Neal Communities offered a $5,000 examine to the Kiwanis Membership of North Port Basis on July 12, 2023, on the North Port Library to assist construct a Storybook Stroll studying program alongside a path in considered one of North Port’s neighborhood parks. Pictured from left to proper are Kiwanis Membership of North Port members Dee Danmeyer, Jacklyn Cislo, Elaine Allen-Emrich, Susan Owens, Christina Potts, space gross sales supervisor with Neal Signature Properties, and Kiwanis member Chris Avenue.
NORTH PORT, FL (Friday, July 21, 2023) – Southwest Florida’s largest personal homebuilder, Neal Communities, donated $5,000 to the Kiwanis Membership of North Port Basis to assist with a proposed mission to assemble a Storybook Stroll studying program and Little Free Library alongside a strolling path at considered one of North Port’s neighborhood parks.
Pine Park is situated inside Nation Membership Ridge, a North Port neighborhood off McKibben Drive that was devastated by Hurricane Ian. The small neighborhood park features a volleyball courtroom, playground, picnic pavilion, picnic tables, outside grill and a paved strolling path which the Kiwanis Membership hopes will someday be the house of a Storybook Stroll program, mentioned Kiwanis Membership member Elaine Allen-Emrich.
“We’re placing one thing collectively for that neighborhood, and lots of different folks in North Port, that can actually be beloved,” mentioned Allen-Emrich, who’s spearheading the mission. “Neal Communities actually catapulted this mission from a dream to a actuality with their donation.”
With a core perception that “The place You Dwell Issues,” Neal Communities has given greater than $7.5 million to native charities all through Southwest Florida and is dedicated to the communities the place they dwell, work and construct. The Kiwanis Membership of North Port’s mission is among the newest packages to be supported by Neal Communities.
“Neal Communities is completely satisfied to help organizations that supply enrichment alternatives for our native youth,” mentioned Pat Neal, founder and president of Neal Communities. “This program is a method to encourage youngsters and households to learn collectively.”
The imaginative and prescient is for Storybook Stroll to be constructed with sturdy holders that permit laminated e-book pages to be seen alongside the looped path. The idea is that youngsters in wheelchairs or strollers will have the ability to learn pages of the e-book as they transfer alongside the pathway. The featured e-book can be modified all year long. The Kiwanis Membership additionally hopes to assemble a Little Free Library alongside the path to supply copies of the e-book as a part of a “take a e-book, return a e-book” honor system.
Allen-Emrich mentioned the Kiwanis Membership had raised $4,000 for the mission previous to Neal Communities’ donation and estimates it would want one other $2,000 earlier than development can start. She mentioned the Membership intends to proceed its fundraising efforts.
“That is designed to assist youngsters with studying and studying. So many youngsters have fallen behind in the course of the pandemic and now Hurricane Ian that something to supply curiosity in studying is a lift,” Allen-Emrich mentioned.
For extra details about the Kiwanis Membership of North Port go to www.KiwanisClubofNorthPort.org. For extra details about Neal Communities, go to www.NealCommunities.com.
About Neal Communities
Neal Communities, based mostly in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is Southwest Florida’s largest and most established domestically owned and operated personal builder. Throughout the firm’s 50-year historical past, it has constructed greater than 20,000 new houses in additional than 90 acclaimed communities from Tampa to Naples. The corporate constantly ranks among the many nation’s high 100 dwelling builders and has earned quite a few awards together with the celebrated Builder of the 12 months from Skilled Builder in 2015 and America’s Greatest Builder in 2012 from BUILDER Journal. With a core perception that “The place You Dwell Issues,” Neal Communities has given greater than $7.75 million to native charities all through Southwest Florida and is dedicated to the communities the place they dwell, work and construct. Firm gross sales in fiscal yr 2022 have been simply over $600 million.
Further Neal Communities manufacturers embody Neal Signature Properties, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Swimming pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding and Allegiant Title Professionals. For extra info, go to NealCommunities.com.