Reinhart Realtors continued its support for Saline Area Social Service (SASS) this summer by hosting its 2nd Annual Golf Outing at Brookside Golf Course, raising over $16,000 in community donations. Included in the total donations raised, The Reinhart Charitable Foundation pledged a $5,000 match donation and Platinum Event Sponsors, The Whitener Family Giving Fund and Briarwood Ford generously donated $5,000.
In addition to securing golfer participation, Reinhart Realtor and event Charity Lead, Elke Van Dyke, also reached out to many realtors and businesses in the Saline community for corporate sponsorships and silent auction donations. “Saline Area Social Service is the only organization in Saline that provides food and emergency relief to our Saline area neighbors in times of need,” said Van Dyke. “Knowing that SASS provides significant services to our community, all of us at Reinhart Realtors worked together to create an event to help build awareness and increase support for such an important, local cause.” said Van Dyke,
Saline Area Social Service provides emergency relief assistance for utility shut off, rent evictions, gas for doctor’s appointments and up to 10 meals in groceries every week for over 300 individuals who live within the boundaries of the Saline School District and need support. For services that SASS doesn’t directly offer, the staff at Saline Area Social Service utilizes their extensive list of resources and has been able to help its clients over 115 times in the past year with referrals. Nearly half of the clients who SASS serves are children, and almost 20% of the adults served are senior citizens -- many who have social security checks as their only source of income.
The donation of over $16,000 from The Reinhart Realtors Golf Outing this summer will not only help to fund emergency services and programs that SASS offers to its clients, but it will also provide over 2,000 meals this year to children, seniors and the working poor in the Saline area.
“Saline Area Social Service appreciates the involvement and partnerships from the golfers, business sponsors, Brookside Golf Course, the Reinhart Charitable Foundation, everyone at Reinhart Realtors and Elke for committing endless hours and resources on our behalf and making the 2nd Annual Reinhart Golf Outing a success,” said Anne Cummings, Executive Director at Saline Area Social Service. “Because Saline Area Social Service is 100% community-funded, SASS relies on the community’s support to be able to continue the programs and services to our clients every year. And, with this donation from Reinhart Realtor’s 2nd Annual Golf Outing, we’re 2,000 meals closer to reaching our goal in raising the funds needed to provide 35,000 meals to our clients this year!”
The Reinhart Charitable Foundation
The Reinhart Charitable Foundation champions both volunteerism and fundraising for organizations that provide a positive impact on the quality of life in the communities we serve.
Phone: (734) 216-0540
About Saline Area Social Service
Saline Area Social Service (SASS) is a private, tax-exempt non-profit organization that has been in the community for over 50 years and serves the most vulnerable students, families, senior citizens and working poor that live in the Saline Area School District. With approximately 1,000 Saline area families living below poverty level and 650 students receiving free or reduced lunch every day, it’s SASS’s mission to provide our short and long term aid, directly and through referrals, to its clients in need.
Phone: (734) 429-4570