The Swinerton Foundation Annual Report - page 22

AUSTIN
HEROES IN ACTION
Ten years ago, Dustin Blankenship joined the Real Estate
Council of Austin (RECA) for their Christmas in October
event. The annual event brings together over 100 volunteers
to offer support for local community organizations. Support
includes donations and in-kind services to improve facilities,
and each year a new beneficiary organization is chosen.
Dustin introduced RECA to Swinerton Builders volunteers
in Austin and has led the team since then in coordinating
efforts to offer their time and expertise for the event. In
2016, Dustin, along with other RECA Development Class
members, selected Sammy’s House to receive much needed
renovations free of charge. Sammy’s House is a non-profit
agency that provides services for children who are medically
fragile and/or developmentally challenged. Volunteers spent
the day painting the offices in the front of the facility, along
with common spaces and the kitchen. The outdoor spaces
received a complete renovation as well, breathing new life to
the existing playground.
Dustin and the Swinerton Builders team spent countless hours
planning logistics, organizing volunteers, and raising funds
for RECA. With their help, the organization was able to raise
more than $200,000 in cash and in-kind contributions for
Sammy’s House to transform their facility into a more inviting
healing and functional space for the children.
The Swinerton
F o u n d a t i o n
“Giving back to organizations who serve and help
the community is why I have continued to participate
in Christmas in October for the last 10 years.”
—Dustin Blankenship
P a r t n e r i n g w i t h
22
Universities
Nationwide
C o n t r i b u t i o n s
$535
Hundred
Thousand
S u p p o r t i n g
113
Non-profit
Organizations
2 0 1 6 S TAT S
C o n t r i b u t e d
$5K
Texas A&M University
Foundation
D o n a t e d o v e r
$1K
Chef Showcase
Foundation
D o n a t e d o v e r
$5K
Sammy’s
House
T O P DONAT I ON S
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