$1,570.00 Donated to Open Door Preschool on Behalf of Ashley and Scott Phillips










$1,570.00 Donated to Open Door Preschools on Behalf of Ashley and Scott Phillips.

Open Door Preschools was created so that children with special needs and typically developing children could learn, grow, and thrive together. Starting in 1975 with 9 children, it has grown significantly. Learn more.

What Your Donation Actually Means for the Nonprofit: CASA

I thought that you might like to know what the donations you make through Give Realty actually mean for the nonprofits that receive them.

Here is what one nonprofit said a donation meant for them:

A recent donation of $4,854.00 was made to CASA of Travis County on behalf of Hugh McGowan and Julie Warner.

Director of Development at CASA, Robin Bradford, stated this donation will provide a CASA advocate for a year to three children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

During that year, the CASA advocate/volunteer will get to know the child, meet with family, foster parents and other key adults, and become an expert on the child’s unique needs. The CASA volunteer will provide detailed written reports to the judge on how the child is doing and speak to the judge in court at quarterly hearings. Within a year’s time, the child’s temporary stay in foster care must end according to the law. By the end of that time, the CASA volunteer has played a key role along the way as the only person focused on that one child (and not a whole case load of children) and is often the most-informed person about where the child should now live.

What a wonderful gift!

We hope to bring you more examples of your donations at work in the future.

St. Louise House Furniture Donations

For many people, moving means getting rid of used furniture. Whether you are trying to de-clutter before putting your house on the market, downsizing for a move to a smaller place, or just using moving as a reason to make a change, you probably have a few pieces of furniture that will need a new home of their own.

I’d like to encourage you to donate your gently used furniture to a great Austin area organization, Saint Louise House.

SLH_logo_center_notagSaint Louise House provides deeply affordable and supportive housing for low income homeless women and their children with the goal of helping families develop long-term stability. Saint Louise House has grown from five apartments in 2001 to two 24-unit apartment complexes with the capacity to serve 46 families. In this housing environment, families are encouraged to be a part of a supportive community as they work or attend school.

Saint Louise House takes a unique approach to housing. Each family that moves in opens the door to a fully furnished apartment (including house wares, linens and décor). When the family is ready to move into their next home, they take everything with them. This approach provides a sense of stability for families who’ve experienced much uncertainty, and it is furniture donations which help make this approach possible.

Saint Louise House accepts the following furniture items for donation:

• Sofas, loveseats, chairs
• Dining room tables and chairs
• End and coffee tables
• Sturdy TV stands or small entertainment centers
• Night Stands
• Dressers
• Toddler beds with mattress
• Adjustable metal bed frames

For a full list of all items accepted for donation, click here.

So instead of throwing away the furniture you won’t be taking to your new home, donate it to a family in need.

To donate your furniture or learn more about Saint Louise House, contact:
Mindy Heredia, Volunteer and In-Kind Donations Coordinator
302-0027 ext. 17 or mheredia@saintlouisehouse.org

Grand to Give 2013

This contest is closed. Thank you for all your submissions! We will announce the winner in February, 2014!

Guess how much Give Realty will donate in 2013 and we will award $1,000 to the closest guess, donatable to the non-profit you choose!

Grand To Give Give Realty is all about helping people help people. Everytime we represent a client in a home sale or purchase, we give them the opportunity to donate 25%  of our commission to the local or national nonprofit of their choice. The ripple effect of this giving spirit has been astounding. Since we were first founded in 2008, our clients have donated to over 70 non-profit organizations and seen the reach of their generosity expand exponentially.
This year we once again offer you the opportunity to give to the non-profit of your choice without purchasing a home! Guess how much Give Realty will donate in 2013 and we will award $1,000 to the closest guess, donatable to the non-profit you choose!

Our donation total in 2012 was $77,586.90. The Grand to Give winner was Cassie Gillock with her guess of $75,126 – she donated $1,000 to Austin-area nonprofit Love-A-Bull!

Check up on our Facebook and Twitter pages for clues to help you estimate our projected donation total for the year! Grand to Give submissions will close on February 28th.