Community Outreach
Community Outreach

REALTORS® Give Back

 

One of our Strategic Goals is to Enhance Consumer Outreach and Community Involvement

 

For over 20 years, Greater Piedmont REALTORS® has supported and invested in the community our members serve through civic projects, donation drives, scholarship awards and direct contributions. 

2024 community
 

2024 Scholarship Program

Greater Piedmont REALTORS® continued the long tradition of presenting scholarships to the 7 High Schools in our footprint of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties.  Students met certain criteria and had to submit an essay on “the importance of homeownership” to apply for one of our scholarships.  The local high school counselors selected the winners based on our criteria.  Our GPR Good Neighbors Committee presented $3,500 in total scholarships on our behalf over the past couple weeks!

Read the 2024 Winning Scholarship Essays


2024 Sports Equipment Donation Drive

2024 Sports Equipment Donation Drive

The Good Neighbors Committee wants to thank all our generous donors who donated to our Sports Equipment Donation Drive!

With your help we collected over 1,204 pieces of sports equipment including: 12 Air pump compressors, 68 basketballs, 68 dodgeballs, 32 footballs, 205 jump ropes, 12 soccer balls, and so much more!
Our Good Neighbors Committee helped collect, sort, separate and deliver items to the 11 Title 1 Schools in our footprint and the Fauquier Boys and Girls Club and the Madison Boys and Girls Club.

Thank you again for your generous support!


Greater Piedmont REALTORS® "Ignite Others" project

Greater Piedmont REALTORS® "Ignite Others" project

Greater Piedmont REALTORS® “Ignite Others” project was held today to illuminate our support of the local community!!! REALTORS® partnered with Foothills Housing Corporation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help low-income residents find and maintain affordable housing.  This was a great opportunity for REALTORS® to demonstrate our commitment to affordable housing by hauling and spreading ~12 cubic yards of mulch for this renovated space that will accommodate 2 two-bedroom and 2 one-bedroom apartments in our community (local landmark of Ben & Mary’s)!  #ThatsWhoWeR


2023 Stuff the Tent Cereal Drive

2023 Stuff the Tent Cereal Drive

 

Greater Piedmont REALTORS® collected over 160 boxes of cereal and $220.00 at our “Stuff the Tent” cereal drive during our Annual Meeting September 12, 2023.  4 local area Food banks cereal shelves were just a little fuller, thanks to you!


2023 Scholarship Program

 

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Greater Piedmont REALTORS® continued the long tradition of presenting 14 scholarships to the 7 High Schools in our footprint of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties.  Students met certain criteria and had to submit an essay on “the importance of homeownership” to apply for one of our scholarships.  The local high school counselors selected the winners based on our criteria.  Our GPR Good Neighbors Committee presented $7,000 in total scholarships on our behalf over the past couple weeks!

Click here to read the 2023 winning essays


BINGO night supporting Hero's Bridge

BINGO night supporting Hero's Bridge

April 20th the Good Neighbors Committee hosted a BINGO Night at the wonderful Molon Lave Vineyards, where 100% of the proceeds were donated to Hero's Bridge! 

An amazing night, playing a sold out crowd (over 125 people), who enjoyed an amazing spread of delicious food donated by over 12 local business, winning 39 prizes donated by our Good Neighbor Committee, and 18 raffle prizes donated by our Good Neighbor Committee and local business.  

We were proud to donate over $5,800.00 to Hero's Bridge, dedicated to serving elderly Veterans.


2023 Red Cross Blood Drive

2023 Red Cross Blood Drive

Greater Piedmont REALTORS® Good Neighborhood  Committee hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive Friday, April 14.

It was a huge success, with a goal of collecting 23 pints, thanks to our Donors we surpassed and collected 33 pints!

Special thank you to our volunteers and Donors!


Read with a REALTOR® March 2023

Read with a REALTOR® March 2023

Greater Piedmont REALTOR® (GPR) volunteers spent the month of March reading to preschoolers through teens at Head Start and Boys & Girls Clubs in Culpeper, Madison, and Fauquier Counties.  REALTOR® Volunteers visited 7 locations, read to ~360 children, sang songs, and donated books at each location in an effort to demonstrate the importance of literacy while having fun!


CARES Committee Share the Warmth donation drive 2022

CARES Committee Share the Warmth donation drive 2022

The CARES Committee wants to thank all our generous donors who helped share the warmth this year!

With your help we collected over 391 hats, 402 pairs of gloves & mittens, 596 pairs of socks, and 64 scarves!  That's a total of 1,453 items to help warm up our community.

Our CARES committee members helped collect, sort, separate and deliver items to: SAFE, Culpeper; Culpeper Shelter; Community Touch, Bealeton; Fauquier Shelter; Vint Hill Transitional Housing; and MESA, Madison. 

Thank you again for your generous support!


Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Greater Piedmont REALTORS® give out scholarships to 14 seniors from the 7 local high schools in our 4 county footprint. 


Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

There are two Boys & Girls Clubs within the Greater Piedmont Footprint and over the years we have partnered with them and donated time and resources so they can continue helping kids and teens in our area. 


Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes

Due to the pandemic, the people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities could not have family come visit or even visit much with others in the same facility. These residents were isolated.

 


American Red Cross - Blood Drives

American Red Cross - Blood Drives

For many years, Greater Piedmont has hosted blood drives in partnership with the American Red Cross.


USDA RD Loans for Consumers

USDA RD Loans for Consumers

GPR and USDA RD Loans

 

The Town of Culpeper was in jeopardy of losing their USDA RD status that enables Culpeper residents to afford housing and experience the dream of homeownership.