At Ray White Croydon we want to be involved in the community that we work and live in. It’s important to us that we are able to make a difference help those in our area that need it. It’s not always financial assistance people need. It’s even as simple as making them laugh or smile (our Blackboard with sayings out the front of the office), and making people feel included and special. We contribute to the community in many ways whether it be financial, food donations, basic amenities, Christmas gifts for kids living in poverty or who have fled from from domestic violence, or our work with the local charity The Foothills Foundation. Really it is an overall attitude that we like to install in our team and that is that they can make a difference in so many different ways big and small.
We were proud to win the Ray White Victoria Community Service Award in 2020/2021 for the work that we do. Some of the area’s we have been able to contribute are as follows:
Ray White Croydon is a major sponsor of the Foundation & our Director Tamara Lloyd is a Board Member of the Foundation.
Tamara has been an integral part of organising the High Tea event which raised over $10,00 in 2021 and over $13,000 in 2022. Tamara commented that it was a privilege to help bring together this event that Celebrated women in our community. This year 1/3 of our proceeds went to Bridge Builders which run camps for teenage girls, many of whom are under privileged, to help build their self esteem, self worth, leadership skill and generally just put them on the right life path. The rest of the funds will go towards helping local families, individuals & charities whose needs fall through the cracks.
Thanks to our amazing Auctioneer Jeremy Tyrrell who did a fantastic job of the auctions!
Our Sales Agent, Dennis Lim, presented a training session for nine team members at Sonoco to help them with some sales training.
In return, they donated $500 towards the Bayswater CFA, which will go towards updating the vehicle behind in the photo.
John was a past purchaser of Dennis’ and was impressed with how Dennis worked as an Agent & felt that he would be able to help share some of his experience with the team, so they could draw parallels between how he services his clients and how they could incorporate some of these ideas into their business to grow!
Our Sales Agent, David Egan, has proudly supported the Food for Families charity for the past 6 years now. 2020 was a huge success, the work colleagues at Ray White Croydon, clients, neighbours, and friends went above and beyond to support this worthwhile cause. Together we smashed 2019 efforts of 6 boxes, in 2020 we accumulated 10 boxes, which were dropped to the Wesley Mission centre in Ringwood. They have an amazing setup to look after many needy people in our community.
Pinchapoo is a local charity that helps supply basics for hygiene. It was started by a lady who had the idea of taking the shampoo and conditioners etc from hotels and has grown ever since from that!
We enjoy helping out local communities or schools where we can by promoting certain events!
We have connected with the local Pizza shop in Croydon; Big Mates Pizza, to give our clients a free pizza with their move-in pack. Whether this is for a Sales property or Rental, we know how stressful it can be moving so we only hope to help take the ease off the first night’s dinner!
During the past year our team has started an initiative of local business shout-outs on our social media profiles with the aim of encouraging our community to shop and dine local, and in general support local businesses.
We have found that by working closely with businesses in our area means that we can help each other to thrive. Some of the main businesses we have helped promote on our FB page are: Miss Lacey Cafe + Wine Bar, Cinque Ristorante, WFC Chirnside Park, Mobo Massages, GRIT Team Training, Sara J Hunter Photography, English Rose Salon, Sheils Bookkeeping, Pretty Little Pamper Parties, From Us To You, Ya Painting Pal and Froth N Flames.
From blackboard inspiration to connecting with the community – our blackboard is being updated daily with a quote or a fun fact, and we have found that this creates interaction and a few laughs as people walk past our office.
Please feel free to contact Ray White Croydon if you can identify ways in which we may contribute to the community or a worthy cause with which you may be involved.