Rose & Womble Realty has distributed Thanksgiving baskets to families in need for the past 23 years. This project has grown from our first year basket count of 25 to over 1,000 last year! Each Basket contains a turkey, stuffing, apples, potatoes, canned vegetables, gravy and rolls. We work closely with the local social services offices, Friends of the Elderly, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing and the military to find families in need of a Thanksgiving meal. Deltaville Market and Richfoods provide the best quality food items at the most affordable prices.
Some agents make contributions from each closing towards the Rose and Womble Foundation and its programs like the Turkey Brigade, others purchase the meals directly. It is always a stiff competition and the Lynnhaven Office takes competition seriously!
The truck comes from SuperValu to our Harbour View Office location – volunteers from community groups and each of our offices come and pick up their deliveries. When the food arrives at the Lynnhaven Office, our agents are waiting to assemble the bags for delivery. The families are called to set times for delivery and the agents head out. The energy and good cheer is contagious! Each year there are stories shared about the families we meet. It is wonderful to see everyone working together for such a great cause and a great way to start the holiday season!
“We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted but we should stop and be thankful each and every day.”