On Thursday, May 11th, members of kwELITE Keller Williams Columbus at Parkway Plaza came together to show their support for the Center for Survivors & the Platte County Food Pantry. Their generous donations included fresh fruit, canned goods, snacks, hygiene products, and more, all aimed at assisting individuals in need within the community.
The Center for Survivors is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing free and confidential services to victims of domestic/dating abuse, sexual abuse, stalking, and human trafficking. Serving six counties in Nebraska (Boone, Butler, Colfax, Nance, Platte, and Polk), the Center aims to promote non-violence through education, intervention, and prevention, to create a safe environment for individuals, families, and communities.
This donation drop-off was part of RED (Renew, Energize, and Donate) Day, an annual global day of service to the community organized by Keller Williams. The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Taylor Amsler, expressed her gratitude for these contributions, emphasizing how essential they are for their clients. “We are truly blessed with donations from our community. Everything from cleaning products and tie blankets to hygiene items and gift cards are given to families daily…. all thanks to our generous donors. We couldn’t do what we do without your support!,” said Taylor.
Realtors Perla Campuzano, Erin Nahorny, and Lisa Saenz, along with kwELITE staff Crystle Cooney and Megan Cimpl, were among those who delivered the donations to the Center & Food Pantry. Nahorny highlighted the inspiring nature of RED Day, as it extends beyond the local office, encouraging Keller Williams agents nationwide to give back to their local communities. As shared by Nahorny, “Everyone in our office is involved in so many community efforts, serving on boards, volunteering and donating to many important causes, BUT my favorite thing about Red Day is, it’s not only a national KW day of service, but it gives us a chance to come together as coworkers to make a real difference in our community.”
Saenz reiterated Nahorny’s sentiment, praising kwELITE for its community-oriented approach. She emphasized her gratitude in being a part of a company that continually gives back. “We may not be able to fix the world’s problems with one day of giving back, but by coming together, we can make a dent. Helen Keller said it best, ‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much,” said Saenz.