MANATEE -- It’s not just another day at the office for Keller Williams Realtors around Manatee County.
It’s a RED Day, a day to renew, energize and donate, a day of service in their respective communities for 30,000 associates across the United States and Canada.
That includes Keller Williams Realty of Manatee, Keller Williams Realty Lakewood Ranch and Keller Williams Realty on the Water in Palmetto.
“We want to show people what can be done with the commitment of our agents supporting a project,” said Maryann Lawler of Keller Williams Realty of Manatee. “This is about improving our community.”
Lawler and 50 agents from their office will bring clients and family members to The Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida at 712 61st St. E., Palmetto.
They’ll be painting, planting plants and setting up two new classrooms at the nursery school that serves more than 80 at-risk and underprivileged children.
“It’s energizing, great to see so many people committed to doing something good, to helping people,” Lawler said.
Keller Williams Realty Lakewood Ranch has turned its RED Day activities into a three-day event and between 100 and 120 agents are expected to participate, said Operations Manager Kathy Zuidema.
n From 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. today they’ll join with the Florida Blood Services Blood Mobile, accepting donations at Lakewood Ranch High School.
n Friday, it’s the fourth annual Payton Wright Foundation Golf Tournament at LWR Golf & Country Club’s King’s Dunes and Cyprus Links courses and post-tournament party at The Lake Club
n From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, it’s a car wash at Monty’s Pizza, 8386 Market St., Lakewood Ranch. All proceeds benefit The Payton Wright Foundation.
“Initially we wanted to do something for RED Day to help the Foundation, so we decided to surround that,” Zuidema said. “It was an opportunity that enabled us to participate in more than one thing.
Thirty-four members of Palmetto’s Keller Williams Realty on the Water will spruce up two group homes run by Manasota ARC today, painting, laying down mulch and building a greenhouse.
“It’s a great way to help people who really need it, improve their lifestyle and their environment,” said Realtor Greg Owens.