Chicago, Ill. – October 17, 2012 – Baird & Warner, Chicagoland’s largest and most experienced residential real estate brokerage, will participate in charitable initiatives across northeastern Illinois in celebration of the annual Make a Difference Day. As part of Baird & Warner’s Good Will Network, the brokerage’s social responsibility program, the company’s sales offices have created various events and activities to support local communities.
“Baird & Warner has been an integral part of Chicagoland for 157 years. We truly love our hometown, and we consider it our responsibility to assist our neighbors in need,” said Steve Baird, president and CEO of Baird & Warner. “I’m so proud of our broker associates and staff for taking it upon themselves to develop initiatives that directly benefit our communities.”
Many Baird & Warner offices are participating in Make a Difference Day by leading charity-driven events throughout the month of October. See below for a list of activities:
The Baird & Warner Home Office team will collect professional clothing for the Cara Program’s students from October 22 – 26 at the company’s corporate office, 120 South LaSalle.
Baird & Warner Barrington will gather 30 to 40 broker associates to clean up a portion of Northwest Highway on October 12.
Baird & Warner City North is volunteering for the morning shift at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on October 27.
Baird & Warner Downers Grove is collecting coats for veterans throughout the month of October and will deliver them during the Red, White and Blue Ball hosted by the Lisle Rotary Club.
Baird & Warner Edgebrook will collect non-perishable food and clothing items for the New Hope Food Pantry throughout October. The office has also partnered with Nonno Pino Italian Kitchen to create a benefit night. On Wednesday, October 24, 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the New Hope Food Pantry.
Baird & Warner Evanston will be at Jewel (1128 Chicago Avenune, Evanston) collecting food donations for Connection for the Homeless on October 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Baird & Warner Glen Ellyn is collecting cell phones throughout the month. Proceeds from the collection will be donated to Bridge Communities.
Baird & Warner Highland Park is working with A Safe Place on their annual fundraising event on October 20. The office will help with such activities as set-up, programs and table centerpieces.
Baird & Warner Lake Forest will collect canned goods and toiletries for the Shields Township Food Pantry on October 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Jewel (890 N. Western Ave, Lake Forest).
Baird & Warner Naperville will collect non-perishable food items in front of Casey’s Food (124 West Gartner Road, Naperville) on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for Loaves & Fishes.
Baird & Warner Oak Park is collecting food items for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry until October 31. The office will also give $5 for every new property listing and $10 for every new Baird & Warner Title order or Key Mortgage mortgage application. All collected funds will be donated to the food pantry as well.
Baird & Warner Orland Park will host a free shredding day, food drive and winter apparel on October 20 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the office. Food items will be donated to Operation Blessing and winter apparel will be donated to the Rotary Club of Orland Park.
Baird & Warner Palatine is collecting items for a silent auction taking place at a REALTORS® Against Homelessness event to benefit homeless District 211 students.
Baird & Warner Winnetka will collect non-perishable food items in front of Grand Food Center (606 Green Bay Road, Winnetka) to benefit the New Trier Food Pantry on October 20 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Since its inception in 2002, the Baird & Warner Good Will Network has donated $1.3 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charities throughout Chicagoland. In addition, charitable donations made by Baird & Warner broker associates and employees are matched by the company. Funded by sales associates and employee contributions, individual contributors and various fundraising activities, Baird & Warner’s charitable fund routinely makes tens of thousands of dollars in donations every year.
About Baird & WarnerEstablished in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland's largest and most experienced independent residential real estate brokerage. For over 150 years, the Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with innovation and integrity, and Stephen W. Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. With more than 1,500 sales professionals and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, the company consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. In line with its legacy of customer focused innovation, BairdWarner.com has been named “Best Overall Website” among the 600 member firms of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s international broker network.