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A RED-Letter Day at Krause

Krause redday sign RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is national Keller Williams Realty initiative to improve local communities.  Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of service projects, specifically in the neighborhoods where they work. Projects are chosen by each individual Keller Williams office based on a need they identify within their own community. Held Thursday, May 12th this year, the project chosen for the 3rdAnnual RED Day by Keller Williams Premier Realty in Katy was Krause Children’s Center.

The scope and volume of work and the energy they brought to Krause was extraordinary! This group was well organized and served with a smile. There was not a job too big for them.  It was awesome how they worked together. We felt the love all over the building as the red shirts flooded the Krause Center.  Following is a report (edited for space) by Tammy Harris, the 2011 RED Day event coordinator for Keller Williams in Katy:

It’s hard to describe the impact RED Day had on the residents and staff at the Krause Children’s Center. They are still celebrating the day and the blessings we shared with them. The accomplishments and gifts left a lasting impression on everyone involved. Thanks again to every volunteer, worker bee, agent, staff member, and participant who helped make May 12, 2011, a RED DAY we will not soon forget.


With the monies raised from our corporate sponsors, agent donations, and RED Day fundraisers, we were able to gift the following items to the Krause Children’s Center:

  • 1 year supply of ice cream in the Krause cafeteria
  • 24 new sports balls (soccer, basketball, volleyball, football & dodgeball)
  • 1 new outdoor weather-resistant storage unit for sports equipment
  • 10 new pool noodles, 4 new beach balls  and 10 new frisbees
  • 15 new sets of linens for current and future residents
  • 8 new motivational posters for the day rooms
  • Checkers, dominoes, playing cards and  Uno
  • 10 new DVD movies
  • Assorted board games – Yahtzee, Scrabble, Racko, Mad Gab and Pit
  • 4 (500-Piece) puzzles and  6 (XL) coloring books
  • Assorted Xbox 360 Games – MBA 2011, Michael Jackson, Madden 2011 & Dance Central
  • Assorted Wii games – Just Dance, Big Beach Sports, Game Party & Build-n-Race
  • Goodie basket treats that included personalized baskets, beach towels, RED Day journals, shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, chapstick, assorted chips, fruit snacks and assorted candies

RED DAY Volunteers

A total of 105  volunteers worked hand-in-hand on RED Day at the Krause Children’s Center. These volunteers worked from as early as 7:00 am until the last item was cleared at 4:00 pm. Special kudos to our friends, business affiliates and relatives who joined us and rolled up their sleeves to put in some priceless sweat equity (even in the rain).

Because of these worker bees, our talented steering committee and our agent volunteers, we were able to accomplish the following on RED Day and in the days after the event:

  • We assembled and distributed personalized goodie baskets for 40 Krause residents
  • We assembled and distributed goodie bags for 115 Krause Center employees
  • We organized a surprise Pizza Party/luncheon for the Krause residents and staff
  • We replaced, restored and primed the Krause garden planters for a spring/summer crop
  • We painted 27 resident dorm rooms & 27 bathrooms
  • We painted 4 laundry rooms & 2 day rooms
  • We installed carpet in 2 meditation rooms
  • We delivered 500+ pieces of new and gently used luggage for departing residents
  • We transformed 4 dry erase boards into chalkboards
  • We delivered 24 classroom desks for the charter school on site at Krause

RED DAY Corporate Sponsors

We collectively raised over $6,000 to finance all of our RED Day projects. Our Corporate Sponsors included the following businesses and we could not have done it without each of you; your generosity will not be forgotten. Special kudos to every business that donated at every level:



Network Funding                      

Pittsburgh Paints


Academy Sports & Outdoors                             

Babbaloo International Café & Bar                      

Carl Bassewitz – The Big Fan Experience           

Chicago Title                                        

CiCi’s Pizza Katy Mills                                     

Farmer’s Insurance – Rigo Villarreal       

First American Title                                           

Frito Lay                                              

Homes & Land Magazine                                  

McCoy Workplace Solutions                  

Midway BBQ                                                    

Stewart Title                 


Trendmaker Cross Creek


Cornerstone Mortgage                                       

Credit Score Consultants


Katy Orange Guy

Mason Mortgage                                               

National Credit Federation

Perry Homes                                                    

RMJ Home Services

Titan Business Suites

RED Letter Day at Krause

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