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John R. Wood Properties sponsors Charity for Change GiverTV episode about kindness, giving and gratitude

John R. Wood Properties has sponsored an episode of GiverTV, a new interactive video series by Charity for Change, the Collier County nonprofit behind the classroom-based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Giver Program.

The sponsored episode, “Kindness, Giving & Gratitude,” focuses on how these three traits can help children achieve their full potential. The video features the program’s mascots, Giver and U2Can, and Charity Karen (Charity for Change founder Karen Conley) teaching foundational skills that include character education and service learning. Watch the sponsored episode here.

“As a long-standing Collier County business, we believe in supporting important initiatives that benefit our community,” said Phil Wood, president of John R. Wood Properties. “GiverTV will help children and parents who are dealing with the impact of the pandemic on education and mental health. As a Charity for Change board member and on behalf of John R. Wood Properties, I am happy to sponsor this valuable resource and support Charity for Change as they create educational opportunities to meet the needs of children in today’s environment.”

The series allows the Charity for Change program to reach students beyond its afterschool, summer school, in-school and pre-school settings that in 12 years have reached 75,000 children in Florida and several other states. The approximately 10-minute videos include real-world examples of key character traits and activities families can do together to help their community. The format includes appearances by community leaders such as Florida Senator Kathleen Passidomo, science experiments and charitable crafts, with downloadable activities available at charityforchange.org. Videos currently available include: Kindness, Perseverance, Self-Control and Citizenship. New videos will be added regularly. To view episodes of GiverTV visit the website here or Charity for Change’s YouTube channel.

Sponsorships of GiverTV are available for businesses, foundations or individuals. A premier sponsorship of an episode for a year is available for $2,500. Supporting sponsorship is available for $500, and other support is welcome. For information, call 239-592-6787.


About Charity for Change

Founded in 2008, Charity for Change brings children together to see past their differences and work together for others in need to prevent bullying and violence and instill empathy and a giving spirit. Through character education and charitable activities, the organization serves children through its afterschool, summer school, preschool, and in-school programs. Since 2008, the program as impacted 75,000 children, instilling 19 character traits and raising $138,000 for 100 area charities. The goal of Charity for Change is to cultivate confident, compassionate children who become successful learners, contribute to their schools and communities, and will participate in society as empathetic, resilient, ethical, and self-reliant citizens. In 2020, Charity for Change launched GiverTV, an interactive video series hosted on the Charity for Change website, charityforchange.org/givertvgames and Charity for Change’s YouTube channel. Videos feature the program’s mascots, Giver and U2Can, teaching foundational skills that include character education and service learning. For more information about Charity for Change, please visit www.charityforchange.org or call 239-592-6787.

About John R. Wood Properties

John R. Wood Properties is the leading residential real estate brokerage in Southwest Florida consistently holding the #1 position in closed sales volume. More than a local brand, they are a highly revered organization with over 60 years of industry and market experience offering best-in-class training and data resources for agents, broad international exposure to buyers, and highly-focused luxury marketing resources that drive results for sellers. John R. Wood Properties has over 550 real estate agents and actively serves Marco Island, Naples, Ave Maria, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Sanibel/Captiva Islands. For more information about John R. Wood Properties, please visit www.JohnRWood.com.

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