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The Eastern is proud to collaborate with Dancing with the Realtors® in support of Habitat for Humanity. The Eastern offered the venue on February 8, 2008 and Friday, February 20, 2009 for the finals of the Dancing With The Realtors Competition.
From left to right: Dance Off Host Billy Costa; Linda Covino, founder of Dancing with the Realtors; Dawna & Mark Nocera, Eastern Organizers
Plans are underway for the 2010-2011 season at several local boards with finals scheduled for February 2011. If you are interested in joining the Realtors this season, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recap from SEASON 3: 2009-2010
DWTR has raised year to date $ 161,000.00 benefiting local Habit for Humanity Chapters in Massachusetts.
Eastern 2010 DWTR state finals:
Fox trot: 1st place Janet Crumb; 2nd place Beth McGaffigan; 3rd Place Theresa Moran.
Waltz: 1st place Debra Flot; 2nd place Gary Ruping; 3rd Place Brad Roberts.
Swing: 1st place Beth McGaffigan; 2nd place Janet Crumb; 3rd place Faun MacDonald.
Salsa: 1st Place Laurie Shifrin; 2nd place Debra Flot; 3rd pace Christina Rouleau.
Combined winner for Foxtrot and Swing: Beth McGaffigan.
Overall combined first place winner: Debra Flot.
Recap from SEASON 2: 2008-2009
February 20, 2009 at The Eastern
Realtors Chairel Baker, Mark Mulligan, Christine Rouleau, Lee Joseph, Dawn Gaudreau, Wendy Wilson, Terri Goodrich, and Brad Roberts took top honors at the finals of the Dancing with the Realtors® Eastern US Dancesport Championships which took place in February 2009. The proceeds at the local shows combined with proceeds raised at The Eastern brought the grand total to over $120,000!
Recap from SEASON 1: 2007-2008
February 8, 2008 at The Eastern
Realtors Heather Wood of East Bridgwater, Stephanie Costa and Stephanie Pandiscio took the top three honors at the finals of the Dancing with the Realtors® Eastern US Dancesport Championships which took place in February. Dancing with Realtors® was established to benefit local chapters of Habitat for Humanity and three local associations (Eastern Middlesex, Plymouth and South Shore and North Central) hosted sold out shows in the fall of 2007 season. The proceeds at the local shows combined with proceeds raised at The Eastern brought the grand total to over $81,000!
About Dancing with the Realtors
Realtors across Massachusetts are dancing for Habitat for Humanity. Be dazzled by the fancy footwork these realtors have learned in a few short months.
Early this year, realtors volunteered their time, money and talent to train in dance studios across Massachusetts to prepare for "Dancing with the Realtors" shows.
These shows have been hosted across the state to raise proceeds for Habitat for Humanity.
- SEASON 1 in 2007-2008
- The proceeds at the local shows (Eastern Middlesex, Plymouth & South Shore, North Central) combined with proceeds raised at The Eastern brought the grand total to over $81,000!
- SEASON 2 in 2008-2009
- Dancing with the Realtors raised a whopping $120,000.00, combined with proceeds rasied at The Eastern, to be shared by local Habitat for Humanity Chapters across the state of Massachusetts.
- SEASON 3 in 2009-2010
- Year to date, Dancing with the Realtors has raised $ 161,000.00 benefiting local Habit for Humanity Chapters in Massachusetts.
About Habitat for Humanity
Millions of Americans have a housing crisis. In fact, 5.1 million American families have "worst-case" housing needs, forced to pay more than half their income for housing, endure overcrowded conditions and/or live in houses with server physical deficiencies.
While the number of families in poverty is growing, the number of affordable rental units is shrinking, and most families who qualify for governmental housing assistance aren't receiving aid.
Habitat for Humanity is changing lives. Working in partnership with low-income families to build decent homes they can afford to buy, Habitat helps to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
To learn more, please visit www.habitat.org.