Community Support July 18, 2021

2021 Summer Social

Green Team Summer Social – A Time to Celebrate

It’s been a while since our Green Team family has been able to be together. The 2020 Green Team Summer Social was canceled due to the pandemic. The annual Awards Ceremony took place on Zoom.  COVID-19 has had the world adjusting to a new normal.  In addition to the physical effects of COVID-19, many small businesses and industries have been impacted negatively.  However, the impact on the real estate market was just the opposite. Sheltering-in-place led many to reconsider what their needs were in terms of home. Remote learning, remote working, and the need for privacy as well as communal space had many urban dwellers seeking homes that would accommodate their needs. Many decided to move to suburban and rural areas, including here in Orange and Sussex Counties.  Despite all of the regulations and restrictions governing the real estate industry in New York and New Jersey, business was booming and our Green Team sales associates rose to the challenges.

Now, it is a time to come together once again as the Green Team Family. On July 24 at 4 p.m. we’re gathering at beautiful Spring Brook Farm in Warwick, NY.  We’ll have a chance to reconnect with colleagues and meet new members of the Green Team family, as well as some of our sponsors. Of course, we’ll get to meet their family members, too! There will be lots of food, and games, as well as fun with a purpose.

Team Up for Hope with us!

For those of you not familiar with Team Up for Hope, it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by Geoff Green and Amy Green. It is an all-volunteer organization with a team of Green Team Sales Associates and staff lending their time, efforts, ideas, and passion for its mission.  TUH seeks to address the impact of mental illness, drug use, and suicide in our communities. We do that by raising funds for and awareness of the local non-profit organizations at the forefront of these crises. However, we also want to do our part in ending the stigma that goes along with mental health diagnoses, drug use, and suicide. We do this by collaborating with experts from organizations and private practice who share their knowledge and expertise through the webinars we produce.

The 2021 Summer Social is also a fundraiser for Team Up for Hope.  There will be a 50/50 raffle – and the winner must take the cash! We’ll have t-shirts for sale. Perhaps best of all, there will be a dunk tank. And, Geoff Green has graciously volunteered to be dunked to raise money for Team Up for Hope. We’ll have representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Orange and Sussex County affiliates, who will talk to us about the important work being done by their organizations.  Daniel McQuade, local artist, sculptor, photographer, and mental health advocate will also be joining us.  Donations to Team Up for Hope are distributed to NAMI Orange and NAMI Sussex, as well as to other local organizations.  So, come prepared, cash in hand, to support Team Up for Hope.

Thanks to our Sponsors

We would not be able to do events like the Green Team Summer Social without the generous support of our sponsors. They are:

Diamond Sponsor ($1,000 level)

Platinum Sponsors ($500 level)

Gold Sponsors ($250 level)

And thank you to the local vendors

It’s important to us to utilize the services of local businesses and vendors whenever possible.  These are some of the vendors that we’re working with to make the Summer Social a big success:

Check back with us for our Summer Social Recap

We’ll have photos, stories, and a grand total of the amount raised for Team Up for Hope.

We’ll see you on July 24th!