Southwest Florida’s premier private homebuilder, Neal Communities, recently donated $5,750 as a presenting sponsor of the 22nd annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser in support of Meals on Wheels PLUS through The Food Bank of Manatee.
The event was held November 4. Guests who attended were able to select a handcrafted bowl to keep while they enjoyed soup, bread and desserts donated by local restaurants.
“This event is a really enjoyable and meaningful way to help the hungry in our community,” said Christine McKelvey, Neal Communities Marketing Manager. “From the artists who handcrafted the bowls, to the chefs who prepared the food, to the volunteers working the event, to the sponsors who donated funds, there’s an outpouring of support and it’s heartwarming to see.”
Pat Neal, founder and chairman of Neal Communities, encourages employees to get involved in organizations and community events that matter to them. And he encourages that involvement through charitable giving.
Neal Communities has a philanthropic culture and a core belief that “Where You Live Matters.” The latest giving is part of more than $7.5 million Neal Communities has donated to local charities and causes throughout Southwest Florida.
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