Commercial Northwest believes in investing in the community around us to build a stronger tomorrow. Each year we partner with Keller William’s Red Day and spend a day in the community (and away from the office) to serve worthwhile organizations and causes. This year we partnered with NeighborWorks Boise to help stain a fence at a new pocket neighborhood on the Boise Bench.
In 2009, Keller Williams introduced Red Day. This is a day dedicated to the year-round service initiative that Keller Williams puts into improving local communities. RED Day stands for Renew, Energize and Donate and is celebrated on the second Thursday in May each year. Projects range from rebuilding homes, refurbishing parks, donating to food shelters, hosting blood drives and so much more. Each project is selected based on the individual market and the need within each community. As Mark Ozman, an associate with the Indianapolis/Carmel Market Center, wrote:
“RED Day isn’t about cleaning up a park. It is a one-day expression of what happens 24/7 in the Keller Williams culture. It is seeing a need, discovering who can meet that need and then getting it done."
On May 11th Commercial Northwest and the Nancy Lemas Keller Williams Commercial team partnered with local company, NeighborWorks Boise to help stain a fence at a new pocket neighborhood. These pocket neighborhoods are designed with anywhere between 10 to 25 single family homes that are more compact for a close-knit community feeling. Neighborworks is a private non-profit organization (501(c)3) that helps home buyers purchase a home based on efficiency and reduced costs of living. They also provide grants for qualified first-time buyers, optional one-on-one pre-purchase financial counseling and home buyer education classes.
Volunteers from across the Keller Williams family met early in the morning at the future home of what Neighborworks is calling the Ormond Street Cottages, located off of Vista Ave in Boise. In total, about 30 volunteers helped stain the fence around this future community. For more information on this community and availability visit the NeighborWorks page here.
For those feeling the Red Day spirit, you don’t have to wait until next year in May to give where you live. NeighborWorks also sponsors Rake Up Boise in the fall. There is no shortage of community involvement in Boise and there are lots of worthwhile organizations working to continue to make the Treasure Valley the best place to live!