This year celebrated the 3rd Annual Las Vegas St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. The Alexander Team at Realty One Group has been honored to partner with this great organization from the beginning. Last year, The Alexander Team was the opening sponsor for the St. Jude Walk/Run, and this year they represented St. Jude as their REALTORS. This Giveaway was different from the past two in that St. Jude purchased a home and Kimberly Alexander, from The Alexander Team, represented St. Jude as their buyer’s agent to negotiate with Woodside Homes for the purchase of the Dream Home in the beautiful Henderson community of Cadence.
Since 2017, Nevada residents have rallied to raise more than $1.8 million for the kids and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. This year, our goal was to raise $1.1 million and we were nearly halfway to our goal by August 15th. Also, a bit different, only 11,000 tickets are available this year for the chance to win the brand-new home built by Woodside Homes and other prizes. The Alexander Team played a role in this crazy fun giveaway by volunteering, answering calls, and taking payment for tickets sold. Check dreamhome.org for dates, hours and address.
“I had a short window of time to find a home builder to work with and get under contract. I made a few phone calls and researched different communities. When I made that initial call to Heather at Woodside Homes, she was completely on board with what I was looking for and needed. I was over the moon and so was the entire team.,” says Kristen of the Alexander Team.
St. Jude took all the vendor partners and utilized them to build the house, including vendors such as plumbing, flooring, etc. The Alexander team worked diligently together to make this a seamless transaction for St. Jude and were able to close quickly and get the home staged and ready for ticket sales. The team even had the chance to be interviewed with News 3 to showcase the house on the morning of ticket sales starting. The Alexander team happily volunteered to work the sell-a-thon at the News 3 station and take the calls to raise money.
During the month of September, there were open houses for the public each weekend until the home was given away on the 25th of September. A sneak peek of the second bedroom which was decorated by a current cancer patient at St. Jude Children's Hospital was showcased on September 5th on News 3.
“We are passionate about this charity. A portion of our commission is donated to St. Jude. We believe in paying it forward and no better way than to give to the precious children fighting their fight,” says Kristen of the Alexander Team, passionate about the cause.
Visit dreamhome.org to learn more about this incredible mission! Tune in to News 3 Las Vegas website to view the Giveaway Show.
“Through the success and growth of this program and others throughout the country, St. Jude founder, Danny Thomas’ dream that “No child should die in the dawn of life” will move closer to becoming a reality.” (StJude.org)