Essex Gives Back

Essex Homes has been very fortunate throughout 2017 and loves immersing itself in and giving back to the community it serves. Every Essex Homes division has dedicated their time to good works this holiday season!

Essex Gives Back White Christmas - Oliver Gospel MissionOliver Gospel Mission White Christmas

Essex Homes is partnering with Oliver Gospel Mission again this year to make it a “White Christmas” for those in need. The well-known christian organization is gathering white item donations such as toilet paper, towels, or socks all during the months of December and January to benefit Columbia’s needy. Physical donations can be dropped off at any Essex Homes sales center in the Columbia area and monetary donations may be mailed to Oliver Gospel Mission at P.O. Box 7697, Columbia, SC 29202. Our model homes and sales centers are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Oliver Gospel Mission has been rescuing and rebuilding the lives of individuals in Columbia for over 127 years. There are countless ways that you can help; visit to learn more.

Humane Society of York CountyPads & Paws 10-5-17

The Essex Homes team in Charlotte has spent many mornings volunteering at the York County Humane Society. From walking dogs to helping feed kittens, the team has made an effort to shower our furry, four-legged friends with love. The team has also partnered with the animal shelter for the Paws and Pads promotion to pair loving families with the pets and homes of their dreams.

The Humane Society of York County is always searching for volunteers or good homes for their animals. For more information about both, visit

25289621_10212898248362572_1350626682547315948_nGreater Greenville Association of Realtors “Care and Share” Program

The newly formed Upstate team has also been in the giving spirit this holiday season! The Greater Greenville Association of Realtors (GGAR) works in conjunction with the Greenville County public school system to provide Christmas gifts to needy children through the “Care and Share” program. Essex team members got to play Santa Claus by shopping and purchasing wish list items for students in need. They wrapped the presents with “paper and bows” to help bring Christmas cheer to a few of the 75 children adopted through the program.

The holidays should be a time to share our good fortune with our neighbors in need, giving them warmth, love, hope and comfort when they need it the most. So while you’re out grabbing those last minute items for your loved ones, pick up a “white item”, donate, or sign up to help your local shelter and help us help others in need this holiday season.