Bushkill- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates has been helping the Pocono community for close to 25 years. This year, the Realtors, Managers, Supervisors and employees unanimously agreed to support three fine food banks and pantries in the Poconos. Through the efforts of Marilyn Lesoine, Administrative Assistant, food was dropped off to the Mount Pocono Hunger Ministry; The Bushkill Outreach Program will receive food from Dennis Mooney, Vice Pres./Sales Manager and Lori Lehman, a sales representative with Pennsylvania First Settlement Services will accept the third $300 donation towards turkeys and fresh vegetables for her organization to use at a Christmas eve dinner for the needy in East Stroudsburg.
All of this was accomplished through "Casual for a Cause" in which the Realtors, employees and Supervisors are able to wear blue jeans or casual clothes to work. For that privilege they pay $5.00 per day. Said Rosemarie Lobe-Waller, CFO, "It's not really the $5.00, we all like to wear jeans, but it's knowing that at the end of the year, we have our Sunshine Fund filled with money so we can do these type give-backs to our community. Waller has been with the company for 10 years.
The giving of food took precedence over presents for families this year because all of the good people with the Wilkins organization felt that supporting the food ministries was much more important.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates has three offices in the Poconos and has been selling and renting vacation and primary homes since 1988. You can visit them at www.wilkins1.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bhgwilkins.