Category Archives: Community Involvement

Fonville Morisey Croasdaile Delivers BIG for “Stop Summer Hunger”

Our food drive for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s “Stop Summer Hunger” program ends today. Each week throughout our FM Stops Hunger collection, we have highlighted an office that delivered the most in donations for the previous week.

This week, we tip are hats to our Fonville Morisey Croasdaile office in Durham for their delivery of 474lbs of donations to the Food Bank’s Durham Branch. That’s just about 400 summer meals provided to the children in our communities who don’t otherwise get at least one or two hot nutritious meals a day thanks to the fact that school is still out (for many on the traditional school calendar).

Sales Associate Tonya Saleeby had this to say –

“Helping others is a huge part of what I do as a REALTOR®…..from helping them with their home purchase to giving back through food donations. It’s a win-win for everyone!!”

We couldn’t agree more.

FM Croasdaile Stop Summer Hunger 2014 FMRealty


Your office has certainly gone above and beyond to provide for these children. Thank you to all who donated for this very worth cause in our community!


Fonville Morisey Inside the Beltline Delivers 118 Pounds of Donations for the Food Bank of CENC

FM ITB Stop Summer Hunger FMRealtyWe are in the midst of our Fonville Morisey Stops Hunger food drive benefiting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Each week, we highlight the office that donated the most (in pounds) to their local Food Bank branch the previous week. The week of July 14th-18th, our Fonville Morisey Inside the Beltline office took top honors with their donation of 118 pounds, equivalent to 99 meals! That’s 99 meals to children that don’t otherwise receive more than one (sometimes none) nutritious meal at home because school is not in session.

The Fonville Morisey ITB office had this to say about their participation in the food drive –

“For a community that has given so much to all of us over the years, we are proud to be able to give back in this small way to help ensure our neighbors have food on the table.”

Real estate agents help so many families. Knowing that in our community some of the ones they serve may also be struggling financially and must make the choice between nutritious meals or paying the light bill, this food drive is one our Fonville Morisey Agents are happy to support!

If you’d like to contribute to our food drive, stop by and drop off a selection of the most needed items at any of our 11 sales offices. To learn more about our campaign, please visit the original blog post announcing FM Stops Hunger.

Together we can make a difference in our Triangle communities!

Fonville Morisey Falls Office is Proud to Be Part of “Stop Summer Hunger” for the Food Bank of CENC

by Lisa Sullivan, Digital Media Marketing Director

FM Falls Office Donations for Food Bank CENC July 2014 FMRealtyWe have completed our first week of our own Fonville Morisey Stops Hunger food drive on behalf of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s “Stop Summer Hunger” program. While each of our offices serves as a collection point for donations, they are also competing for most pounds of food donated. Each week, we’ll feature one office based on the collections from the previous week and at the end of the month, the office with the most pounds collected will receive even more digital coverage along with other prizes for their efforts.

This week, our Fonville Morisey Falls Sales Office collected enough food and donations to provide 250 meals!

For Michelle Price, this is a cause she is happy to support –

“The Food Bank of NC does such awesome things to help out those in our community. Donating food to help them is something I can easily do. Even if it’s just a can or two to donate that is great! It all adds up to help our local families in need.”

FM Lending’s Donna Watkins really brought it home by adding –

“As a Mortgage Consultant, I have the opportunity to work with many families and stay in touch with them over the years. I know of several that have experienced a job loss or sickness that keeps them from putting food on the table or paying bills. I’m so glad there is an avenue with the Food Bank to support them during these times. I’m grateful for the opportunity to support this wonderful nonprofit organization.”

And Vice President and Sales Manager, Linda Romano had to this to add –

“Serving others is what we REALTORS® enjoy most. FM Stops Summer Hunger is a wonderful program and an opportunity to serve those who are in need. Thank you Food Bank of CENC, for distributing our donations.”

Many thanks to EVERYONE at Fonville Morisey Falls for their generous donations. Even with the holiday week last week, they were still able to collect and deliver. The families in our community thank you!

Collections continue at all of our offices this week. To learn more about our food drive, including the Food Bank’s most needed items, please visit our blog announcement for Fonville Morisey Stops Hunger.

Together we are fighting to eradicate hunger in our communities!

Image of FM Falls office donations courtesy of FM Falls. To see more of their images throughout this food drive, please visit FM Falls on Facebook!



Fonville Morisey Stops Summer Hunger With Food Drive for Food Bank CENC

by Lisa Sullivan, Digital Media Marketing Director

Stop Summer Hunger Food Bank CENC FMRealtyThe “job” of the successful Fonville Morisey Sales Associate is to assist buyers and sellers in the communities that make up The Triangle – Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas – with either the purchase of a new home or selling their current one, sometimes both. Whether that buyer or seller is an individual person or a family of four, the bottom line is we work with people every single day, people who may have at one time struggled with the choice to feed their families or pay their mortgages or who are perhaps struggling with that now and we just don’t really know it.

The bottom line is we care about the PEOPLE we serve. That is why we have partnered with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina as Social Media Ambassadors and why we are also embarking on an endeavor to Stop Summer Hunger in the Triangle.

The Stop Summer Hunger program (formerly Kids Summer Stock) is –

a community-wide food and funds drive held during June and July to provide the additional food needed to support the 300,000 children (and their families) on the free and reduced-cost school breakfast and lunch programs, as well as supporting our kids summer meals programs. For these children, no school means no meals.

Check out this graphic the Food Bank put together describing just exactly the plight of hunger in our community through their 2013 Impact Report –

2013 Hunger Impact Report Food Bank CENC FMRealtyImage used by permission.

Isn’t that staggering – over HALF a MILLION people in our community struggle with hunger every day and 1 in 3 are children. We could be serving some of these families and we just don’t know it.

How can you help?

We’re glad you asked. 🙂

Donate to our Fonville Morisey Stops Hunger Food Drive!

The Drive begins Monday, June 30th – Thursday, July 31st. Drop off the Food Bank’s Most Needed Items (remember, no glass!) at any of our 11 office locations throughout Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding communities.

Together we can FIGHT hunger in our communities.

To learn more about the Food Bank Stop Summer Hunger program (including how to make an online donation as well), please visit their official website. To learn more about the 2013 Impact Report, visit their blog – Hunger Matters.

Food Bank CENC Thank You 2014 FMRealty

All images courtesy of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and used by permission.

Fonville Morisey Raises Over $27,000 for Triangle Komen Race for the Cure

by Lisa Sullivan, Digital Media Marketing Director

Triangle Komen Race 2014 FMRealtyThe Komen NC Triangle to the Coast Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure® brings thousands of people together for one common goal – to raise awareness & funds for Breast Cancer research and a cure. Over the last six years, our Fonville Morisey family has participated in this event because while we help families in our region purchase or sell their homes, we also know some of those families probably have also included someone who has battled breast cancer. Our own Fonville Morisey family isn’t immune to it either as we have had several of our own that can now say they are proud Survivors.

So, once again, in 2014 we gathered all 12 of our offices (Sales and Corporate), rallied the troops so to speak, raised funds and awareness for the efforts of our own Susan G. Komen Triangle affiliate. Some of our offices held various fundraisers throughout the last couple of months – “Cinco de Pinko”, a raffle for a hot air balloon ride, sweets and treats day at a local Wake Forest cupcake shop, wine, dine and give in Chapel Hill, bake sales, and we collectively held a “Rally Day” to keep the momentum going.

When all was said and done the Fonville Morisey team raised OVER $27,000.

We beat last year’s total of $22K.

The top fundraising team in our company-wide competition was our brand new Fonville Morisey Wake Forest office (with honorable mentions to our FM Chapel Hill and FM Lochmere sales offices). The individual who raised the most in donations was Kate Law, also of our FM Wake Forest office.

Then on Saturday, June 14th over 50 Fonville Morisey staff and Sales Associates, some with families, joined the thousands to walk/run on Triangle Komen Race Day. We’ve got a FULL gallery of images on our Facebook Page. Special thanks to BJ Barratt, Vickie Cardin, Leah Cooke, Louise Guemple, Kelly Mathews, Renee Smith, and Karen Turner for sharing their pictures with us!

You can also check out some fabulous photos from BJ Barratt, Sales Associate with Fonville Preston too.

Finally, we put a collection of images (with a video clip provided by Laura Pedersen – thank you!) together in this short video montage as well –

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Thanks to all who participated, donated, and raised funds for this very worthy cause. Together, we were able to make a difference in our community!

Triangle Komen Race 2014 FMRealty Team

If you missed out, we hope you will join the Fonville Morisey team next year as we do it all again!