Quarter 1 Winner: Meghan Keever, Realtor®, NextHome Excellence
RASM has established a Humanitarian Award to be bestowed quarterly, designed to recognize the Realtors® who are doing great things in our community. We want to show our members and the two-county area that Realtors® make up a large part of our community’s success.
The RASM Community Outreach Committee has proudly recognized Meghan Keever, Realtor® with NextHome Excellence, as the “Humanitarian of the Quarter” recipient for the First Quarter of 2022.
Meghan has been chosen for this award due to her hard work, dedication, and many volunteer hours with Care Net Manasota Pregnancy Center.
Care Net Manasota Pregnancy Center is a Christian-based organization that provides multiple levels of aid for women, men and families who are facing an unexpected pregnancy, and other pregnancy-related needs. They provide free and confidential education, encouragement, and help to their clients who are in crisis, and they offer a safe place to find compassion, hope, and help, without judgment.
Meghan first learned about Care Net Manasota because she was once in need of their services. Her first-hand experience has motivated her to volunteer with the organization and she is passionate about giving back.
“Care Net Manasota is family,” said Meghan. “I am a Board Member now, but that is not how my journey began. I was first introduced to Care Net Manasota by a dear friend of mine ten years ago because I was dealing with my own crisis pregnancy situation. This was a very difficult time in my life. I was in a desperate situation, and Care Net Manasota provided me with the resources and support I needed to make informed decisions for my future. My son is now almost ten years old and to this day, I am still in contact with my Care Net Manasota Counselors; they are my friends. They were a great support when I needed it the most, and I want to offer that same support to others.”
CARE NET MANASOTA SERVICES
Care Net Manasota offers multiple services to the community that are free and confidential. They care for people in so many different situations, whether it’s women who are excited about their pregnancies, but they need help with resources, or women who are considering abortion or are suffering afterwards, or women who have suffered through a miscarriage and need support. Services offered include free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, emotional support, post abortive healing, men’s fatherhood classes, medical, legal, and social service referrals, adoption support and referrals, and much more.
“I am so honored to be a part of the mission at Care Net Manasota,” added Meghan. “We are active in the community, and we want people to know that there is help and support, without judgment. We want to raise awareness in case anyone has an encounter with someone who is in need. This was the case for me. I didn’t know about Care Net Manasota, but my friend did, and she was able to help. Care Net Manasota gave me hope in a desperate time, and that is what we want to offer others. Receiving this award means so much to me. I am truly appreciative for the opportunity to share what Care Net Manasota offers the community.”
Care Net Manasota also has a “Earn While You Learn” program that allows women to earn points by taking classes on pregnancy or parenting and using those points to select baby items in their “Baby Boutique.” These items include donated baby necessities such as clothing, diapers, strollers, breast pumps, new car seats, maternity clothes, playpens, toys, and more. Care Net Manasota gladly accept any gently used maternity and baby items.
SUPPORTING CARE NET MANASOTA
Care Net Manasota operates in part by relying on volunteers, donations, and monetary contributions. This worthy organization needs our financial and volunteer support to continue helping our community.
“We recently held our Annual Gala in which we raise much-needed funds and awareness of what we can offer the community,” said Meghan. “We want to spread the word that we are here to help, to offer compassion and support when women and families need it most, so every contribution is greatly appreciated and goes to those in need.” Care Net Manasota’s next Gala will be held in October 2023. Date is TBD.
For more information about Care Net Manasota Pregnancy Center, visit their website or call the center at 941-751-1966. Care Net Manasota is located at 5111 26th Street W, Bradenton, FL 34207.
RASM sincerely thanks Meghan Keever for her dedication and giving spirit, and we thank all our members who volunteer and give to our community and make a difference in the lives of others. To nominate someone for the RASM Humanitarian Award, email firstname.lastname@example.org.•
This article is from our April 2022 issue of our ELEVATE magazine. To view the magazine, click here.