What is CREA Together? Together is a group of real estate professionals in the Golden Isles who care about our local community causes and who are committed to community service. We meet for an hour and jointly select a local charity or not-for-profit organization (nominated ahead of time). Each member writes a $100 check to the selected organization and watch how the group’s commitment turns into a $10,000+ donation. Do that four times a year and witness how $40,000 can improve the lives of our neighbors when placed in the hands of deserving grass-roots agencies working to serve the local community.
How do I join? Upon receipt of your completed Commitment form, you will receive an invitation to our next meeting which is taking place on May 19, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Davis Love Grill.
Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group? To be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in Golden Isles and must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations. The money donated must stay local in the Golden Isles. The organization must be established for at least 1 year (no start-ups). No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered at this time as the current focus is on contributing to our local community.
How many times can a group be selected? An organization that is selected for the group donation may be considered again after a 2-year period. The exception is a specific program within a large organization (for example a specific department or program within a hospital), which may be considered again after one year for a different program or department.
How do charities and Christian non-profit organizations in the Golden Isles get involved? We invite organizations to register on our website at www.gicrea.com. Here, we'll post information on the charities and about their projects. Additionally, we invite members to join our facebook page. Many members are looking for a charitable cause to nominate and find info within our social media discussions and posts.
Is my donation tax deductible? Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization chosen and NOT to CREA Together. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.
How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen? Each member may nominate a charity upon arriving at the event. Three charities will be randomly picked from the submitted nominees and the nominating member(s) will then speak on behalf of the charity. After which, each member casts their vote for the charity they wish to support. The charity with the most votes is chosen. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations!
What if I cannot attend a meeting? If a member cannot attend a meeting he/she can do one of two things:
How long do the meetings last? Meetings are 1 hour, however the venue for fellowship will be open half an hour prior to the meeting. The meeting starts at 5:45 pm sharp.
Can I bring a friend to the meeting? Of course you can! We are always seeking people who care! However, in order to vote he/she will need to sign a Registration Form and become a member.
Do any of my donated funds go to administration costs of CREA of the Golden Isles? Absolutely not. CREA Together is organized and operated entirely by volunteers!
What do you do with my personal information? CREA Together collects your personal information (including name, address, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list. CREA Together will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express unless required by law. We do like to recognize our members via social media and other avenues. If a member would like to remain anonymous, they must let us know at the time of joining.