Here at Sterling Real Estate Group in Ballston Spa, NY, one of our core values is that we are a “Community-Focused” real estate agency. We seek to create lasting and meaningful relationships with the communities we serve and to be good neighbors.

In addition to helping our clients in their real estate journey, we continue to look for ways to support the Capital Region community. Learn more about some of our 2023 community initiatives below!

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The 2023 Holiday Heroes Project & Food Drive

The holiday season is also the season of giving, and 2023 marks the 4th year of our annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. From November 16 – December 12, 2023, Sterling Real Estate Group is collecting non-perishable food items and personal care products to support those in need.

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is a local not-for-profit organization that collects donated food and distributes it to nearly 900 charitable agencies throughout the 23 counties of northeastern New York. Making sure people in need have food to eat is an important cause for us, and we’re excited to host the food drive each year.

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Donate This Year

In prior years, we have collected and donated approximately 3,850 meals and 4,600 pounds of food and personal care items. If you’re interested in donating to the cause, then you are welcome to stop by our office any time through December 12. Food items and products can be placed in the bin outside our door 24/7 for your convenience.

A small team of Sterling agents will also deliver the food to the Regional Food Bank’s Latham facility and volunteer where help is needed.

Wondering what to donate? Some of the most needed items include:

  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta & Rice
  • Soup & Canned Meals
  • Cereal
  • Soap & Bodywash
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpastes
  • Diapers & Wipes
  • And More

Before bringing us your donation, please review the Regional Food Bank’s list of Donation Requirements to ensure they can accept them.

#GivingTuesday Recipients

Another great way we give back to the Capital Region community is through our #GivingTuesday program. As part of this program, we select different local organizations to receive a monetary donation, and share the name of the recipient and their mission on our Facebook page.

#GivingTuesday traditionally begins on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and continues throughout the holiday season. You can visit our Facebook page each week to watch a video announcing the latest recipient.

On Tuesday, November 28, our first recipient of 2023 was revealed as Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, and on Tuesday, December 5, we announced the second recipient, Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region. James’ Warriors will be one of our upcoming recipients this year too. See our Facebook video section for the official announcements, and be sure to follow our page for updates!

Beyond #GivingTuesday

In addition to our #GivingTuesday recipients, Sterling Real Estate Group has donated to a variety of amazing organizations in the area, including:

  • Saratoga Central Catholic School
  • Rocktoga
  • Tunnel to Towers
  • Friends of Ballston Library
  • Shenendehowa Girls Soccer Booster Club
  • Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace
  • Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Flag Day Parade
  • Donny Dudley Tennis Foundation
  • Saratoga County Animal Shelter

The Annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes

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Each fall, the Saratoga Builders Association hosts the Saratoga Showcase of Homes in Saratoga County. This annual event is held over two weekends, and it features a lineup of magnificent homes by the region’s finest, award-winning builders.

During the 2023 Saratoga Showcase of Homes, attendees had the opportunity to tour 9 new homes from 7 Showcase builders: Belmonte Builders, Kodiak Construction, DeGraff-Bloom Custom Builders, DSG Construction & Remodeling, R & M Homes, Whitbeck Construction, and Witt Construction. $70,000 were raised at this year’s event, with funds going toward Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together Saratoga.

Our team is a proud supporter of the Saratoga Showcase of Homes, and Sterling Real Estate Group Director of Sales and Marketing/Licensed Real Estate Broker Lisa M. Licata is co-chair of the Showcase committee, and has been on the board for 19 years. The entire committee works hard to ensure the Showcase of Homes continues to be a successful event.

These are just some of the community initiatives that Sterling Real Estate Group is involved in, and they reflect our belief in giving back to the area.

Would you like to learn more about our team and the real estate services we provide in the Capital Region? Get in touch with us today!

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