iframe – FB Gives 2013

Here at FortuneBuilders we believe “if you want to change the world, be the change you wish to see in the world”
As a collective group our team members and students have come together for a deeper purpose and be part of something greater. Through FortuneBuilders Gives initiatives we’ve been able to make a massive impart in bettering the lives of those less fortunate, our surrounding communities and our society as a whole.
Please join me as we share the heartwarming highlights of impact “FortuneBuilders Gives” has had in 2013.

We Raised

in 2013

Worked with

different charities
and hosted
Food Drives
Fundraisers
Clothing Drives
Household & Necessity Drives
School Supplies & Book Drives
Baby Supplies & Toy Drives


Totals

  • 9,735 pounds of food
  • 3,420 items of clothing, household, necessities, school supplies and baby items
  • 249 letters written and sent to soldiers in Afghanistan
  • 200 dinners cooked and served to families at the Ronald McDonald House
  • 600+ books collected
  • 989 meals donated


 

Highlights of 2013 FortuneBuilders Gives Initiatives

 

Rooftop Rally


FortuneBuilders Gives partnered with the Equal Footing Foundation (EFF) to host the Rooftop Rally. A sports-themed fundraiser, the event was our largest to date, raising over $20,000! EFF’s goal is to help underprivileged children lead more active and healthy lives. Their first activity after the fundraiser was providing new soccer gear and jerseys to a local high school. Watch the Fox5 report here!

Habitat For Humanity


Each year, FortuneBuilders sponsors a company build day with our local Habitat for Humanity. Fifteen Fortune Builders spent a Saturday getting hands-on experience building a home along side the future homeowners. Habitat is a great organization with the focus of creating homes for ownership by low-income families in need.

September Soldier Rally with Any Soldier.com


Tens of thousands of men and women serving overseas never receive any mail. They have to cope with the harsh conditions of serving overseas without signs of support from friends and family back home. FortuneBuilders held a letter writing campaign to send messages of support and gratitude to our soldiers in Afghanistan. In total we collected and sent 249 letters.

Movember Men Prostate Cancer


Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November with the goal of “changing the face of men’s health”. Many FortuneBuilder team members grew moustaches to support the cause. We ended the month with our November Rehab Bootcamp where we held a Movember fundraiser bringing in more than $5,000.

Ronald McDonald House


The Ronald McDonald House provides affordable housing for families of hospitalized children. FortuneBuilders partnered with RMH by hosting a food drive at our offices. With the donated items and purchased groceries, team members volunteered one evening preparing and feeding 200 people staying at the local Ronald McDonald House.

Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief Fund


Oklahoma families were devastated by numerous Tornadoes that ripped through the southern Oklahoma City area. Following the disaster we held a number of fundraisers across the country including our Marketing Bootcamp in Dallas. We partnered with the Red Cross and Salvation Army to accept the donations for their respective relief funds and raised over $11,000.

Adopt An Angel


For the third year in a row, FortuneBuilders Team members “Adopted Angels” through the local Salvation Army and were able to provide a very Merry Christmas with bikes, scooters, toys, clothing and educational items under the tree for dozens of children in need ranging from ages 2 to 14. A happy holiday is one filled with giving!

Realty National $50 Donation per Closing to FB Gives


Realty National is the exclusive brokerage for CT Homes and in keeping with the philanthropic spirit of FortuneBuilders Gives partners, the agents at Realty National donate $50 for each deal they close. Started in late 2013 they have already donated $1200!

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Charities We Were Honored to Work With in 2013

  • 2nd Harvest
  • A Gift For Teaching
  • Alameda County Community
    Food Bank
  • Allentown Rescue Mission
  • Aloha United Way
  • Be The Change
  • Better Basics
  • Beverly Bootstraps
  • Big Thought
  • Billings Food Bank
  • Boise Rescue Mission
  • Brethren House Association
  • Bridgeport Rescue Mission
  • Buffalo City Mission
  • Calgary Food Bank
  • Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
  • Centre Street Food Pantry
  • Chase Elementary School
  • City Rescue Mission
  • Community Food Bank of E. OK
  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • Cornerstones Inc
  • Covenant House
  • Covenant House Missouri
  • Crossroads Rhode Island
  • Daily Bread
  • Debra Dynes Family House
  • Denver Childrens Home
  • Donald Bentley Food Pantry
  • Dutchess Outreach Food Bank
  • Edmonton Food Bank
  • El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
  • Emergency Food Bank
  • Equal Footing Foundation
  • Family House Toledo
  • Feeding America Southwest Virginia
  • Feeding Others of Dartmouth –
    Margaret’s House
  • Food Bank of Central New York
  • Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Inc.
  • Food Bank of Delaware
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
  • Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
  • God’s Open Door INC
  • Good Shepard Center
  • Good Shepard Food Bank
  • Growing Home
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry
  • Haven Shelter for Homeless Women
    and Children
  • Heartland Hope Mission
  • Help 4 Kids – Backpack Buddies
  • Helping Up Mission
  • Hope House of Chicago
  • Hope Ministries
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Hunger Task Force
  • I Have a Dream (Asheville Chapter)
  • Iao Intermediate School
  • Infant Crisis Services
  • Institute for Human Services Honolulu
  • It Starts With ME! (ISWM)
  • Kansas Food Bank
  • Kate Sessions Elementary
  • Knox Area Rescue Ministries
  • Light of Life
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • London Food Bank
  • Long Island Cares
  • Maryland Food Bank
  • Mercy Housing
  • Mercy Housing Connecticut
  • Miami Children’s Hosptial Foundation
  • Middleton Outreach Ministry
  • Midwest Food Bank
  • Milpitas Food Pantry
  • Montgomery Area Food Bank
  • Movember
  • Needham Community Council
  • New Hampshire Food Bank
  • Next Move
  • NNEMAP Food Pantry
  • NorthWest Arkansas Food Bank
  • Northwest Louisiana Food Bank
  • One Warm Coat
  • Ottawa Food Bank
  • Our House Little Rock
  • Panama City Rescue Mission
  • Philadelphia READS
  • Poverello House
  • RaY
  • Red Cross
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank
  • RoadRunner Food Bank
  • Rochester Open Door Mission
  • Rod’s House- homeless youth
  • Rome Rescue Mission
  • Ronald McDonald House of Fargo
  • Ronald McDonald House of San Diego
  • Saint Merry Social Services and Food Pantry
  • Salvation Army
  • San Antonio Food Bank
  • Search Homeless Services
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Self Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines
  • Shasta Senior Nutrition Center
  • Shepherd’s Heart Pantry
  • South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy
  • South Plains Food Bank
  • Southeast Texas Food Bank Inc
  • Springs Rescue Mission
  • St. Joseph’s Villa
  • St. Mary’s Food Pantry
  • Sunny Glen Children’s Home
  • The Good Shephers Food Bank
  • The Greater Acadiana Food Bank
  • The Greater Jacksonville Area USO
  • The Matthew’s House
  • The Oasis Center
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Vancouver Covenant House
  • Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
  • Veterans Empowering Veterans
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Waterfront Rescue Mission
  • Well Spring Living Center
  • YESS