GIVING BACK IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA – Paying it Forward

As agents who live and work in Northern Virginia we recognize that what we do each day has a tremendous impact on the lives of our clients.  Homeownership not only defines the “American Dream,” it’s the place where life happens every single day, and we are proud to be part of that process.  We are grateful to make a living each day working with clients who are investing in their dreams and in Northern Virginia.

Not everyone living in this area, per capita one of the most affluent in the country, is as fortunate as those who are able to buy or even rent homes here.  When Integrity Real Estate Group was founded, we committed to a fundamental core value of giving back to the communities where we work and live.  We elected to not follow the standard industry practice of charging clients a per-transaction administrative fee.  Instead, our agents contribute a portion of their commissions for each settled real estate transaction to a pool of funds designated for contribution to local nonprofit organizations.  At the end of each year we donate the funds to grass roots charities that are making a difference in the lives of others.

As we celebrate and begin our twelfth year in business at Integrity, we are honored and proud to contribute to these organizations who are so dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, and we are grateful to our clients who make these donations possible.  Your continued confidence and trust in us helps us continue to grow and give back to the community.

We choose “grass-roots” charities because many non-profit organizations have become so large that only a very small portion of donated funds actually go to supporting their missions.  We choose to contribute to those who are focused solely on the recipients of their services where the most good can be accomplished.

In 2017 contributions were made by our agents to the following 501C-3 non-profit organizations:

Boulder Crest Retreat: www.bouldercrestretreat.org: Provides recovery help to wounded veterans and their families.

The Brain Foundation of Fairfax County: www.brainfoundation.orgProvides housing for those suffering from brain disease or injury.

Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc. (FATE) (www.fatefacts.org):  The FATE Foundation is a self-funding educational program designed to teach Fairfax County High School Students construction skills by hands-on building experience in residential single-family home construction.  Students from all schools in Fairfax County are eligible for the program.  

Gabriel Homes, Inc.:  gabrielhomes.org: Provides residential placement and support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Koinonia Foundation:  koinoniacares.org: Provides emergency and ongoing support services to those in need in the Franconia/Kingstowne area.

Lorton Community Action Center: lortonaction.org: Provides food, clothing, financial help, holiday help, school supplies, referral services to those in need in the Lorton area.

New Hope Housing, Inc.: newhopehousing.org: Provides shelter, transitional, and permanent housing to homeless families and single adults, with support services designed to break the cycle of homelessness in the Route 1 corridor and Alexandria.

Our Heroes, Inc.: horseplayfarms.org: Provides equestrienne therapy for wounded warriors, veterans, special needs children, at risk youth and adults who have battled physical, emotional, and mental health challenges, and their families, working primarily with horses who have been neglected or abused, or aging.

Project Mend-A-House:  pmahweb.org:  Provides home repair services to seniors, low-income residents, veterans and those with disabilities in Prince William County and Manassas.

The 25th Project: www.the25thproject.orgProvides food, holiday meals and living essentials to the homeless. 

Paying it forward is important. We get back what we give, and we are grateful to our clients who make it possible.

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