Last year, during the height of the pandemic, shutdowns and layoffs created food insecurity for many North Texas neighbors. So agents and employees of Ebby Halliday Realtors rallied their Ebby Halliday Companies‘ network to collect $75,000 for two area organizations providing hunger relief: North Texas Food Bank and Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Supplemented by a matching gift offer from the Ebby Halliday Foundation, they were able to donate during the holidays more than $110,000, which roughly translated to 330,000 meals.
“It was such a successful effort last year,” Vice President of Brokerage Carolyn Rosson says, “that we would like to replicate it – there is still great need in our community.”
Also VP of Brokerage, Malinda Howell says, “We held a company-wide backpack drive in September, collecting more than 600 supply-filled backpacks for Ebby Halliday Elementary students. And I know heading into the holidays this year, we can ride that momentum, tapping into that Ebby spirit once again.”
Considered one of Texas’ most successful businesswomen, Ebby Halliday Acers left a mark not only as a pioneer in Dallas’ residential real estate industry, but as a philanthropist who believed in giving back to the communities her namesake company served.
This commitment to, in her words, “do something for someone every day,” is still very much a part of the fabric of the Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate, which also includes core services companies Prosperity Home Mortgage, Texas Premier Title, HSTX Title and Home Team Insurance.
With the ongoing pandemic and its devastating results, food insecurity remains a major issue in our region. Anyone able to donate to the North Texas Food Bank or the Tarrant Area Food Bank, is encouraged to visit bit.ly/EbbyServesNTFB and bit.ly/EbbyServesTAFB.
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