Volunteering is an important part of society. The decision to give back to your community is a very personal decision, but one that has reaching affects that are immeasurable. However as Mother Theresa said, “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” This page will be updated with those in the community who are working for the specific cause to make Williamson County even better than it already is, as well as information about upcoming events, fundraisers, and more. For more information about some locations to start your volunteerism search, WCLIFE has gathered a list of links on the sidebar of reputable charities within Williamson County.
The Results are In!
REALTORS® Collect Over 7 Tons of Food for Local Food Pantries
Williamson County Association of REALTORS (WCREALTORS) releases food drive results.
Round Rock, Texas – July 18, 2017 – Members of the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® (WCREALTORS) have stepped up and answered a call to action and helped stock the local food pantries. In a county-wide food drive, which began July 3rd, REALTORS® from across Williamson County hit the pavement and dropped off bags to be filled, contacted their friends, family, and clients, and spread the word in their offices to help fill their local food pantries.
The event benefited the entire county, with five pantries seeing a result: Round Rock Area Serving Center with 3,037 pounds of food; The Hutto Community Food Pantry with 3,138 pounds of food; Hill Country Community Ministries with 2,441 pounds of food; The Caring Place with 3,870 pounds of food; Operation Liberty Hill with 1,593 pounds of food; and Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry with 1,027 pounds of food. Both monetary donations and food, directly from the Williamson County Food Drive, were dropped off on Friday, July 14th which totaled 15,105 pounds raised within two weeks!
“In today’s business, I am so proud of our REALTOR® community, our clients and our neighbors that took just a few minutes out of their day and a few dollars out of their budget to contribute to our Williamson County Food Pantries. It is shocking to me how many hungry children and families there are here in our own backyards and how little it takes to help. This year we raised 15,105 pounds of food. It is a start, but sadly, the need continues. It’s never too late to contribute, every little bit helps. Contact any one of our Williamson County food pantries to donate food, time, and or money and help feed a child, possibly in your own neighborhood,” said Leisa Ormsbee, owner/REALTOR® of Realty Texas and chair of the WCREALTORS Community Service Committee. More information about each of the food pantries is available on the WCLIFE Website at www.wclife.org.
“It has been a great day at the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® with the conclusion of our Annual Food Drive. Great job members and affiliates,” said WCREALTOR President, Suzanne Gantner.
Thank you to the members of WCREALTORS who collected the food, the residents of Williamson County for their donations, and most importantly, the staff and volunteers at the local food pantries. Each of you play an integral part in the community and help to make Williamson County the best place to live.