Get ready for Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness, 2010
“Local charities need everyone to pitch in right now,” say JoAnn McClaskey of Wayne Homes. “At Wayne Homes, we just try to make it easier for people to give.”
Each year around the holiday season, Wayne Homes conducts its Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness program. The idea behind Not-So-Random Acts is to help a variety of local charities by getting everybody involved: homebuyers, Wayne Homes employees and vendors, as well as the general public. Last year’s effort supported eight different organizations in Ohio and Pittsburgh.
Each Wayne Homes Model Center selects a charity, then becomes a drop-off point for contributions. Depending on the selected charity, the public is encouraged to bring everything from clothing and food to school supplies and hygienic products. “The great thing is, people really want to give,” says McClaskey, who is the chief organizer of Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness. “And our Model Centers make it convenient for everyone to drop off their contributions.”
Wayne’s corporate headquarters uses a different method to encourage employee giving. It’s called good old-fashioned competition. The six departments within Wayne Homes vie to raise the most money. They sell baked goods, conduct silent auctions and offer to help with house projects like painting and fix-up. So far, the estimating department has dominated these competitions, but rumor has it that the marketing department is going to make a run at the top spot this year.
“We can’t let these estimators keep embarrassing us like this,” laughs Wayne Homes Marketing Vice President, Maurie Jones. “It’s up to us to make them look bad this year . . . by doing a lot of good.”
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The task of constructing a home from the ground up is made less daunting thanks to Wayne Homes’ four decades of experience, streamlined process and exceptional personal service. They help customers through every step — from home-site prep and financing to choosing from numerous combinations of floorplans, features and finishes. The result is a home of extremely high quality that perfectly suits the homeowner’s needs. Homes range from 1,300 to 3,500 square feet and from the $80s to $200s (plus land cost). Learn more about building a custom, energy-efficient home by dropping by one of the company’s eight model home centers or by visiting WayneHomes.com.