Blog :: 05-2018

Walking the Walk: Stone Ridge Properties Charitable Foundation

Stone Ridge Properties, Charitable Foundation

Stone Ridge Properties is a locally-owned, leading real estate agency in Amesbury and Newburyport, but we stand for a lot more than just helping our clients to buy and sell real estate.

Community involvement and charitable giving are core values of Stone Ridge Properties. Both the agency’s owners and agents are deeply invested in local organizations and pride themselves on contributing both through volunteer efforts and financial giving.

Every time a Stone Ridge Properties Agent closes on a home, they have the opportunity to give a part of their earnings to the non-profit organization of their choice.  Stone Ridge Properties then matches the donation (up to $100.)

Stone Ridge Properties, Pettengill House, Charitable Foundation, Cathy Toomey

Where do we give?

Each of our agents has the opportunity to give. Here are what a few of our agents have told us about their efforts in the community.

Newburyport agent Jennifer Germain says, “I believe in giving back to the community that helped pay me through selling homes in the area. I am passionate about several local charities  but my top two are Our Neighbors Table which feeds our local people in need and The Pettengill House that assists the needy in so very many ways. For me it is a full cycle process, people have paid taxes on their homes for years to help support the community then I sell their house and am paid for my efforts. I believe part of those proceeds should go to the part of the public that is struggling to stay in the community.”

Erica Puorro chooses to support the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library through the Charitable Foundation and volunteering her time. She says, “I believe the library and its programming enriches all community members – children, teens and adults. Since the Library receives limited municipal funding for programs we have been focussing on fundraising efforts, membership and our used book shop sales.”

Nancy Purcell is an avid birdwatcher and supports Massachusetts Audubon, Joppa Flats through the Foundation and Lori Lacey volunteers weekly I volunteer at Our Neighbors Table in Amesbury weekly. She says, “It is an amazing resource for people who need a little help and a great group of people.”

Pentucket Education Fund, Sandy Berkenbush, Stone Ridge Properties, Charitable Foundation

Our owners are all very active in community service and philanthropic giving as well. Owner Cathy Toomey is passionate about giving back to the community and participates in numerous community projects and organizations. She has been a member (and past President) of the Amesbury Rotary Club and sits on the Board of Advisors for the Pettengill House. Owner Sandy Berkenbush is on the board of the Pentucket Education Foundation and has been an active fundraiser for Dana Farber since 1994 raising over $290,000 with her annual Cruise for a Cure event.

When you work with Stone Ridge Properties, not only will you be working with a licensed REALTOR, you will be partnering with an agency that walks the walk when it comes to “giving back.” We love where we live, and we know you do to.

 

If you would like to buy a home, sell a home, or learn more about our Charitable Foundation, stop by either of our offices!