Luminaria event raises $24,577 for local charities


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently brought a holiday glow to Northeast Florida neighborhoods while helping local charitable organizations. The firm’s Luminaria 2021 event raised $24,577 for Pine Castle and other local charities.

“We are grateful for the support we received from the community, and we are so proud of our dedicated team who helped make our Luminaria a success,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty CEO Kevin Waugaman.

For the event, the company purchased and sold 1,865 luminaria kits assembled by Pine Castle. In addition to supporting Pine Castle, the company is donating all of the proceeds from luminaria kit sales to local charities.

This is the sixth year Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has hosted Luminaria.

“On behalf of everyone at Pine Castle, thank you Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty for all of the support you gave us during the holiday season,” said Pine Castle Chief Development Officer Anthony Sutton. “We had our most successful year ever, assembling more than 5,000 luminary kits, which provided our participants with meaningful work and the opportunity to earn a paycheck. Thank you for being a partner with us. It means so much to our participants.”

Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine and Fleming Island neighborhoods took part. Proceeds from Luminaria will support Scouts BSA Troop 15 (Beaches office), K9s For Warriors (Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office), the Matanzas Riverkeeper and Hugs Across America (St. Augustine/Murabella offices) and Pace Center for Girls – Clay County (Fleming Island office).