Keller Williams (KW), the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, has donated $100,000 to Mobile Loaves & Fishes to support the expansion of the organization’s Community First! Village, a 51-acre master-planned community designed specifically for men and women who are coming out of chronic homelessness.
Nearly 400 formerly homeless neighbors currently live in the Village.
“Community First! Village represents the model for how communities across our world can seek to resolve the immense challenges of homelessness,” said Gary Keller, executive chairman of KW. “And we’re honored to continue supporting its success and robust expansion efforts.”
KW executives toured Community First! Village and presented an annual $100,000 donation. KW is more than midway through an initial 10-year, $1 million commitment to support the mission of Community First! Village, having donated $600,000 to date.
Community First! Village is a development of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a social outreach ministry that has been compassionately serving Austin’s homeless community for nearly 25 years.
“We’re extremely grateful to the Keller Williams team for their continued generosity and support as we press forward with the expansion of Community First! Village,” said Alan Graham, CEO and founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes.
“Building a neighborhood of this magnitude—one that is uniquely focused on serving our city’s most vulnerable neighbors—requires a tremendous amount of collaboration,” said Graham. “The Keller Williams team has been committed from the start, and we deeply appreciate their partnership as we continue to develop the most talked about neighborhood in Austin.”
On Oct. 26, Mobile Loaves & Fishes celebrated the groundbreaking of a 127-acre addition to Community First! Village, an expansion that will add an estimated 1,400 homes for individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness in the Austin area.
Source: Keller Williams