Keller Williams realtors deliver essentials to help Family Promise of Hendricks County
By Lindsay Doty
A parade carrying a bevy of enthusiastic local Keller Williams realtors delivered three truckloads of donations on Thursday to Family Promise of Hendricks County in Plainfield, a nonprofit that helps homeless families in the county by providing stability services and housing options.
The delivery of food, diapers, and other essentials to the organization’s resource center was met with warm smiles and thank you’s.
“When we heard the horns and cheers and then the sea of red t-shirts and supplies, it was an overwhelming feeling that we truly are all in this together,” said Julie Randall, executive director of Family Promise of Hendricks County.
Dozens of Keller Williams realtors delivered essential donations to Family Promise of Hendricks County in Plainfield. (Photo by Eric Pritchett)
“It was awesome. A lot more donations than we thought,” said Gloria Gear, a realtor with Keller Willams in Avon who helped organize the effort.
She said it was heartwarming to see one of the families staying there get involved.
“Their little boys were overjoyed as they helped us haul all the supplies into the center,” said Gear.
Every year, Keller Williams Realty selects a charitable organization as part of its national Red Day campaign aimed to help the communities they serve.
This year, agents at the Brownsburg and Avon offices chose a donation delivery to keep in line with social distancing, instead of their usual hands-on painting or landscaping community project.
“Other charities we had contacted kept pointing us to Family Promise,” said Gear.
I personally have a rental where someone applied and said Family Promise is going to pay my security deposit. They just do so much.”
Over the last month, realtors collected donations in the community and went shopping with the Family Promise wish list using $1000 in monetary donations.
“We are so very grateful to Keller Williams not only for the tons of supplies but for believing in us and the families we serve,” said Randall.
Family Promise of Hendricks County works to help families who are homeless or facing homelessness by connecting them with resources they need to get back on their feet, whether it’s childcare options, transportation, or a place to sleep. The goal is always to get a family in their own home. Last year, they helped more than 300 families. With the economic climate due to COVID-19, program leaders do expect to see more families needing assistance.
“Some days are hard at Family Promise. We all stumble and struggle. What gets us through those hard days is a community that is willing to help stand us back up.”
You can still help out a family in need by donating to the wish list online at http://familypromisehendrickscounty.org/ or call 317-296-3742.