Carolina One helps community in variety of ways this year
The Post and Courier
The real estate agency that stands out as the area’s largest brokerage by market share proves impressive, too, in its charitable giving efforts.
That company happens to be locally based Carolina One Real Estate, which has offices throughout Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.
“At Carolina One we do more than list and sell real estate,” says Patty Scarafile, chief executive. Scarafile says on numerous occasions, she’s cited the agency’s proclivity for giving back to the community, according to Carolina One.
In the first quarter, all of Carolina One’s local offices “donated time, talent and labor to assist a dozen needy agencies and individuals,” it says. Specifically:
-The Summerville Trolley Road office spent a day painting a barn and fence for H.I.S. Ministries, a therapeutic riding center and outreach program in Ridgeville.
-For an evening, the Summerville Main Street office prepared dinner at the Ronald McDonald House for the families of children infirmed at local hospitals.
-The Goose Creek office spent a day at Howe Hall AIMS Elementary School organizing the media center, assisting with landscaping chores and monitoring the children while teachers were honored at a luncheon.
-In East Cooper, the Mount Pleasant North office took volunteers to the beach on the Isle of Palms and conducted a beach sweep in support of the local Marine Turtle Conservation Program.
-The Mount Pleasant Longpoint Road office helped construct a Habitat for Humanity home at 1311 Myrick Road. The office also helped to restock and organize the Habitat Resale Store on Long Point Road.
-Volunteers with the Mount Pleasant Coleman Boulevard office prepared and served breakfast to guests at the Ronald McDonald House.
-The Isle of Palms office collected hats, scarves and gloves for East Cooper Community Outreach and prepared meals for the family of a critically ill hospice patient.
-Among West Ashley efforts, the Folly Road office cooperated with “Keeping Charleston Beautiful” and “James Island Pride” to complete cleanups of Harbor View Road and Riverland Drive. In all, 22 bags of trash and more than 440 pounds of litter were removed from the roadways, Carolina One says.
-The Orleans Road office spruced up a floral and edible garden for the Jenkins Institute for Children and then hosted a “Dessert Happy Hour” for residents at The Palmettos of Charleston Assisted Living Center.
-The downtown Broad Street office pitched in to cultivate and organize an educational and functional outdoor garden at Memminger Elementary School.
-Carolina One’s administrative office in North Charleston volunteered to sort and organize clothing and supplies for Lowcountry Orphan Relief. It also donated a variety of office equipment to the Jenkins Institute for Children.
Michael Scarafile, the real estate agency’s president, expressed his gratitude to the office agents, staff and management for their “complete support” of Carolina One Cares Week.