When I first started working in Real Estate in Kansas City, I worked for a large, local company, very well-known to the area.Â As all good agents will experience, I started to receive recruiting phone calls from other companies and decided to explore what else was out there.Â To my pleasant surprise, I stumbled upon Keller Williams
, fell in love, and haven't regretted a moment of my time with them since.
One of the many great things that I love about Keller Williams is their commitment and dedication to their agents and their families...and one wayÂ demonstrate that is through KW Cares
.Â KW Cares is a 501(c) (3) public charity created to support Keller Williams Realty associates and their immediate families with hardship as a result of a sudden emergency.Â The charity is the heart of Keller Williams Realty culture in action...finding and serving the higher purpose of business through charitable giving in the Market Centers (offices)Â and communities where Keller Williams associates live and work.In 2009, KW Cares granted well over $800,000 (don't have the official numbers yet)Â to Keller Williams Associates and their immediate families in 26 of 30 Regions.Â In 2008, KW Cares provided substantive financial assistance totaling $1,233,000 to 237 Keller Williams associates and their immediate families in 25 of the 30 regions. We helped children, seniors, and those in between. Victims of hurricanes, floods, wildfires, house fires, have received food, shelter, and clothing, and grants to help restore their homes and their lives. Associates faced with life altering accidents and serious medical illnesses have received financial assistance to help with co-pays and deductibles, medicines, therapies, and rehabilitation services not covered by medical insurance. We have helped those recovering from emotional illnesses. More that one KW associate has received assistance to obtain surgical intervention in order to not lose the gift of sight. KW Cares assistance augmented assistance already provided from within the associateâ€™s market center. Working together, market centers, regions and KW Cares are providing much needed emotional and financial support to those in dire need.
Though many offices, including ours in Prairie Village, KSÂ participate in other charitable activities as well (ie: Habitat for Humanity, LWR, local giving,Â etc), it's the spirit of "family helping family" that gets me every time.