Making A Real Difference with Real Estate
Having been a real estate agent in Tauranga for 29 years, Professionals realtor Jim Peterson has a true passion for giving back to his community. Jim has been supporting his community for years, both through volunteering and donating, but back in 2018 he decided he could do more, initiating a unique charity donation promotion through his real estate work.
Jim, with Professionals’ support, runs an initiative where he donates 20% of the full commission of houses he sells that are referrals from charity connections. To date, Jim has donated over $38,000 to eight charities, including Waipuna Hospice.
“It is well proven that in giving you will receive, and success is best when it’s shared,” explains Jim. “This promotion is a win/win for everyone. When a referral comes in from Waipuna Hospice and the house sells, 20% of the full commission goes back to hospice. This means that not only is the seller happy, but Waipuna Hospice, and in turn our community, benefits.”
Jim’s initiative has so far delivered three substantial donations to Waipuna Hospice, and he is hoping that he will be able to drive more donations in the future. “I know how hard it can be to fundraise even $500, and Waipuna Hospice needs every community effort to continue the great work they do.”
“I came to understand what Waipuna Hospice was about and their need for community involvement when my wife was a reception volunteer back in the 2000s. We’ve also had numerous friends who have been exceptionally cared for in their final days by Waipuna Hospice, whether it was in the hospice in-patient unit, or in the comfort of their own homes.”
Jim loves that his work is helping make a difference, and hopes he can continue supporting his community for years to come.
If you have any questions, please contact Jim on email@example.com or 0800 22 00 12.
Waipuna Hospice would like to say thank you to Jim Peterson for his generous support. If you have a fundraising idea, please don’t hesitate to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This story was first published in our newsletter – Waipuna Connections, issue 75.