We are proud to announce the launch of our new charitable foundation – the Reinhart Charitable Foundation.
The goal of the new foundation is to champion both volunteerism and fundraising, for organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the communities that we serve.
Dave Lutton, President of Reinhart, said, “As a corporation, we have always placed a high priority on giving back to the community, and have a long history of helping a wide range of organizations throughout Washtenaw County”. Nancy Bowerbank, the newly appointed Chair of the Reinhart Charitable Foundation, and Sales Manager of the Reinhart North office added, “Charitable giving has always been at the heart of our business model. Our agents and employees have been fundraising and volunteering for years, but the Foundation gives us a structured way to do this work and will allow us to serve our community more effectively!”
Ozone House is the Foundation’s first Charity Partner. Ozone House supports children and young people, ages 10 to 20 years old who are in crisis and seeking help for a variety of reasons. Support includes emergency, transitional and permanent housing options, counseling, family intervention, a 24-hour crisis line, life skills training, job training, LGBTQ support and a safe drop-in center that serves over 800 youth per year with after school programs and a hot meal. Last year, Ozone House supported over 4,000 young people in Washtenaw County.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that celebrates and supports philanthropy. Reinhart supports this event with our Annual Coat Drive. Over our Coat Drive’s 21-year history, we have collected more than 20,000 new and gently used winter coats. This year we have partnered with over 30 local non-profits in order to keep Washtenaw County warm.
This year all coats that are collected will go to the following organizations:
Over the coat drive’s 21-year history, Reinhart has collected more than 21,000 coats, all of which have been donated to agencies in our community. The need for winter coats, especially for children, continues to be great. The 22nd Annual Coat Drive hopes to help fill that need in our community as the weather gets colder.
For more information about the 22nd Annual Coat Drive, please contact Greer Thibodeau, Marketing Coordinator at 734-669-5837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last month Reinhart teamed up with the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross to host our 7th Annual Blood Drive. Led by Deb Odom Stern, Reinhart had 45 generous donors who donated 39 pints of blood.
Over the past 7 years, Reinhart has produced over 251 pints of blood, which could benefit as many as 753 patients. There is currently a large need for blood in Washtenaw County. This makes the partnership between the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors and the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross vital for our community.
If you are interested in donating blood, make an appointment online to donate blood go to www.redcross.org