I remember Christel DeHaan once said, 'we have a duty and an obligation to leave the world a better place than when we found it
Boca Raton, FL (Vocus) November 8, 2010
Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play, today announced its participation in the 20th annual National Make a Difference Day, on Saturday, October 23, 2010, to promote and encourage volunteerism in the community. USA WEEKEND and HandsOn Network, a business unit of Points of Light Institute, sponsor the annual event, which takes place on the fourth Saturday in October every year. Newman’s Own also supports the event by providing $10,000 donations to charities selected by each of this year’s 10 national honorees.
Bluegreen encourages its employees to take an active part in their community through public service and volunteerism. The company offers paid volunteer days to help bolster this initiative. Bluegreen’s Volunteerism Policy was created to help ensure that associates are given every opportunity to volunteer and contribute to society, even during working hours. They have also created a Charitable Giving Committee, which identifies and maintains relationships with a number of charities including the Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Christel House International, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. These partnerships offer Bluegreen associates even more opportunities to help make a difference.
Stephen Wilke, Director, HRD and Corporate Communications for Bluegreen Corporation, says Bluegreen is proud to support any event that encourages community involvement, a concept in which the company strongly believes.
“I remember Christel DeHaan once said, ‘we have a duty and an obligation to leave the world a better place than when we found it,” said Wilke. “This is the depth and quality of difference that is celebrated on Make a Difference Day.”
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Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is the leader in providing Colorful Places to Live and Play through its vacation ownership resort and residential real estate business segments. Our more than 3,500 employees are passionate about delivering extraordinary experiences for our owners, travelers and business partners. Since 1996, Bluegreen has managed, marketed and sold a flexible, real estate-based vacation ownership plan with more than 222,600 owners, over 54 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Since 1985, Bluegreen Communities has developed master-planned residential and golf communities primarily in the southern and southeastern U.S., and has sold over 55,000 homesites. We also offer a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-for-service resort management, financial services, customer generation and sales solutions to third-party developers and lenders. For more information, visit http://www.bluegreencorp.com or our travel portal Colorfulplaces.com. See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.