What do you get when 14 highly motivated real estate professionals come together to give back to the community that has helped them realize their business success? In the RE/MAX Tri County Agency in Hamilton Township, they are called Women Who Move Mercer!
The original idea actually surfaced a couple years ago, but really took off at the beginning of 2017, with a concerted effort made on the part of several members to develop a more clearly defined mission statement, purpose, and focus, which is best articulated on their Facebook page:
“We are a group of strong successful women in the real estate world. We came together as a group to share ideas but more importantly we recognize the need to give back to the communities that have supported our success.”
The results of this renewed effort have been a benefit to the people living in the cities, towns, boroughs, and villages of Mercer County in the form of charitable giving, assistance, and outreach that has helped people from all walks of life throughout the community.
What is particularly striking about Women Who Move Mercer as a group, though, is the energy and passion they bring to the challenges they take on. Sitting down to talk with members of the group in the office of RE/MAX Tri County on Route 33, I could actually feel the electricity in the room as they talked about what they’ve done, and what they plan to do in the future, for the community in which they work.
From in-person efforts to help at food banks, like the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), to helping replenish the pantry shelves and donating backpacks at the Wilson Neighborhood Center in Hamilton; to helping local animal shelters by collecting food and blankets that were much needed, to helping Shine and Inspire as well as Recovery Advocates. The Women Who Move Mercer are currently collecting gently used coats of all sizes for TASK. They are ready to help, and through their passion and determination when taking on a challenge, they make sure that what they do will make a real difference in people’s lives.
As part of their efforts, they have enlisted the help of clients, colleagues, business partnersm and a variety of community and government agencies. Needless to say, nothing much stands in their way once they decide they want to make something happen
As they talk about what’s next, the obvious is to work in any way they can to try and brighten the holidays for those less fortunate as Thanksgiving and Christmas get even closer! But as a testament to their commitment, passion, and business acumen, they know full well that the issues that need to be addressed when it comes to helping our neighbors and friends in Mercer County don’t stop once the holidays have passed into memory. When many others may have moved onto other priorities, the Women Who Move Mercer will continue to look for ways to lift up the hopes and lives of the people of Mercer County through 2018 and beyond.
If you would like to take part in any of the important and meaningful initiatives sponsored by Women Who Move Mercer, you can go to the their Facebook page, or simply contact any of the members by calling RE/MAX Tri County at 609-587-9300.