BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, recently raised over $18,000 to support the 19th annual Big Backpack Event, Lee County’s biggest back-to-school festival and school supply giveaway hosted by the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida.
On Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 26 volunteers from Neal Communities helped hand out over 1,600 backpacks to support Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties school children between the ages of 5 through 12. This year, a line wrapped around North Fort Myers High School.
For the third year, Neal Communities’ south region, which encompasses Lee and Collier Counties, chose to help fund the Big Backpack Event outreach program. During the past three years, Neal Communities has raised over $52,000, with the generous help of a company donation and donations from trade partners, employees, homeowners, family and friends.
“Every year, our team looks forward to participating in this wonderful community event,” said Michael Greenberg, southwest Florida regional president for Neal Communities. “This event gives the children of our future the tools and confidence they need to start the school year off right, and our team takes great pride in giving back to this much-needed regional organization.”
To date, the popular event has provided more than 32,000 school-aged children in need with free backpacks filled necessary school supplies. The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida’s mission is to promote and embrace diversity in the community and support Lee County school children of all cultures start the back-to-school season with confidence and pride.
About Neal Communities
With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 90 successful communities throughout southwest Florida. The Lakewood Ranch-based builder was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine.
To date, Neal has built over 13,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include numerous Parade of Homes awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.