For the sixth consecutive year, Century 21 Real Estate LLC corporate staff members will exchange one day of normal business duties for a day of sweat equity at Camp Merry Heart - Easter Seals New Jersey's summer camp facility for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
Dozens of Century 21 Real Estate LLC employees will set out for Hackettstown, N.J., on Friday, June 8, to help prepare the cabin and campgrounds for the summer with a thorough spring cleaning, the installation of new outdoor amenities, a few small repairs and several general landscaping/beautification projects.
"It is rare to find the level of support that the CENTURY 21 World Headquarters staff have shown Easter Seals New Jersey and Camp Merry Heart over the past five years and we are privileged to have the team back again this year," said Brian Fitzgerald, president and CEO, Easter Seals New Jersey. "The CENTURY 21 staff has truly embraced Easter Seals New Jersey and Camp Merry Heart as part of its growing global family."
The group of corporate staff members adopted the cabin in 2002 and each year since volunteers a day to complete needed maintenance and improvements in preparation for the summer camping season.
"The positive impact that our workday has for those who frequent Camp Merry Heart far outweighs the aching muscles and slight sunburn that some of us experience following this annual event," said Tom Kunz, president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. "The Camp Merry Heart workday is a great team-building exercise for our staff and continues to motivate CENTURY 21 franchisees, brokers, and agents across the country and in Canada to show their support for Easter Seals locally."
The CENTURY 21® System has been affiliated with Easter Seals since 1979. As the charity's top contributor collectively, CENTURY 21 System offices located throughout the United States and Canada have raised more than $91 million to help children and adults with disabilities lead fuller, more independent lives. In 2006, the CENTURY 21 System raised more than $5.2 million for Easter Seals.