Keller Williams 2010 Gala to Benefit FamilyTime

Keller Williams Realty Northeast has announced that its 2010 charity gala will benefit FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center in Humble.

The gala scheduled for Sat., Sept. 25 will repeat last year’s successful Viva Las Vegas theme. The evening will include dinner, casino games, auctions and live entertainment. 

For the third year in a row, Keller Williams real estate agents Letitia Whipple and Diana Heffner will co-chair the KW Shares gala. “We are excited to be working again with FamilyTime which was the recipient of our Denim & Diamonds Gala on New Year’s Eve 2008,” said Whipple. “They have been hard hit by the recession and are very deserving of our support.” 

FamilyTime is a non-profit organization which provides free crisis intervention, counseling, support groups and legal advocacy to all victims of domestic abuse. The organization also runs The Door, the only domestic violence shelter in Northeast Harris County . FamilyTime Executive Director Judy Cox reports that while demand for their services is at an all time high – up 70 percent versus last year – donations are down 53 percent. She says that FamilyTime may have to cut much needed services without additional funding from sources such as Keller Williams gala. 

Making a difference in people’s lives is part of the Keller Williams culture to give back to the community where their agents live and work. “Each year, we choose a local charity that is making a life- changing difference in our community for our KW Shares event,” said Keller Williams Senior Team Leader Lisa Dempsey . During the past five years, Keller Williams Northeast has raised $144,000 for local charities and non-profit organizations. 

Sponsors of last year’s gala included: Byrd Grafx; Comfort Concepts; Eagle Springs and Summerwood by Newland Communities; Electronic Technical Services Corporation; Farmer’s Insurance – Ken

Pickett; First American Title; Forest Image Magazine; FSR Services; Genesis Mortgage Company; KW High Rollers Club – Bob and Terri Blewett, Susan Smith, Diana Coleman ; Keller Williams Realty Northeast; O’FM& K Attorneys at Law; Stewart Title; Zach Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund; and the Houston Chronicle, The Observer and The Tribune newspapers.

To become a sponsor in 2010, contact Keller Williams at 281-358-4545.

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