Builders help transform lives

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Rosewood Homes raised money for nearly 500 nights of shelter at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless in Jacksonville with a successful model furniture auction, making them one of the top 10 fundraising teams.

On a Saturday morning in late summer, people gathered from the four corners of Clay County to participate in the Rosewood Home’s Model Home Furniture Auction. Rosewood Homes, a member of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, donated model home furniture and home accessories, rallied the community, took furniture donations at their Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes-winning Spinnaker in Eagle Harbor’s Daniels Landing.

“We want to thank all the folks who attended or donated furniture. Rosewood Homes is proud to have been part of such a worthy cause and is especially pleased that a great time was had by all,” said Rosewood President and NEFBA Clay Builders Council Chairman Roger Day.

Rosewood Homes was recognized on stage during the homeless center’s annual fundraiser, Transformations. Transformations is a tribute to the individuals whose lives have been changed by their experiences at the Sulzbacher Center.

Nearly 40,000 nights of shelter raised by the event will open the door and provide nutritious meals, medical care, and shelter for others in need. Rosewood Homes was represented by group sales captain Day, Diane Cook and Kathy Doyle.

“Rosewood Homes had one of our most unique approaches. They hosted an auction of furniture from their beautiful model homes and raised 499 nights of shelter,” said Julie Handley, director of major gifts for the Sulzbacher Cente.

Those nights of shelter include three meals per day as well as medical and dental attention given to families in need of a helping hand.

“Home is the ultimate dream of all our guests. Their journey home begins with a ‘night of shelter’ and the supportive services needed to become self-sufficient. Rosewood Homes’ gift of 499 nights of shelter will help many begin their journey home. “ said Handley.

Another Northeast Florida Builders Association member, Providence Homes, represented by group sales captains Sean Junker and NEFBA board member Bill Cellar. This is the first year for Providence Homes, and they raised 446 nights of shelter.



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