Community Service

Our effort to improve local community living.

2018 PAR for FAAR Foundation Golf Tournament Photos

What a fabulous day out at Augustine Golf Course in Stafford—Thank you to all of our attendees and sponsors who helped make the 3rd annual Par for FAAR Foundation Golf Tournament a resounding success! More details coming soon on the total amount raised. In the meantime, look how much fun we had!

Thank you Sponsors

Bayfield Home Loans
Alcova Mortgage
Winning Image Salon
Highland Title & Escrow
Century 21 Redwood Realty
Priority Financial
Price Rich and Associates
Harry’s Ale House
James Photography Group
Homeworx
AHS
Poet’s Walk
Assurance Financial
SunTrust Mortgage
Affordable Home Loans
Universal Title
PermaTreat
Professional Plumbing Solutions
Joshua Lawrence SalonXtreme Heating
Century 21 Redwood Realty
Donna Chandler
Carole Riddle
First County Mortgage
Bay County Settlements
Dannex Construction
Atlantic Coast Mortgage
Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity
Sona Homes
Lisa Ross with C21 Redwood
Fredericksburg Area Rentals and Property Management
Berens Realty Group
Century 21 Redwood Realty

Wheelbarrow of Cheer | Fredericksburg Realtors® Foundation 
Tom Brady Signed Football | Sue Pash 
Augustine Membership | David Weider
Golf Foursome | Augustine Golf Course
Golf Foursome at River Creek | Geoff Brandquist
Wedding Fireworks Package | Southern Exposure Pyrotechnics
Washington Capitals Tickets | Kevin Daniels
Washington Capitals Tickets | Richard Wallace
Washington Wizards Tickets | Richard Wallace
Stephen Strasburg Baseball | Washington Nationals
Nick Sundberg Photo | Washington Redskins 
Markieff Morris Photo | Washington Wizards
Brett Connolly Photo | Washington Capitals 
Al Bumbry Photo | The Card Cellar
Frank Howard Photo | The Card Cellar
Wine Picnic Basket | Sue Pash
Local Goodies Basket | Olde Virginia Gourmet
Tower of Virginia Peanuts | Olde Virginia Gourmet
Crab Bottle Cap Art | Ed Schiavoni
Lobster Bottle Cap Art | Ed Schiavoni
Golf Basket | Della Robb
Designer Handbag and Scarf | Lady Legacy
Wine Gift Basket | City Vino
Growler and Gift Card | Fredericksburg Brew Exchange
Art on Canvas | Raelyn Marketing Promotions

How much cereal can local REALTORS® collect?

How much cereal can local REALTORS® collect?

The REALTOR® Cereal Drive is back!

2017 was a phenomenal year for the annual REALTOR® cereal drive. Help us reach the 2018 goal of 18,500 boxes, all of which go to the local area food banks. Use the cereal drive as a way to reconnect with your sphere and look for REALTOR®-branded marketing pieces (post-card and flyer) to enhance efforts of collecting cereal from clients and customers.

Let us know if your office plans to participate by emailing Barbara Castillo with your office and contact information by September 25th.

Collected cereal can be dropped off at the October 25th Halloween Mixer at Wilderness Run Winery from 5-7 PM or for large pick-ups, the Fredericksburg food van can be scheduled to pick up from your location. More details TBA.

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2017 Participants

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Select
Century 21 Redwood – Locust Grove
Nest Realty Group – Fredericksburg
1st Choice Better Homes and Land
CTI Real Estate
Alcova Mortgage
United Real Estate Premier
Century 21 Redwood – Fredericksburg
Long and Foster Fredericksburg
Century 21 Battlefield
Century 21 New Millennium Fredericksburg
Coldwell Banker Elite Downtown
REMAX Legacy
FAAR
Ulta Realty
Century 21 Redwood – Stafford
Coldwell Banker Elite – Stafford
Virginia CU Realty
Embrace Home Loans
Keller Williams Realty –  Stafford
Keller Williams Realty – Fredericksburg
Holt for Homes
Movement Mortgage

2017 Winners

Affiliate Office
Alcova Mortgage, 576 boxes

Most Cereal Per Agent
Century 21 Battlefield King George, 2203 boxes

Runner up, Most Improved
Century 21 Redwood Stafford, from 87 to 700 boxes

Most Improved
United Real Estate Premier, from 0 to 2808 boxes

Runner up, Most Cereal Collected
Century 21 New Millennium Fredericksburg, 2923 boxes

Grand Prize, Most Cereal Collected
1st Choice Better Homes and Land  5019 boxes

Giving a Foundation grant is about much more than just money….

Correction to this story:  Mike has some of the items needed for the whole-house generator to be functional but not all.  He still needs $3,000 additional financial help to make it happen so please help spread the word and let’s get this project across the finish line!  Contributions to Mike’s project can be made to the 516 Project at 516project.org, just denote “Mike Witt” when making a contribution.

The Fredericksburg Realtors® Foundation has granted out nearly $20,000 this year and that’s a lot of money for us!  It’s easy to see this process as purely administrative.  We consider a grant, get the check cut, work with the recipient and Governors to schedule a day to present the check, write out the big check, and make sure everyone is reminded about the date.  We certainly are keenly aware that our money is helping someone, but rarely do we get an intimate look at that individual’s life.

We recently got that look and it was a powerful reminder of the good work that we are doing through the generosity of our members.  Earlier this summer, we awarded $2,500 to the 516 Project to help them install a whole-house generator at the home of Mike Witt.  Some of you may remember his story.  During his work at his tree cutting service, Mike fell out of a tree and sustained extensive injuries.  He is now confined to a wheelchair and relies on near-constant care of from paid providers, friends, and volunteers to complete everyday tasks.

The addition of the generator is a huge quality of life improvement for Mike.  Now Mike will not have to worry about heat or cold impacting him when he loses electricity.  He will be able to see in his room, and his food will not go bad in his refrigerator.  He can stay in his home for extended periods of outage and his caregivers know that his home will be safe and secure in the event of bad weather.

Foundation Governors Mary Beth Rich, Carol Sondrini, and Randy Walther along with FAAR staff member Kim McClellan and her son Jack, and FAAR member and Mike’s good friend, Ann Black, were on hand to visit with Mike.  His friend Jake Walther and his dog, Cash, also stopped by for a visit.  Jack entertained Mike’s dog, Laica, and Cash for hours throwing the ball while the adults shared stories and laughed together.  It was a true privilege to be a part of Mike’s day and see the impact that the generosity of our members has on a member of our community.

Brrr, it’s cold out there! Ok, not really….

But hey, it’s under 90 degrees so it’s a hint that maybe fall is in air!  A turn to cooler weather means starting to think about end-of-year FAAR activities and one of our biggest will be here before you know it…Secret Santa!  Start gathering your team of little elves and remember to sign up by November 9, 2018.

The Fredericksburg Realtors Foundation grants over $15,000 so far in 2018

The Foundation has granted $16,200 so far in 2018 and has more applications waiting in the wings.  So who has benefited from the money that our FAAR members and friends so generously donated?  Check out the photos below to see the worthy organizations we support!

Take a ride on the FREE Downtown Trolley!

From now until the end of August, people will be able to ride the Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg shuttle from 6pm – 10pm every Friday and Saturday (with the exception of First Fridays).  The shuttle runs on a 20-minute loop of Downtown Fredericksburg with 6 stops on the route.  Fredericksburg will evaluate whether to continue offering the service upon conclusion.  For any questions, please call (540) 373-1776.

FAAR paints a house!

On Wednesday, June 13, FAAR painted a house in the Mayfield neighborhood that was prepped by volunteers on FAAR’s May 19 Community Service Day.  FAAR partnered with the 516 Project and Rebuilding Together to complete this project and had five FAAR volunteers on the project.  Professional painter, Kevin Holley, of Colonial Painting provided the expert guidance and supervision!  Thanks to Sue Pash, Joan and Thomas Diaz-Mendez, and Kim Richards for their hard work and good humor on this sunny, beautiful day!

6 projects, 50 volunteers…how FAAR gives back!

6 projects, 50 volunteers…how FAAR gives back!

The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR) hosted six community service projects throughout the Fredericksburg area on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  FAAR volunteers prepared a home for exterior painting, painted the entire interior of another home, and cleaned up yards at four other locations.  The projects took place in the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.

To support the work being done on Saturday, the Fredericksburg Realtors® Foundation contributed $1,500 to the effort to help purchase materials.  The Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit organization that serves as the charitable giving arm of FAAR.

FAAR partnered with the 516 Project, a local non-profit that performs home maintenance and home repair projects for those in need, to perform the work on the six projects.  The 516 Project undertook their spring workday on Saturday, complete with over 100 volunteers and 14 projects completed

Realtors® Celebrate Service Week

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