Next month leading new-home builder Summit Custom Homes will launch an unprecedented charitable campaign throughout its new-home communities. “Junerosity” is 30 days of giving and community family fun aimed at raising funds to support six non-profit organizations: Drumm Farm Center for Children, Harvesters Community Food Network, Hope Haven of Cass County, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
All month long, Summit will make a $25 donation for every party who visits a participating Summit Exclusive Community and tours a model home. Every time a home is sold in one of the Summit Exclusive Communities, Summit will donate $250 to the homebuyer’s selected organization. In either case, visitors select to whom the donation will be made from a list of six local and national charities.
“We are excited to host Junerosity in our communities and for the opportunity to make contributions based on your choice of charities. Building and supporting communities is at the core of what we do at Summit, and giving back has always been a huge priority for our team and our company,” said Zalman Kohen, president and COO of Summit Custom Homes.
For the Junerosity campaign, Summit has chosen organizations that are making a remarkable difference in communities throughout Kansas City and the United States. Drumm Farm Center for Children is a place that children and young adults can call home. Nearly 15,000 children are in Missouri’s foster care system because they’ve lost their parents to tragedy or their parents cannot provide care for them. Drumm Farm provides programs and services that support forever family environments, emotional and physical well-being, educational opportunities and personal growth.
Harvesters Community Food Network is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. In Kansas and Missouri, one in seven people is food insecure, and children under the age of 18 make up 20 percent of the food insecure population. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters and children’s homes.
Hope Haven of Cass County is the sole provider of domestic and sexual violence services throughout Cass County. Hope Haven assists survivors of trauma with critical domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking-related programs and services on a 24/7 basis. Critical services available to all individuals include hotline and crisis intervention, safe shelter, hospital advocacy and response, child, court and law enforcement advocacy.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City promotes the development of self-esteem, values and skills for boys and girls, ages 5-18, with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances. The number of children left home alone with no adult supervision has increased over the past 10 years, and the Boys & Girls Clubs are open before and after school, snow days and some holidays, to provide a positive outlet for kids during their free time.
The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising private funds to help support programs within the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Its mission is to generate and guide philanthropic resources to award gifts, grants and scholarships to areas within the district that are effective, essential and in need of additional funding.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Summit Custom Homes is dedicated to building and supporting strong communities in Kansas City and throughout the United States. Directed by its employee-led Charitable Contributions Committee, it contributes time and resources to charitable endeavors focused on empowering communities and helping children and those who are unable to help themselves.
In addition to building the St. Jude Dream Home in the Kansas City market for the past five years, Summit recently donated architectural design services to Drumm Farm Center for Children for its planned campus expansion. Summit organizes company-wide service days for its team, offers employees paid time off for volunteering in their own communities, and also matches employees’ personal donations to non-profit organizations.
“It is our privilege and our responsibility to support organizations that are making a positive difference for children and families in our communities,” said Fred Delibero, CEO for Summit Custom Homes.
As part of Junerosity, Summit will host a variety of family-friendly community events all month long featuring games, contests and hands-on activities for kids. Events will include bounce houses, bicycle courses, face painting, a fishing derby, lawn games, and appearances from local radio personalities. A full list of activities can be found on Summit’s website.
Seven Summit Exclusive Communities located throughout the southeastern KC metro area will participate in Junerosity. Visitors can pick up a Junerosity Passport to have stamped at the sales center in each community, and when they collect four or more stamps in their passport book they can turn it in at any of the Community Information Centers to be entered in a drawing to win an Apple iWatch. The participating communities are:
▪ Chapman Farms in Blue Springs.
▪ Foxberry Estates in Lee’s Summit.
▪ Villas of Parkwood in Lee’s Summit.
▪ Parkwood at Stoney Creek in Lee’s Summit.
▪ Brooks Farm in Lee’s Summit.
▪ Timber Trails in Raymore.
▪ High Point at Creekmoor in Raymore.
For additional information about Summit Custom Homes or Junerosity, visit summitcustomhomeskc.com.
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