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The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Collects Nearly 11,000 Boxes of Cereal for Local Food Banks

 

Fredericksburg, VA—(November 4, 2015) Members of the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR) collected 10,976 boxes of cereal to benefit local food banks in their annual cereal drive. Realtors®, brokerage offices, affiliates, and members of the public all contributed to this massive effort at a time when the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank had just run out of cereal.

 

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Taking home the top prize for most boxes collected was First Choice Better Homes and Land with 2,889 boxes. Nest Realty, with only 10 agents, collected 1,486 boxes of cereal for the highest per agent total of over 148 boxes per agent. Century 21 New Millennium-Fredericksburg earned the most improved office, collecting 2,291 boxes of cereal.

Individual realtors® also distinguished themselves with Chip Taylor of Century 21 Battlefield and Michelle Wilson of Century 21 New Millennium earning spirit awards for single handedly bringing in hundreds of boxes of cereal on their own.

FAAR members man the Food Bank truck collecting donations of cereal at FAAR's annual Halloween Mixer.
About FAAR

The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® is a trade association representing more than 1,400 REALTOR® members and 80 Affiliates. Serving the city of Fredericksburg and counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, and King George, FAAR also has members working in the surrounding counties of Westmoreland, Louisa, Orange, and Prince William.
 

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Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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