Carnes Crossroads Real Estate Presents $5,000 Gift to Helping Hands of Goose Creek
June 4, 2013 | Giving Back
Carnes Crossroads Real Estate, in partnership with the Employee Advised Fund of the Daniel Island Company, has made a donation of $5,000 to Helping Hands of Goose Creek, an emergency food distribution service and community outreach organization that serves residents in need in the greater Goose Creek area. The donation represents a $2,500 gift from Carnes Crossroads Real Estate and a $2,500 match by the Employee Advised Fund of the Daniel Island Company, the parent company for Carnes Crossroads Real Estate.
“We’re just getting established in Goose Creek and we aim to become active members of this growing area of Berkeley County,” said Chuck Buck, Broker-in-charge at Carnes Crossroads Real Estate. “Helping Hands of Goose Creek does so much to help our neighbors in need. We hope this will be the beginning of a partnership that will evolve as our community continues to develop.”
Helping Hands of Goose Creek first opened its food pantry in 1989 to distribute emergency food to families in crisis situations. Over the years, the services offered through the organization have grown to include hands-on budget training for clients, computer training, employment assistance and more through the help of volunteers and third-party organizations like the Trident Literacy Association. Food distribution remains the core focus of Helping Hands.
“Helping Hands of Goose Creek would like to thank the employees at Carnes Crossroads Real Estate and the Daniel Island Company for their kind and generous contributions,” said Michelle Arrendondo, the organization’s Executive. “We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to working together to build and strengthen this wonderful community.”
The Employee Advised Fund of the Daniel Island Company is an employee charitable contribution program funded through voluntary payroll deductions. The Fund is administered by the Daniel Island Community Foundation. Employees of the Daniel Island Company and its subsidiaries – including Carnes Crossroads Real Estate – annually elect to contribute a portion of each paycheck to be deposited into the Fund. The Daniel Island Company matches employee contributions dollar for dollar, and an employee advisory committee guides decisions on contributions throughout the year.