Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Celebrates the Season of Gratitude Year-Round

The holiday season is a reminder that giving thanks is something to celebrate all year long. Those who demonstrate gratitude and the power of giving include the dedicated professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty.

“We love Northeast Florida, appreciate all that this area has done for us and believe it is extremely important to give back,” said President and CEO Christy Budnick, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty. “Our team supports countless charitable initiatives during the holiday season and throughout the year. We are truly grateful to be surrounded by a team with such big hearts.”

The Northeast Florida real estate firm has a long-standing tradition of supporting the communities it serves and actively contributes to numerous charitable programs during the holidays and throughout the year. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has an ongoing partnership with Dreams Come True and hosts an annual Backpack Challenge and Holiday Luminaria.

For the past five years, the company has donated more than $200,000 to Dreams Come True, a nonprofit organization that grants dreams to children with life-threatening illnesses, by contributing a portion of proceeds from every completed home sale. Additionally, team members have actively participated in numerous Dreams Come True events including Dream Day, a spectacular festivity celebrating local Dreamers, and the Dreams Come True 5K, Walk, Run and Roll.

Entering its 20th year, the company’s Backpack Challenge has collected thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies for deserving local children. Now in its third year, the company’s Holiday Luminaria will light up Northeast Florida communities, bringing neighbors together for holiday fun and cheer while supporting local community charitable organizations. Last year, Luminaria 2017 raised more than $31,000 for local charities including Pine Castle, an organization that empowers adults with disabilities. In the spirit of public service, the company in 2018 launched FloridaHurricaneNetwork.com, a comprehensive website offering hurricane preparedness information, resources and tools.

The spirit of giving extends to the company’s branch offices where Realtors and employees donate time, talent and financial support to numerous community programs and organizations throughout the year. The initiatives are as varied as the neighborhoods the company’s branch offices serve. They include community events such as Pink Up the Pace and the 26.2 with Donna, food and toy drives, shredding events, community garage sales benefitting local emergency assistance programs, school fundraising programs, luncheons honoring first responders, and more.

“We are grateful to be in business with such dedicated, talented and passionate professionals,” said Founder and Chairman Linda Sherrer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty. “Our company is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of many local children and families. There is nothing more satisfying than the gift of giving back to our community.”

For more information, visit FloridaNetworkRealty.com.

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  1. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is a dedicated supporter of Dreams Come True.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Collects Record 1,151 Backpacks for Local Children

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 1,151 backpacks filled with school supplies for Northeast Florida children during its 18th Annual Backpack Challenge. Last year, the company collected a then-record 1,011 backpacks for local children during the Backpack Challenge.

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The backpacks and school supplies collected by the real estate firm during the campaign were donated to students throughout Northeast Florida via Dreams Come True, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – Office of Prevention, Orange Park Junior High School, BEAM – Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, Mayport Elementary School, Operation New Hope, Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida, Crookshank Elementary, Osceola Elementary and Charles E. Bennett Elementary School.

“We are filled with gratitude to all of our Realtors, employees and clients for ensuring that so many local children have the supplies they need for educational success,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “The Backpack Challenge is an event our team looks forward to participating in every year and we are very proud of their efforts.”

During the campaign, backpacks and school supplies were collected at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty offices throughout Northeast Florida. The backpacks were purchased for students in kindergarten through grade 12, and filled with school supplies, such as pens, pencils, paper and notebooks.

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“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we received from our team members and the community during the Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new backpack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Announces 18th Annual Backpack Challenge

The Company is Collecting New Backpacks and Supplies at Office Locations

 School Supplies Drive

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s 18th Annual Backpack Challenge is underway. The Northeast Florida real estate firm is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children at all area Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty offices through July 31, 2017.

Last year, partnering with community and local charities, the company donated more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for local children. This year, the company has set a goal to exceed last year’s contribution and is inviting the community to help.

“Every child deserves to begin the school year with a new backpack and the supplies needed for school,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “A new backpack filled with school supplies is a wonderful gift, providing every student with the confidence needed to begin a successful school year.”

Backpacks and supplies may be dropped off at the following Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices office locations:

  • Home Office – 4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475, Jacksonville
  • Avondale/Ortega – 3627 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville
  • Beaches/Intracoastal West/Southside – 375-1 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach
  • Fleming Island/Orange Park – 3535 Highway 17, Suite 10, Fleming Island
  • Mandarin/St. Johns – 11576 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
  • Murabella – 196 Capulet Drive, Suite 3, St. Augustine
  • Ponte Vedra/Nocatee – 333 Village Main St., Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • San Marco/San Jose – 1983 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville
  • St. Augustine – 112 Sea Grove Main St., Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach

The company is collecting backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we receive from our team members and community during the Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new backpack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”

For a list of needed supplies or more information, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com/backpack.aspx.

 

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  1. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children at all area offices during the company’s 18th annual Backpack Challenge.

 

 

About Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty
Under the leadership of Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer and Executive Vice President Christy Budnick, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is one of the most dynamic and respected real estate firms in Northeast Florida. Founded in 1988, the company has a team of more than 370 real estate professionals in nine offices throughout Northeast Florida. The company operates a corporate relocation division, a new home and condominium sales division, Florida Network Property Management, Gibraltar Title Services, and is in a mortgage relationship with EverBank. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty ranks as one of the Top 25 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com or call (904) 296-6400.

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY CONCLUDES 17th ANNUAL BACKPACK CHALLENGE

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As the 17th annual Backpack Challenge comes to a close, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is proud to announce a record-breaking collection of 1,011 new backpacks filled with school supplies to distribute to children in need.

The company is donating to nine local organizations including Dreams Come True, Operation New Hope, Community Connections, Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, Bridge of Northeast Florida, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Orange Park Junior High School and Charles E. Bennett Elementary School. The St. Augustine office is donating their backpacks to Catholic Charities, St. Johns foster families and the homeless with St. Johns county schools.

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“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we received from our team members and the community during the Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new back pack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”

During the campaign, the company collected backpacks and school supplies at their seven office locations. The backpacks were purchased for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 and filled with school supplies ranging from pens and pencils to flash drives and glue sticks.

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“We are grateful to be able to play a role in ensuring that as many children as possible are prepared for educational success,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Announces 17th Annual Backpack Challenge

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has kicked off its 17th Annual Backpack Challenge.

The Northeast Florida real estate firm is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children at all area Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty offices through Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.

Last year during the Backpack Challenge, the company collected a record 733 backpacks filled with school supplies for local children.

“Every child deserves to begin the school year with a new backpack and the supplies needed for school,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “A new backpack filled with school supplies is a wonderful gift, providing the tools every student needs to begin a successful school year.”

Backpacks and supplies may be dropped off at the following Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices office locations:

  • Home Office – 4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475, Jacksonville
  • Avondale/Ortega/San Marco – 3627 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville
  • Beaches/Intracoastal West/Southside – 375-1 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach
  • Fleming Island/Orange Park – 3535 Highway 17, Suite 10, Fleming Island
  • Mandarin/St. Johns – 11576 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
  • Ponte Vedra/Nocatee – 333 Village Main St., Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • St. Augustine – 112 Sea Grove Main St., Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach

The company is collecting backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Suggested school supply items include No. 2 pencils and pencil sharpener, three-ring binders, erasers, glue sticks, rulers, pencil bag or pencil box, folders, wide-ruled paper, notebook, crayons, pens, construction paper, dividers, composition notebooks, colored pencils, tissues, blunt scissors, college-ruled paper, highlighters, calculator, USB flash drive and graph paper.

The 17th Annual Backpack Challenge will benefit Dreams Come True, The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Community Connections of Jacksonville, Operation New Hope and Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM).

“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we’ve received from our team members and community during the Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new backpack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”

For more information, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces 17th Annual Backpack Challenge

Last year, the real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 733 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 16th Annual Backpack Challenge. The team is excited to kick-off the 17th Annual Backpack Challenge collecting now until August 1, 2016. Below is a list of school supplies by grade level. Some schools have adopted a clear bag policy. Mesh and clear backpacks are greatly appreciated.

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Drop-off a backpack filled with school supplies at any of our 7 office locations listed below by August 1, 2016:

Home Office

4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475

Jacksonville, FL 32216

904.296.6400

 

Avondale/Ortega/San Marco

3627 St. Johns Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32205

904.388.5005

 

Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside

375-1 Atlantic Boulevard

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

904.241.2417

 

Fleming Island/Orange Park

3535 Highway 17, Suite 10

Fleming Island, FL 32003

904.269.1716

 

Mandarin/St. Johns

11576 San Jose Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32223

904.260.4300

 

Ponte Vedra/Nocatee

333 Village Main Street, Suite 670

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

904.285.1800

 

St. Augustine

112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210

St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

904.471.6906

 

Backpack Challenge Shopping List

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

  • #2 Pencils & Pencil Sharpener
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • Erasers
  • Glue Stick/Glue
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil Bag or Pencil Box
  • Folders (3)
  • Wide-Ruled Paper
  • 1 Subject Notebook (3)
  • Crayons
  • Pens (Blue, Black, Red)
  • Construction Paper
  • Dividers
  • Composition Notebook
  • Colored Pencils
  • Tissues

6TH GRADE – 12TH GRADE

  • #2 Pencils & Pencil Sharpener
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • Erasers
  • Glue Stick
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Ruler /Compass/Protractor
  • Pencil Bag or Pencil Box
  • Folders (5)
  • College-Ruled Paper
  • 1 Subject Notebooks (5)
  • Color Pencils or Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Pens (Blue, Black, Red)
  • Highlighters
  • Calculator
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Dividers
  • Graph Paper

 

“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we received from our team members and the community during The Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new back pack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”

 

For more information, please contact Manya Goldstein at 904.672.4376 or Manya.Goldstein@FloridaNetworkRealty.com


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES COLLECTS RECORD 733 BACKPACKS FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR CHILDREN

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2015) –The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 733 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 16th Annual Backpack Challenge.

The backpacks and school supplies collected by the Northeast Florida real estate firm during the campaign were donated to students via The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Community Connections of Jacksonville, Operation New Hope, Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) in Jacksonville Beach, R.B. Hunt Elementary School and the Webster School in St. Augustine and S. Bryan Jennings Elementary School in Orange Park.

“We are grateful to be able to play a role in ensuring that as many children as possible are prepared for educational success,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “The Backpack Challenge is something that our team looks forward to every year.”

During the campaign, backpacks and school supplies were collected at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty offices throughout Northeast Florida. The backpacks were purchased for students in kindergarten through grade 12, and filled with school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper and notebooks. Numerous volunteers, including students from area high schools, assisted in assembling the backpacks.

“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we received from our team members and the community during The Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new back pack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”

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About Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty
Under the leadership of Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer and Executive Vice President Christy Budnick, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is one of the most dynamic and respected real estate firms in Northeast Florida. Founded in 1988, the company has a team of more than 300 real estate professionals in eight branch offices throughout Northeast Florida. The company owns and operates a corporate relocation division, a new home and condominium sales division, Florida Network Property Management, Gibraltar Title Services, and is in a mortgage relationship with EverBank. http://www.askfloridanetwork.com/berkshire-hathaway-homeservices-collects-record-733-backpacks-filled-with-school-supplies-for-children/ http://www.askfloridanetwork.com/berkshire-hathaway-homeservices-collects-record-733-backpacks-filled-with-school-supplies-for-children/During the past decade, the company has sold more than 35,000 homes valued at more than $9.3 billion. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty ranks as one of the Top 25 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty please visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com or call (904) 296-6400.

 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 733 backpacks filled with school supplies for local children during the 16th annual Backpack Challenge.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY CONCLUDES 16TH ANNUAL BACKPACK CHALLENGE

Thank you for helping us send 733 children back to school with new backpacks filled with supplies! Together we make a BIG difference!

As the 16th annual Backpack Challenge comes to an end, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is proud to announce a record-breaking collection of 733 new backpacks filled with school supplies to distribute to children in need. The company is donating to seven local organizations: Operation New Hope, Community Connections of Jacksonville, The Bridge of Northeast Florida Inc., Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, R.B. Hunt Elementary School, Webster Elementary School and S. Bryan Jennings Elementary School.

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Operation New Hope

Operation New Hope is a non-profit organization that works to restore local urban communities through the development of affordable housing and career opportunities. “Breaking the Cycle,” an Operation New Hope initiative, focuses on the reunification of families and improving the outcomes for children of ex-offenders.

Breaking the Cycle provides a plethora of services to both families and children including parenting training, family counseling and summer camp opportunities. These services allow parents and children to rebuild their relationship and work toward a better future together.

Breaking the Cycle is in its third year of operation, and it has already witnessed enormous success. Reports show a significant increase in academic performance among child participants along with a decrease in behavioral problems.

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For more information about Operation New Hope or to find out how you can help, visit OperationNewHope.org. Operation New Hope is located at 1830 Main St N, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206.

Community Connections of Jacksonville

One of the oldest human services agencies in Northeast Florida, Community Connections of Jacksonville assists lower-income families through a multitude of housing programs and support services. Community Connections also provides low-income children with enriching educational activities, after-school programs and summer camp opportunities.

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The Community Connections Child Development Center serves children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The Center encourages positive development through age-appropriate activities, low teacher to children ratio and free nutritious meals. After-school programs are available at five local sites and include supervised homework assistance, tutoring and engaging field trips.

The Community Connections Summer Camp program has almost 900 participants between Kindergarten and 15 years of age. Children have the opportunity to go to Surf Camp, participate in team sports and take part in a variety of other enrichment activities.

For more information about Community Connections of Jacksonville or to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit CommunityConnectionsJax.org. Community Connections of Jacksonville is located at 327 E. Duval St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32203.

The Bridge of Northeast Florida Inc.

The Bridge of Northeast Florida works to provide children living in some of Jacksonville’s most impoverished neighborhoods with the opportunities they need to overcome barriers. The organization operates under a ‘holistic’ model that addresses academics, health, social enrichment, mentoring and job skills training.

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Founded in 1982, The Bridge of Northeast Florida offers a number of services including after-school and summer camp programs that serve more than 800 children. It is also home to School for the Future, a Duval County Public School that helps students at least 2 years behind academically get back on track with their peers.

For more information about The Bridge of Northeast Florida or to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit BridgeJax.com. The Bridge of Northeast Florida is located at 1824 N Pearl St, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206.

Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry

The Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) is a non-profit organization that serves families in the Jacksonville Beaches communities from Mayport to Ponte Vedra Beach. BEAM offers several core services, including access to its food pantry and financial assistance for rent and utilities.

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BEAM also offers several seasonal programs for families throughout the year. In August, the organization helps Beaches families get their children ready for school with new backpacks, school supplies, underwear, socks, gently used clothing, haircuts, books and more. BEAM provides families with Thanksgiving dinner baskets as well as gifts from ‘Santa’s Workshop’ during the holiday season.

For more information about BEAM or to learn how you can help, visit JaxBeam.org. BEAM is located at 850 Sixth Ave South, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 32250.

“We are grateful to be able to play a role in ensuring that as many children as possible are prepared for educational success,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “The Backpack Challenge is something that our team looks forward to every year.”

“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we received from our team members and the community during The Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new backpack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY ANNOUNCES 16TH ANNUAL BACKPACK CHALLENGE

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 26, 2015) –Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty welcomes everyone to take the challenge and support its 16th Annual Backpack Challenge.

The Northeast Florida real estate firm is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children at all area Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty offices through Monday, Aug. 3.

BHHS Backpack ChallengeLast year during the Backpack Challenge, the company collected a record 571 backpacks filled with school supplies for local children.

“Every child deserves to begin the school year with a new backpack and the supplies needed for school,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “A new backpack filled with school supplies is a wonderful gift, providing the tools every student needs to begin a successful school year.”

Backpacks and supplies may be dropped off at the following Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices office locations:

  • Home Office – 4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475, Jacksonville
  • Avondale/Ortega/San Marco – 3627 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville
  • Beaches/Intracoastal West/Southside – 375-1 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach
  • Fleming Island/Orange Park – 3535 Highway 17, Suite 10, Fleming Island
  • Mandarin/St. Johns – 11576 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
  • Ponte Vedra/Nocatee – 333 Village Main St., Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • St. Augustine – 112 Sea Grove Main St., Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach

The company is collecting backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Suggested school supply items include No. 2 pencils and pencil sharpener, three-ring binders, erasers, glue sticks, rulers, pencil bag or pencil box, folders, wide-ruled paper, notebook, crayons, pens, construction paper, dividers, composition notebooks, colored pencils, tissues, blunt scissors, college-ruled paper, highlighters, calculator, USB flash drive, and graph paper.

“We welcome and encourage everyone to join our Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We want children in our community to have the tools they need to succeed.”

Visit www.askfloridanetwork.com/16th-annual-backpack-challenge for more information.


16th Annual Backpack Challenge

Last year, the real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 571 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 15th Annual Backpack Challenge.

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The team is excited to kick-off the 16th Annual Backpack Challenge which begins June 2 and ends August 3, 2015.

Help children and families in your community by providing a child in need with a new backpack filled with school supplies. Together we can create bright futures!

Drop off a backpack filled with school supplies at any of our 7 office locations listed below by August 3, 2015.

Home Office

4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475

Jacksonville, FL 32216

904.296.6400

Avondale/Ortega/San Marco

3627 St. Johns Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32205

904.388.5005

Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside

375-1 Atlantic Boulevard

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

904.241.2417

Fleming Island/Orange Park

3535 Highway 17, Suite 10

Fleming Island, FL 32003

904.269.1716

Mandarin/St. Johns

11576 San Jose Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32223

904.260.4300

Ponte Vedra/Nocatee

333 Village Main Street, Suite 670

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

904.285.1800

St. Augustine

112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210

St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

904.471.6906

Backpack Challenge Shopping List

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

#2 Pencils & Pencil Sharpener

3-Ring Binders

Erasers

Glue Stick/Glue

Blunt Scissors

Ruler

Pencil Bag or Pencil Box

Folders (3)

Wide-Ruled Paper

1 Subject Notebook (3)

Crayons

Pens (Blue, Black, Red)

Construction Paper

Dividers

Composition Notebook

Colored Pencils

Tissues

6TH GRADE – 12TH GRADE

#2 Pencils & Pencil Sharpener

3-Ring Binders

Erasers

Glue Stick

Blunt Scissors

Ruler /Compass/Protractor

Pencil Bag or Pencil Box

Folders (5)

College-Ruled Paper

1 Subject Notebooks (5)

Color Pencils or Markers

Highlighters

Pens (Blue, Black, Red)

Highlighters

Calculator

USB Flash Drive

Dividers

Graph Paper

“Every child deserves to begin the school year with a new backpack and the supplies needed for school,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “A new backpack filled with school supplies is a wonderful gift providing the tools every student needs to begin a successful school year.”

For more information, please contact Margaret Ceaser at 904.672.4347 or Margaret.Ceaser@BHHSFNR.com