AUSTIN, TX / May 27, 2011 – Give Realty, Austin’s leading real estate social enterprise, has made a donation to its 40th non-profit beneficiary, marking the milestone of over $112,000 raised in under three years to invest in the local community while extending its reach as far as China. Austin-based non-profit organizations including Emancipet, REDArena, The Ann Richards School and Meals on Wheels are the most recent beneficiaries.
Give Realty’s mission is to create philanthropy and community engagement via the home buying and selling process. By encouraging clients to support a cause they are passionate about, it is Give Realty’s intent that the client will continue to be engaged in the community long after the transaction is complete.
“Choosing to work with Laurie enabled us to give back to the community in a way we would not have otherwise been able to,” says new Austinites Chris and Amy Narlock. “We are passionate about giving back where we can, and every time we met with her we learned more about local non-profit groups. Working with Laurie was such a rewarding experience.”
Laurie Loew is “absolutely delighted to be in a position to encourage Austin transplants and natives to add value to the community through sizable donations to their charity of choice. Give Realty’s social model provides an opportunity for education of local resources and buy in to select the cause near and dear to their hearts.”
Because the business has had such a positive impact on her life, Ms. Loew speaks about social entrepreneurship, encouraging business owners to create a giving component within their business plan. She also encourages everyone to give on a personal level. “It’s not about doing without, it’s about doing with less and sharing what you have with others – whether it is time, talent or treasure”.
ABOUT GIVE REALTY
Give Realty, founded in 2008 by Laurie Loew and based in Austin, Texas, is a real estate brokerage firm that fosters philanthropy through home sales. 25% of Give Realty’s commission from each sale is donated to the non-profit organization designated by the client. For more information about Give Realty, visit giverealtyaustin.com, like on facebook and follow at twitter.com/giverealty.
Contact: Laurie Loew, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512/299-6916