Integrity Real Estate Group
Giving Back To The Community
As an organization we believe we have a responsibility to give back to the communities where we work and live. As a core value and a fundamental business practice, we have elected to not charge fees to our clients for transactions settled (the standard business practice for most residential real estate companies is $400-$600 per transaction). Instead, our agents have elected to make a personal financial contribution from each of their settled transactions to a Northern Virginia non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization making a difference for people in need in local communities.
The organizations may change from year to year, but our commitment to giving back remains constant. Here are some organizations we currently support with agent donations:
Boulder Crest Retreat - The organization was founded on the premise that there is no greater duty as an American than to provide for those men and women who have given everything but their lives (mind, body and soul) to serve and protect us. Boulder Crest Retreat is a rural sanctuary where military warriors, with combat-stress related injuries can bring their families and enjoy non-clinical, recreational therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental, financial and spiritual recovery.
The Brain Foundation - This all-volunteer, non-profit 501c3 organization was founded in 2003. Their mission is to provide affordable housing for those suffering from serious brain diseases, such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders, who are homeless or vulnerable to becoming homeless.
The Koinonia Foundation, Inc. – Koinonia is a Christian non-profit human services organization serving all individuals and families in the local communities of Franconia, East Springfield, Newington, and Kingstowne in Fairfax County. The Koinonia Foundation is a faith-based organization, called to support adults and children in the Franconia/Kingstowne area. Koinonia helps to meet challenges of daily living by providing food, clothing, learning and emergency financial assistance to qualified clients regardless of beliefs.
Koinonia is the sole nonprofit organization recognized by Fairfax County to provide both short-term emergency assistance and self-sufficiency services to citizens of the Greater Kingstowne/Franconia area. They have been operating since 1966.
Gabriel Homes, Inc - provides residential placement and support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Gabriel Homes exists to enable the adults they serve to open their doors to independence. Their residential placement puts a roof over their heads and, more importantly, a solid foundation under their feet. They offer the support and encouragement they need to develop their full potential.
They distinguish ourselves from other live-in facilities by emphasizing independent living within a strong community context.
Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) - is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in need in the Lorton, Virginia area by providing food, clothing, financial help, help for the holidays, school supplies, and information and referral to a variety of services for those in need. Steve Rorke, Executive Director
New Hope Housing, Inc. - New Hope Housing is the oldest and largest provider of shelter beds in Northern Virginia. They provide shelter, transitional, and permanent housing to homeless families and single adults, with support services designed to break the cycle of homelessness. They offer innovative responses to homelessness in a spirit of hope and hospitality, taking in anyone in need and not giving up until they have exhausted all possible avenues of change. Pamela Michell, Executive Director
Our Heroes, Inc. - Our Heroes support veterans of all services including active duty, retired and reserve military and their families; exceptional adults and children; disadvantaged and/or at-risk children in Brunswick County. They also provides a permanent home for aged, abused, and neglected horses and other large animals. They provide an opportunity for the youth in the area through equine-assisted therapy.
Project Mend-A-House - This is a non-profit organization serving low-income residents, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities in Prince William County and the City of Manassas Park since 1984. They recruit volunteers and match them with people in need of minor home repairs and safety modifications. They also provide the loan of certain types of daily adaptive living aids for in-home use and hold Fall Risk Assessment Screenings to help limit injuries to the senior population.
The 25th Project - This non-profit organization is focused on helping the community of unsheltered homeless people in the woods of Northern Virginia by volunteering on the 25th of each month bringing not only food, but also living essentials such as tents, batteries, sleeping bags, tarps, and other necessities.