Category: Tate Cares

9 May 2017

Beyond the classroom: The school district of Pickens County

Helping children gain the skills they need to survive and thrive in the world is a primary function of public schools. But critical learning often extends beyond the classroom. Unfortunately, enrichment programs at public schools are often limited by financial resources. Allen Tate Companies understand that. Through the company’s annual FUNday for Public Education, Allen Tate Realtors® and employees raise money for public school programs and organizations that give children and teachers enhanced opportunities. The School District of Pickens County in Easley, S.C., which serves 16,500 students, is one recipient of FUNday proceeds. Here, students benefit from Allen Tate’s investment in three educational programs: Y Mentors, Camp iRock and the FIRST LEGO League West State Championship. “Partnerships with businesses like Allen Tate are...
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18 Apr 2017

A healthy lesson

There’s a phrase that inspires a burst of excitement in every school kid: We’re going on a field trip. But here’s the irony. Most of those students don’t realize that a field trip is not a “free” day with no class or tests, but rather, a very clever way for teachers to disguise even bigger life lessons. Each school year, more than 20,000 North Carolina students make that journey to the Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh, N.C. The non-profit, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, is part museum, part classroom, part theater and part playground, all rolled into a neat bundle of experiential healthy learning that fascinates children of all ages. Their 2-3 hour field trip to...
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1 Mar 2017

Classroom Central: The magic of school supplies

When Britnee Reid (pictured above) dreamed of becoming a middle school science teacher, she envisioned a classroom of children taking careful notes, creating projects with colored pencils and scissors, and packing homework in their backpacks each day. Teachers in qualifying schools have the opportunity to “shop” with Classroom Central each month for supplies for their students. What she didn't imagine was a room full of students who came to class with no supplies. Reid, a fourth-year teacher at York Chester Middle School in Gastonia, N.C., later learned that approximately 50 percent of students in the six-district greater Charlotte region - 100,000 kids - can't afford lunch, let alone school supplies. Some children are homeless. "There's just no extra money," said...
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7 Nov 2016

It takes a village

In each of the 43 local communities where Allen Tate Realtors® live, work and play, there is nothing more important to real estate than the quality of the schoolhouse at the end of the street. That's because everyone - regardless of background, culture or socio-economic status - can agree that children are our future - and the quality of their education will impact that future. For the past 19 years, Allen Tate has embraced the cause of public education through the company's annual FUNday events. To someone who has never experienced FUNday, it might seem like a fun social event, which is correct. Realtors certainly know how to put the FUN in FUNday. But it's much more. Our agents and employees plan, organize and...
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21 Dec 2015

It’s always FUN to help the kids

It’s no secret that the Allen Tate Companies do things a little differently. As the #1 real estate company in the Carolinas and one of the Top 10 independent real estate companies in the nation, Allen Tate is an innovator and leader when it comes to technology, tools and customer service. One of the things that has always distinguished the Allen Tate Companies is our commitment to give back to the 41 communities where we live, work and play. Public education is one of our giving priorities. Each fall, for the past 18 years, we have raised money for public education through the Allen Tate FUNday. The original one-location FUNday has evolved into a multi-market event, with four regional FUNdays as unique...
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24 Nov 2015

A Little Help from Our Friends

Every fall, for the past 18 years, the Allen Tate Company has held FUNday events to raise money for public education in local communities across the Carolinas. This year was no exception. We held four regional evening events, in Greensboro, Raleigh, Charlotte and Greenville, SC, where our Realtors® and representatives of our Family of Companies participated in a variety of activities to raise money for the kids. Additionally, many of our valued business partners and vendors joined us, offering their generous support in the form of donations, auction items, prizes and in-kind services to help make FUNday a huge success. More than 100 partners made a significant contribution. To date, FUNday has raised more than $1.6 million (2015 monies are still being tallied)....
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19 Dec 2014

FUNday Four Ways

Each fall, for the past 17 years, Allen Tate Realtors® have gathered to support a cause that is near and dear to them; one that impacts their local communities; and one that makes a huge difference to their chosen livelihood. Since it began, the annual Allen Tate FUNday for Public Education has taken the form of a field day, tailgate picnic, community workday, and evening reception. For the past three years, the original FUNday became FUNdays, with two events in both 2011 and 2012 and three events in 2013. This year, FUNday was held as four separate regional events through the company’s footprint in North and South Carolina. If you’ve ever doubted that multiplying efforts yields exponential results, you’re wrong. With four events,...
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20 Oct 2014

Our Partners in Education

For 17 years, Allen Tate Company has made a commitment to supporting public education in our local communities through its annual FUNday event. This fall, we held four regional events, in Greenville, SC, and Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte, NC, with more than 1,000 people in attendance. Among those in attendance at each event were our valued business partners and vendors, who share the Allen Tate Family of Companies commitment to public education and generously sponsored our events. Without these valued partners, FUNday could have never become a reality. Over the years, FUNday has raised $1.38 million – and that’s not counting 2014 monies that are still being tallied. Please join us in extending a big “Tate thank you” to our FUNday 2014 partners...
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15 Sep 2014

It’s FUNday Season!

Now that summer is winding down and kids are settled back in school, it seems to be the “season” for everything – football season (and the end of baseball season), apple-picking season, fall yard work season, community festival season, etc. At Allen Tate Company, it’s FUNday season. For 17 years, Allen Tate Company has held annual FUNday events, where agents “pay to play” to raise money for public education in the local communities we serve throughout the Carolinas. During that time, we’ve held field days, golf tournaments, dance parties, karaoke contests, corn hole competitions, tailgates, chili cook-offs and silent and live auctions. We’ve played in the rain and baked in the sun. And during those years, we’ve grown exponentially as a company...
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9 Jun 2014

We’re proud to say Tate Cares

Each spring and fall, for more than 21 years, Allen Tate Company has given back to the communities that have been so good to us. In addition to thousands of hours contributed by our agents and staff in our offices across the Carolinas, we raise money for three major initiatives under the Tate Cares giving umbrella: arts, culture and history; United Way agencies and public education. At the Allen Tate Spring Convention in March, we kicked off this year’s United Way and Cultural Campaigns. I am proud to announce that we raised more than $108,000 to dramatically impact the quality of life in our communities. I am so proud of the commitment by our Realtors, leaders and staff to make this...
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