RE/MAX Alliance in Westminster recently developed and participated in a neighborhood food drive. 100% of the goods donated by the food drive went to the organization Growing Home, whose mission is to house the homeless, feed families and help children succeed.
“I have to give all of the credit for the idea to do the neighborhood food drive to our RE/MAX Alliance office staff and our office manager Heidi Greer,” said Merry Whyman, RE/MAX Alliance agent and the food drive organizer. “It was decided that as an office we would like to create an initiative that would help improve our community.”
Merry partnered with Melissa Canaday (troop leader) and Danelle Briske (co-leader) of Girl Scout Troop No. 61012. Along with 11 Girl Scouts comprised of 1st graders from Semper Elementary they focused on distributing empty grocery bags to the Cambridge Farm subdivision in Westminster. Attached to the bags was a note explaining the initiative and how the homeowners could get involved. Homeowners filled the bags and left them on their porches for a designated pick-up time.
“What generous neighbors we have!” said Whyman. “The groceries filled my entire car, they were in the trunk, back seat, front seat … everywhere! And what great quality food! It was such a wonderful feeling to be able to deliver that much food to the folks at Growing Home. We are so proud of our neighborhood, Cambridge Farm, along with a handful of agents at our office for pulling together to make this happen!”
Growing Home, based out of Westminster is dedicated to providing assistance for children and their families and guide them on the path to a brighter future. “We envision the community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.” You can learn more about Growing Home at www.growinghome.org.
Merry Whyman has been involved in real estate for over 30 years; 20 years have been spent with RE/MAX Alliance. Merry specializes in residential realty sales and has spent many years serving in leadership roles with her local Board of Realtors and also as a Director for the Colorado Association of Realtors.
RE/MAX Alliance has over 770 full-time sales associates averaging 15-plus years of experience and 22 strategically located offices throughout metro Denver and in Northern Colorado.