By Jessica Hohman
The Southern Living Showcase Home has been a fantastic platform to display the best the area has to offer in new home construction, technology, and design. In addition, the Showcase Home has also allowed us to raise nearly $15,000 for our two non-profit partners, Operation FINALLY HOME and All Children’s Hospital.
“Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH) was founded in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit organization with the mission to provide Americans the ability to honor and thank America’s wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed to defend our country in the global War on Terror.”
Javic Homes worked closely with Operation FINALLY HOME for months. We held Military Appreciation Week during the public open and raffled off an authentic Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet signed by former Super Bowl winning Buccaneer, Martin Gramatica. The Gramatica Family Foundation has recently forged a relationship with OFH to build homes for veterans in our community.
Our local non-profit partner, All Children’s Hospital, “provides expert care in pediatric medical and surgical specialties. [Their] commitment to pediatric medical education and clinical and translational research allows [them] to offer access to the most innovative treatments and therapies. All Children’s has also recently forged a new relationship – with Johns Hopkins Medicine. They are the first hospital outside of the DC/Baltimore, Maryland area to be included in this prestigious Health System.
At the Showcase Home, All Children’s Hospital Week was a great success! We had representatives from the SAFE KIDS Coalition on site to teach families and children about household safety, a toy drive, and staff from the All Children’s Hospital Foundation on site to personally thank visitors for supporting such a great cause!
It is our honor to be able to personally present our donation to All Children’s Hospital at the All Children’s Hospital Telethon on June 1st. The Telethon, which will air on WFLA News Channel 8 from 7 am – 6:30pm, is an annual event that has raised millions for All Children’s Hospital. The Telethon raised over $3.7 million in 2012 and over $4 million in 2013. We hope that with our donation All Children’s can break last year’s record! Tune in to WFLA News Channel 8 on June 1st to help us achieve this goal and donate to a remarkable cause.
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