learn more about their amazing programs or make a donation, please visit their website today.