HELPING THE COMMUNITY IS JUST PART OF THE DAVIDSON CULTURE

December 17, 2021

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At Davidson Realty, our team of professional and knowledgeable real estate agents is built to serve. Not only are we here for you and your real estate needs, but we’re also here for our community. Since being established locally in 1989, we have done our best to create a culture focused on serving all of Jacksonville and St. Augustine, which is reflected by our team.

 

In fact, as Christmas approaches, many of our team members are actively working with various food and toy drives in order to ensure that everyone in the community can have a happy holiday season. For Jennifer Todd, one of our veteran realtors, spreading Christmas cheer has been a passion for years. This year she collaborated with others in her neighborhood to provide a variety of groceries, toys, and gift cards to three different organizations: Toys for Tots, SAYS, and the Beam Food Bank. Now, after successfully donating almost three carloads worth of supplies, Jennifer is already looking forward to assisting with next year’s holiday drives.

 

Like Jennifer, Candy Gil has supported Toys for Tots throughout her 9 years as a Davidson realtor. Candy has also channeled her passion for helping children into a charity called Foster Closet. Sadly, some children in unhealthy environments may be taken from their families with nothing but the clothes on their back, but fortunately, Foster Closet steps in to help those children receive what they’re missing. By supporting this charity, Candy and other patrons help about 40-50 First Coast families and children every month.

 

Another Davidson veteran, Mirtha Barzaga, shares this same passion for helping the less fortunate. In addition to helping with food and toy drives, Mirtha has worked closely with Homeless Coalition, a charity for providing clothes, food, and other supplies for the homeless. For Mirtha, this passion for giving back resonates with her on a personal level. After traveling to America from Cuba as a young girl, Mirtha arrived with very few possessions, forcing her to search for clothes, toys, and even food. Now, Mirtha manages to pay it forward and help people, like her and her family, get back on their feet.

 

Similarly, one of our other realtors, Liz Pappaceno enjoys spending her time giving back to organizations that have helped her over the years. For instance, not only does she volunteer as a reader for the Early Learning Coalition in St. Johns County, but she also regularly donates to the First Coast YMCA. Since Liz has used the YMCA facilities for years, providing donations allows her to give back to a place that she feels has given so much to her, which in turn helps the many families and children supported by the YMCA.

 

This feeling of giving back to the community is a sentiment shared by all of our team members, especially Caitlyn Hawkins. Whether it’s paddleboarding or fishing, Caitlyn enjoys everything about the endless activities across the Florida waterways, and that’s why she wants to help preserve them. Through participating in clean-up events held by NEFAR and even starting her own Instagram account, @saltwatersifter, Caitlyn has worked diligently to help our local marine life and make sure our Sunshine State keeps on shining. In addition to her environmental efforts, Caitlyn and her family, like many of our Davidson team members, love to donate food, clothes, toys, and other supplies to less fortunate homes, truly exemplifying the giving culture we try to cultivate at Davidson.

 

Our agents Mirtha Barzaga, Reba Barkley, Candy Gil, Liz Pappaceno, Ron Savarese, and Jennifer Todd organized and supported a variety of food and toy drives making this holiday season a bit brighter for hundreds of children and families in our community.

 

“As you can see, we are extremely proud of our team and their different philanthropic endeavors,” said Sherry Davidson, Owner and Broker of Davidson Realty, “Ultimately, we at Davidson Realty are forever grateful for the many years of support from the community, and as a team, we hope to show our appreciation by continuing to give back and help our community grow into an even better place to live.”

Inspired to Give: MasterCraft Builder Group Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

November 18, 2021

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The Davidson Cares Clay Day has been a successful event from every standpoint. MasterCraft Builder Group is to thank for the inspiration behind Clay Day as it’s modeled after MasterCraft Builder Groups’ very own charity shoot called Clays for a Cause. 

 

“When I asked Chris Shee, Founder and CEO of MasterCraft Builder Group, about his charity shoot, he generously shared all the details we needed to begin our shoot,” shared Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. “Since our first Davidson Cares Clay Day in 2016, MasterCraft has supported us and been sponsors every year.”

 

With deep roots in Northeast Florida, MasterCraft is an organization passionate about serving the community and continuously puts its neighbors first. “MasterCraft is a huge supporter of Davidson Cares because of the local factor.  We prefer to keep our giving to organizations like St. Augustine Youth Services and Investing in Kids because they help children who live in “our backyard”.  There is a great sense of community in St. Johns County and it’s events like Clay Day that help our local kids who need it most,” shares President of MasterCraft Builder Group, Brad Shee. 

 

MasterCraft takes pride in not only building great semi-custom homes in St. Johns County but strives to take care of the people in the community. In addition to Clays for a Cause, MasterCraft also organized Concerts for a Cause, a concert series at the Tringali Barn, and built the Home from the Heart for Builders Care last year. They donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have the support and sponsorship from MasterCraft Builder Group as they continue to support local charities. To learn more about MasterCraft Builder Group, visit their website at mastercraftbuildergroup.com or call (904) 295-1604.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participate.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes include a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

Together is Better: iVenture Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

November 15, 2021

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Over the past six years, Davidson Cares Clay Day has brought countless people together to give back to the Northeast Florida community. Many of those who support the event are friends of the Davidson Companies. iVenture is just one of those professional relationships that have continuously joined in the efforts of Davidson Cares. 

 

iVenture has been a Davidson Cares sponsor for five years. This year, Davidson Cares was proud to have iVentures support at the highest level of sponsorship. In addition to making up three teams of shooters, they also sponsor the shoot after party. 

 

“Davidson Cares Clay Day is such an exciting event for us because it’s purely local and it brings so many of us together who don’t get to see each other as much as we’d like.  It’s a unique opportunity for us to bring friends and local businesses together with the great people at Davidson and support a local cause.,” shares Gray Mabry, Chief Executive Officer of iVenture. “It’s meaningful that the money stays in the community that we serve and we know it all goes towards helping local youth. Plus, it’s just a ton of fun – BBQ, sporting clays, friends, great prizes, and a beautiful North Florida fall day!”

 

“iVenture has been providing IT support for the Davidson Companies for over fifteen years. They are an amazing company and give us great comfort knowing they always respond so quickly and professionally. They took the time to understand our business and have worked with us over the years as our business needs have changed,” shares Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty. 

 

Since 2016, Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $345,000 to support charities in need because of generous sponsors like iVenture. To learn more about iVenture visit their website at www.iventuresolutions.com.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participate.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes include a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

Davidson Cares Clay Day: Changing Lives in Northeast Florida

October 29, 2021

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Davidson Cares is committed to supporting organizations in Northeast Florida that focus on enriching children and families. This year, thanks to generous sponsors, volunteers, and participants, Davidson Cares Clay Day 2021 raised more than $75,000 for three organizations to continue their incredible work for our First Coast community. 

 

“The 2021 Davidson Cares Clay Day was the most successful in our six-year history. We sold out forty sporting clays teams and had fourteen beginner skeet shooters. The sponsors and shooter’s generosity enabled us to help so many in our community through Investing in Kids, Builders Cares, and St. Augustine Youth Services.,” shared Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson. 

 

Congratulations to this year’s winners which included: Hoodz Team (1st Place – North Course), Hutson Companies (2nd Place – North Course), HB Next (3rd Place – North Course), Steve Merill’s Team (1st Place – South Course), Thomas May Construction (2nd Place – South Course), and JCTS Club Team (3rd Place – South Course). Additionally, congratulations to Cooler & Cocktail Raffle winner Kaitlin McCurdy and Concerts for a Cause Raffle winner Rick Wood. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $345,000 over the last six years for organizations dedicated to supporting and uplifting Northeast Florida residents. This year Davidson Cares donated $25,000 to St. Augustine Youth Services, Investing in Kids!, and Builders Care. 

 

St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) has been serving Florida’s at-risk youth since 1989. SAYS provides coaching, counseling, and care centered around family-style therapeutic group homes and outpatient community services. Over the past thirty years, SAYS has provided treatment for thousands of children who have suffered abuse or neglect. Their programs bring crucial mental health services to hundreds of young people in St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, and Putnam county. 

 

Investing in Kids! (INK!) help fund innovative programs and classroom resources for St. Johns County public school students. Established in 1994, INK! has inspired the greater community to invest in education. The funds raised from Davidson Cares Clay Day will support their Five Learning Years (FLY) and Take Stock in Children programs. FLY was developed to ensure children are prepared for success when starting kindergarten by providing educational intervention. Take Stock in Children is a statewide program that offers students college scholarships, mentoring, and hopes for a better future. INK! is the exclusive umbrella agency for this program in St. Johns County. 

 

Builders Care is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides little to no cost contracting services to those in need of critical home repairs. Their mission is to provide quality home reconstruction to those who would otherwise be unable to afford it. Since 2001, Builders Care has assisted more than six hundred families totaling more than $6.5 million worth of construction to Jacksonville’s neediest families. Builders Care enlists volunteers and construction professionals to make homes handicapped-accessible, repair roofs, siding and leaks, and any other necessary repairs. 

 

These organizations are changing lives in our community. Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have raised more than $75,000 for these worthy causes and Davidson Cares is grateful for the continued support from their network of partners and friends who have helped make an impact when our community needs it the most! If you are interested in donating to these organizations, please visit www.davidsoncares.com.

Committed to Community – Riverside Homes Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

October 27, 2021

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Six years ago, Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson aspired to organize a clay shoot to raise money for local, worthy organizations. “As we began planning, I knew I needed sponsors. My first call was to Chris Wood, co-owner of Riverside Homes,” shares Davidson. “Chris immediately agreed to the largest sponsorship and Riverside Homes has continued that same support every year.”

 

“We are so proud to sponsor Davidson Cares Clay Day. When we find an organization with such a heart for children, we are honored to be able to lend support,” shares Matt Roberts, co-owner of Riverside Homes.   

 

The Davidson Realty and Riverside Homes teams have a longstanding relationship built on mutual respect. The frequent collaboration and partnership spans from business to philanthropy and is bonded by a common desire to serve the Northeast Florida community. In fact, Erik Wilson of Riverside Homes is a member of the Davidson Cares Board and brings his insight and extremely caring spirit to the board of directors. 

 

Our Davidson Realty team loves to work with Riverside Homes. “It is such a pleasure to help customers purchase from a builder we know will deliver an outstanding home. Working with a local builder that is involved in the community and treats everyone with respect gives our agents and customers peace of mind,” continues Davidson. 

 

Riverside Homes is a locally-owned and award-winning home builder in Jacksonville, Florida with over 15 years of new home building experience including the 2019 Southern Living Idea House in Amelia Island, FL. Riverside Homes builds in amazing neighborhoods and provides designs that fit the way today’s families live. Every component of a Riverside Home is carefully crafted to ensure quality and value. Riverside Homes is currently building in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, St. Johns, Yulee, and Fleming Island.

 

“Riverside Homes is an extremely generous organization supporting the Northeast Florida Homebuilders Association (NEFBA), Builders Cares, and ReThreaded,” continues Davidson. “I know they support many other great charities and events in our community.  Matt Roberts and Chris Wood are always seeking opportunities to spread their philanthropic hearts.” 

 

Over the past six years, Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $345,000 to support charities in need because of generous sponsors like Riverside Homes. To learn more about Riverside Homes visit their website at www.myriversidehome.com or call 904-530-4720.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participate.  

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes include a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles will go directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

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